6th Annual Striking For Reena

Striking For Reena 2017 Join us for Striking For Reena Presented by Westdale Properties

If having a blast while raising funds for a great cause is right up your alley... please join us on May 7, 2017 at World Bowl!

The venue has 40 lanes and bowlers of all ages and skills are welcome. There is no entry fee, but each team (up to 6 bowlers per team) is asked to raise a minimum of $300 per bowler for a total of $1,800 per lane.

Striking for Reena is overwhelmingly popular because it’s so inclusive. Families, friends and supporters bowl alongside individuals supported by Reena. With family fun at the heart of the event, there’s truly something for everyone:

  • Silent Auction
  • Kids Zone
  • Raffle
  • Food
  • Prizes

  • Click here to register, donate or sponsor!
    Have a question? Click here to contact Shira Lev.
    View photos from last years event by clicking here.

    MyCommunityHub Is Coming To Reena!

    Join us on March 29 from 6:30 - 8:30PM at the Toby & Henry Battle Developmental Centre to learn more about how Reena is using MyCommunityHub!

    MyCommunityHub is the place to go for great activities offered by Developmental Service Agencies across Ontario. You can browse, register and pay in a few simple clicks.

    Please let us know if you will be joining us by clicking here. Deadline to register is March 5, 2017.

    To learn more click here
    To visit MyCommunityHub click here

    Stuart Farb Memorial Hockey Game

    Stuart Farb Hockey Game

    January 14, 2017 @10:00 PM Thornhill Community Centre Hockey Arena 7755 Bayview Ave, Markham, ON L3T 4P1

    Stuart Farb’s family and friends are taking to the ice to play in memory of Stuart, and to raise funds for Reena Foundation.

    For years, Stuart Farb, his sons Guy and Philip, and a group of friends got together late Saturday nights to play hockey. It wasn't competitive, just a way for everyone to get together and have a good time. Stuart passed away on January 9, 2012, leaving a void in the family and the circle of friends. The games are still being played but Stuart is sorely missed.

    In honour of their father, Stuart's children Guy, Jody and Philip have arranged the annual charity hockey game. Now in its 5th year, all of the regulars will again be there, playing for Stuart and for the Rebecca Farb Endowment Fund that the family formed through Reena Foundation. This fund helps support individuals with developmental disabilities at Reena.

    To support the event please visit the Stuart Farb Memorial Hockey Game Website or call (905) 763.8254 x3631.

    Siblings Workshop

    Reena and Zareinu are pleased to offer KIDS NIGHT OUT! Two programs running simultaneously for children and youth. One program is designed for siblings (brother/sister) of a child with a developmental disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. The other program is a recreation base program designed for children and youth with special needs.

    The sibling workshop is designed to allow siblings the opportunity to get together and share experiences with one another in an informal and fun environment.

    The workshops will include fun activities, group discussions and games.

    Enrol your children to take advantage of this programming that will keep your kids engaged in a meaningful and fun program!

    DATES: February 6, 13, 27 and March 6
    TIME: 6:00 - 7:30pm
    LOCATION: Toby & Henry Battle Developmental Centre
    COST: $40 per person
    TO REGISTER CONTACT: nlipsey@reena.org | (905) 889.2690 x2121

    Kosher dinner and snacks will be served.
    Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and be prepared to have fun!

    Reena #HEW2016 Event is November 3

    Reena has been chosen as a host site for Holocaust Education Week (#HEW2016).

    Join us at Reena Community Residence (49 Lebovic Campus Drive) on November 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm for a presentation on: Aktion T4 – the Nazi “Euthanasia” Program.

    This interactive session teaches how a government used the medical establishment, bolstered by propaganda and legislation, to convince its population that some people were "unworthy of living." It will link memories of the past with current experiences and atrocities. Framed as a euthanasia program, Aktion T4 was a Nazi initiative that identified and exterminated people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities at killing centres, which were a precursor to the death camps.

    WHEN:             November 3rd, 7:00 pm
    WHERE:           Reena Community Residence (49 Lebovic Campus Drive, Vaughan)
    CONTACT:       Phone: (905) 889.2690 x2048 | Email: cwalsh@reena.org
     
    *Please inform us of your intention to attend. This event has first come first serve seating*
     

    Annual General Meeting 2016

    The Board of Directors of Reena, Reena Foundation & Batay Reena invite you to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 7pm
    Toby & Henry Battle Developmental Centre
    927 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill, ON L4J 8G6

    Election of Directors
    Approval of Financial Statements
    Presentation of Awards

    To view photos from the 2016 Annual General Meeting click here.

    Reena Art Exhibit

    Reena Hosted An Art Exhibit featuring work by participants of the Reena Channels Program.

    7 individuals supported by Reena, Art Mentorship Programwith a special interest in visual arts received group mentorship and instruction from experienced Schwartz Reisman Centre art instructors trained to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. The participants had the opportunity to make use of high quality studios, equipment and materials at the Schwartz Reisman Centre to produce their own pieces.

    The Art Exhibit concluded the program. Reena participants in the inaugural Arts Mentorship Program were on hand to discuss their work.

    To view photos from the event click here.

     

    Swinging for Reena is July 12!

    New This Year at ANGUS GLEN - 72 Foursomes Available!

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Angus Glen Golf Club

    Swinging for Reena 2016Tribute Communities is hosting the exceptional Swinging for Reena Charity Golf Tournament for a sixth year. The day of golfing at Angus Glen Golf Club includes lunch on the course and is followed by a dinner reception.

    All proceeds from Swinging for Reena Charity Golf Tournament support residential respite at Reena. Respite is a proactive and preventative service which provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals with developmental disabilities can learn and flourish. It can prevent a family from going into crisis by giving them a needed break or time for other family members.

    Golf foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are available. This tournament sells out every year! Don't miss out. To purchase your foursome, sponsor the event, or make a donation, please complete this confirmation form and email it to us by clicking here.

    For more information, please contact Reena Foundation at (905) 763.8254 x3631 or by email by clicking here.

    Stuart Farb Memorial Hockey Game

    Farb Game 2016 bannerJanuary 9, 2016 @10:00 PM
    Thornhill Community Centre Hockey Arena
    7755 Bayview Ave, Markham, ON L3T 4P1

    Stuart Farb’s family and friends took to the ice on Saturday, January 9, 2016, to play in memory of Stuart, and to raise funds for Reena Foundation.

    For years, Stuart Farb, his sons Guy and Philip, and a group of friends got together late Saturday nights to play hockey. It wasn't competitive, just a way for everyone to get together and have a good time. Stuart passed away on January 9, 2012, leaving a void in the family and the circle of friends. The games are still being played but Stuart is sorely missed.

    In honour of their father, Stuart's children Guy, Jody and Philip have arranged the annual charity hockey game. Now in its 4th year, all the regulars played for Stuart and for the Rebecca Farb Endowment Fund that the family formed through Reena Foundation. This fund helps support individuals with developmental disabilities at Reena.

    Family and friends cheered from the stands as Stuart's family and friends played their hearts out. Pizza, snacks and cold drinks were served, and donations were accepted for the Rebecca Farb Endowment Fund.

    You can still support the event: please visit the Stuart Farb Memorial Hockey Game website or call 905-764-1081 ext. 31.

    6th Annual Joel Schwartz Memorial Hockey Tournament

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    When: March 27, 2016 All day competition Finals at 5pm

    Where: Chesswood Arenas 4000 Chesswood Drive, Downsview, ON

    What: The 6th Annual Joel Schwartz Memorial Hockey Tournament (JSMHT) is the charity challenge of the year for all sports fans. Enjoy a full day on the ice playing hockey, or off the ice supporting your favourite team! JSMHT has raised $850,000 over the past 5 years. This year we hope to bring that total to over $1Million! 100% of the proceeds support inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities. The Tournament is in honour and memory of Joel Schwartz, an individual supported by Reena who tragically passed away at the age of 25.

    Join Us: Create or join a team today! Visit jsmht.org or contact Kerri at info@jsmht.org.

    Support Us: Sponsor JSMHT by clicking here or pledge your favourite playing by clicking here

    To make a donation offline, please call Reena Foundation at (905) 764.1081 x31 or complete JSMHT 2016 Offline Donation Form.

    Striking for Reena Presented by Great Gulf

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    Join us for Striking for Reena Presented by Great Gulf

    If having a blast while raising funds for a great cause is right up your alley... please join us on May 1, 2016, at Playtime Bowl (33 Samor Road, Toronto). The venue has 48 lanes and bowlers of all ages and skills are welcome. There is no entry fee but each team is asked to set a fundraising target of $1,800.

    Striking for Reena is Striking for Reena 2016overwhelmingly popular because families, friends and supporters bowl alongside loved ones and other individuals supported by Reena. The individuals look forward to this event with such excitement that many arrive 2 to 3 hours early!

    There's not a moment to spare...

    To register your team, make a donation sponsoring a bowler or the event, and for sponsorship opportunities, please visit the Striking for Reena website.

    Participants will bowl while enjoying pizza and other fun food, our silent auction and draws for great prizes. Bowlers with developmental disabilities are presented with coveted participation medals and gift bags. Prizes are awarded to the top fundraisers and friendly competition is fierce among participants as they push to be the top fundraising team.

    Striking for Reena proceeds support Reena's Respite and Enrichment Programs such as the Athletic, Bowling and Cooking Programs and Summer, Winter and March Break Camps.

    For more information, please visit the Striking for Reena website, call (905) 764.1081 x31 or email events@reenafoundation.org.

    Looking forward to seeing you there - try it, you'll strike it!

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