Provincial's Dinner - Toronto
I am honoured to invite you to the 14th Annual Jesuit Provincial’s Dinner – Toronto which will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
As you know, due to COVID-19 we were forced to cancel the 2020 and 2021 dinners and are happy to welcome you back in 2022.
At this dinner, we will honour our long-time supporters Bruce and Gail Young with the Magis award, which is given to those who go above and beyond in doing more for Christ through their exceptional work for others. The Youngs have been benefactors of the Society of Jesus and many of our apostolates for a number of years. Gail serves on our Advancement Office Board and both she and Bruce are active members of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. The couple attends all our events, have been on pilgrimage with the Jesuits, and generously support us.
The Dinner also honours our Jesuit Jubilarians from 2020, 2021, and 2022– men marking 50 years of service in the Society of Jesus. They are: Fr. Pierre Bélanger, Fr. Robert Brennan, Fr. Gregory Carruthers, Fr. Keith Langstaff, and Fr. Stephen LeBlanc.
We made a slight change in our celebration for the evening due to time constraints and traffic challenges. As in previous years, our celebration will begin with Mass at 5:30 pm. We will hold the Mass at the same location as our reception and dinner, Le Parc Dining and Banquet Hall, in a separate hall prepared specially for the Liturgy. Following Mass, there will be a pre-dinner reception at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. The entire evening will be held at Le Parc Dining and Banquet Hall at 8432 Leslie St. in Thornhill, ON.
The proceeds from this fundraising dinner will go towards funding a scholarship for a young Jesuit in formation. Tickets cost $150 per person, with a tax receipt of $80 for a single ticket. Tables of 8 cost $1200, with a a tax receipt of $640. To order tickets, please contact the Jesuit Office of Advancement at 416-481-9154 or via email at email@example.com. You may also complete the enclosed ticket order form and mail it or fax it into our offices at 416-962-4501. Please make cheques or money orders payable to the Jesuits of Canada. We know that many of you live a great distance away and are unable to attend our dinner in person, would you consider a donation in support of this important fundraising event?
For more than a decade, the dinner has brought together Jesuits and their friends to celebrate our 50 year jubilarians and the outstanding contributions of our Magis recipients. Please join us in honouring them and supporting the Society of Jesus in Canada.
I look forward to welcoming you on April 20, 2022.
Barry J. Leidl