Night of Knights is all about a bus|
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For the third year in a row, the community has stepped in to make a significant
contribution to one of Toronto's directly-operated Homes for the Aged. Through
the 3rd annual Night of Knights, over $40,000 has been raised to help buy a new
specially-equipped bus for the residents and clients of Kipling Acres.
The Night of Knights, sponsored by the Kingsway (No. 3387) and the North York
(No. 4393) Knights of Columbus, the Kipling Acres Volunteers and a variety of
corporate partners, takes place on Saturday, January 27, 2001. The event
includes a concert at the Toronto Centre for the Arts by the Toronto
Philharmonia, performing standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome
Kern, and the songs of Billie Holiday. As well, guests and sponsors will attend
a dinner at Antipasti Ristorante prior to the performance. All concert-goers
will be invited to bid in a silent auction before and after the performance,
and to attend a post-performance reception.
Kipling Acres has a long tradition of providing quality long-term care to 335
residents. Kipling also offers services to seniors in the community through its
Adult Day Program. A bus is an important tool for helping residents maintain
connections with the community, and for helping seniors in the community get to
the services at Kipling Acres. But the bus is getting old and needs to be
replaced. Funds raised through the Night of Knights will be used to meet this
"It's more than just a bus," says Toronto Councillor Rob Ford (Ward 2 Etobicoke
North). "It's a lifeline both for our residents and for the community, and we
need to do everything we can to make sure this lifeline is in place for years
Adds event chair Gino Piscelli from the Royal Bank Financial Group, "Putting a
new bus on the road is about making connections between Kipling Acres and the
community. I'm glad that the corporate sector and the community are also
working to make these connections happen. Every time we see the new bus driving
down the street, the whole community will know that we all worked together to
make something special happen."
Tickets to the concert are $50, and can be ordered by calling 416-392-2700.