CNIB would like to recognize Yolanda Palumbo, Pat Palumbo and the Vision of Hope committee for their tremendously successful fundraiser – the eighth annual Vision of Hope Dinner and Dance. Held on Feb. 25, 2012, the event raised over $15,000 and had more than 300 people in attendance, including Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Funds raised help to support programs and services for blind or partially sighted Canadians, to ensure they have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. Since its inception in 2005, Vision of Hope has reached a significant milestone by exceeding $100,000 in total revenue.
Campaigns for change carried two of Ontario’s mayoral candidates to political peaks in municipal elections that pulled more people to debate floors and polls in years. The riveting races of Toronto and Vaughan’s mayoralties are perhaps two of the most captivating political dramas of this decade.
On Oct. 25th, 2010, Canada’s fastest growing city saw Linda Jackson’s controversial reign come to a heavy halt when she lost her mayoral spot by a landslide to Maurizio Bevilacqua, former Liberal MP.
Bevilacqua, who gave up his parliamentary seat after two decades to dive into Vaughan’s mayoral race late last August, is confident that his transition process, along with a mostly fresh-faced Read more