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Digging In — Frank “Frankie Flowers” Ferragine

April 15, 2011 by  
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Frank FerragineComing home from school one summer, Frank Ferragine realized something very simple yet extraordinarily important about himself. For years, he had his sights firmly planted on becoming a lawyer with dreams of judicial grandeur dancing through his mind. He fast-tracked through university to speed up the process while also gaining acceptance to Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. But something was amiss. Something just didn’t feel right.

Ferragine took the year off to help his parents open their new garden centre in Barrie, Ont., – his hands in the dirt and the fragrance of fresh foliage wafting through his nose. It was during those days that he came to a blunt and obvious conclusion: “I really don’t like paperwork.” In that single moment of existential epiphany, Ferragine’s true passion began to actualize and low-and-behold, his true calling was budding right before his eyes: gardening. Read more

Toronto Montessori Schools’ 50th Anniversary

February 10, 2011 by  
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Phil Campione, Michael N. DurisinHelma TrassFrankie Flowers, Frank FerragineTMS Students, Sheila ThomasToronto Montessori Schools (TMS) celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Montesoirée gala held on Nov. 26, 2010. Over 500 guests helped raise $150,000 in support of the TMS Learning for Life Capital Read more

An Enchanted Garden Gala

December 1, 2008 by  
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The Vaughan Health Care Foundation at An Enchanted Garden Gala raised over one million dollars on October 23, 2008. Michael DeGasperis, the devoted Vaughan Health Care Foundation Chair Read more