The Canadian professional men and women volleyball teams are heating up the 18th annual Heatwave Toronto Beach Volleyball Challenge by competing for a spot at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Toronto’s Heather Bansley and Etobicoke’s Liz Maloney will face-off against Marie-Andree Lessard of Ville LaSalle, Que. and Annie Martin of Sherbrooke, Que. Ben Saxton of Calgary and Toronto’s Christian Redmann will take on Toronto’s Josh Binstock and Martin Reader of Comox, B.C. The winning women and men will earn the right to be nominated to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team.
The two-day annual Heatwave volleyball tournament features co-ed competitive and recreational matches of more than 270 teams in support of SickKids. To date, the event has raised more than $2 million for childhood cancer research at SickKids. This year’s proceeds will support the SickKids Centre for Research and Learning as well as cancer research.
The tournament takes place at Ashbridge’s Bay on July 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Olympic face-offs are on July 7 at 1 p.m. for the women and 3 p.m. for the men. Following the men’s final, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Volleyball Canada will make a formal announcement at 4 p.m. regarding the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.
Don’t miss out on a great tournament and the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team nominees.
Join us on Friday, June 8, for a day of fundraising and inspiration as we raise money for the Herbie Fund.
This year’s Herbie Day takes place at Yonge-Dundas Square from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. with activities taking place throughout the day. Citytv will broadcast live all day from the Square and host Gord Martineau will share miraculous stories from staff, patients and families who have been impacted by the work of the Herbie Fund.
Herbie Day features incredible live entertainment, including musical guests Matt Dusk, Ashley MacIsaac, Justin Hines and Maria Aragon. There will also be a Roland DJ contest, Zumba party, delicious Shopsy’s BBQ lunch, a Molson sampling tent, surprises from the Batman trilogy, chances to win amazing prices and much, much more.
All proceeds from the day go to support the Herbie Fund.
Established in 1979, the Herbie Fund helps children from around the world receive life-altering and lifesaving surgeries at SickKids that would otherwise not be available to them in their home countries. The Fund also finds them a place to stay during their visit. Since its inception, the Herbie Fund has helped 684 children from 102 countries to SickKids.
Herbie Day event schedule:
7-9 a.m. – Special guests and interviews with a sampling of muffins and Jamba Juice smoothies
11:30 a.m. – Shopsy’s BBQ lunch and Molson sampling
12:15 p.m. – Maria Aragon
12:30 p.m. – Matt Dusk
12:50 p.m. – Ashley MacIsaac
1:15 p.m. – Justin Hines
2:30 p.m. – Free Play Duo
2 p.m. – Second City
3:30 p.m. – Retrocity
4:00 p.m. – Cadence
4:30 p.m. – Second City
5-6 p.m. – Roland Music DJ contest
6-8 p.m. – Zumba Master Class
Imagine being born with cancer. It’s often how people refer to young Lilah’s condition. Doctors discovered Lilah’s cancer shortly after birth in the form of a golf-ball sized tumour. Five years after undergoing an operation and multiple bouts of chemotherapy, Lilah can now call herself cancer-free.
Lilah, now 7, embodies the qualities of a survivor. Watch Lilah’s SickKids story and meet six other patients in the CFTO and MCTV special two-hour broadcast of Believing in Heroes. Tune in on June 2, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to follow the stories and courage and bravery of these children and their families.
During the broadcast, visit www.sickkidstv.com to become a monthly Miracle Club member or call our toll-free line: 1-877-310-5437.