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Even though the 2020 pandemic has prevented us from building our planned 3 playgrounds this summer, Kids T.O. Kids still continue to work with our chosen charities/not-for-profit organizations, giving back to the community when we can.

Fundraising-Q&A session with Laura Halley

Families and friends, supporters and followers, please allow us to introduce you too Laura Halley.  • • • Laura began her career in the industry when she was bit by the acting bug while apprenticing at the Charlotte Repertory Theatre in North Carolina. Upon returning to Canada, she worked as an actor and appeared in …

Trunk-or-Treat, and Halloween Food Drive

We tried hard to make this Halloween fun for our #k2ktoronto kids, given the circumstances. Today, we took advantage of the crisp autumn weather and had a little fun outdoors at the Lions Valley Park in Oakville (Halton region). 15 kids came out and enjoyed their day outside at the park in their costumes, all …

Fundraising-Q&A with Shari Quallenberg

Shari has had a successful career in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. Originally from Montreal, Shari moved to Toronto to attend University and graduated with an Honours BFA in Inter-related arts, where she studied Theatre, Film & Television. While in University, Shari established a theatre troupe for young people. Following the success of …

Basket Brigade Canada

Kids T.O. Kids members continue to volunteer with Basket Brigade Canada during the pandemic, delivering cooked meals and groceries to those in need in and around Toronto. We helped out at Easter, throughout the summer, and at Thanksgiving. We also intend to help out at Christmastime. Basket Brigade always welcomes volunteers in various capacities, and …

Fundraising-Q & A Arabella Trasca

An accomplished international and published artist, Arabella is experienced in all aspects of the trade. She’s worked and taught widely at institutions such as M.A.C and Christian Dior. Her skill has brought her to runway models, print, commercials, and film & television. Clients include Arlene Dickinson (Dragon’s Den), and Canadian Fashion Icon and philanthropist Suzanne …

Fundraising-Q & A with David Connolly

David Connolly is a director/choreographer and educator who has collaborated with artists including Katy Perry, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, k d lang, Sarah Brightman, and many others. He received his Honours Bachelor Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Sheridan College. Immediately upon graduating, David made his Broadway debut, and became …

Fundraising-Q & A with Denise Oliver

Denise Oliver is a Toronto-based animation voice coach for kids. She has lent her voice to numerous animated characters such as “Mom/Mrs Comet” (Dot), “Mama Muzzywump” (Esme & Roy), “Maurecia” (Wayside), “Yu Tendo” (Beyblade), “Citrine” (Mysticons), and many more. She’s an experienced voice over director, producer, actor, and mother of 2 young talented voice actors. …