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205, 2021

On Behalf Of Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Decant Gala Committee

Get ready to bid and raise crucial funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada!

We are pleased to invite you to register for the Decant Gala Wine Auction which opens this Wednesday, May 5. For three days, participants will be able to peruse and bid on 61 spectacular wine lots. Bidding will open at 7:00pm EST on May 5 and will close at 9:30pm EST on Saturday, May 8.

The auction will be hosted online by Iron Gate Auctions where you can register and view a video with an overview of how to navigate the wine auction site.

Register to bid

**Giveaway Alert**

All registered bidders will be entered into a special draw. The winner will receive 3 bottles of 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape – Vieux Telegraph “La Crau” valued at $325. You won’t want to miss out on your chance to win this extraordinary prize!

Be sure to purchase your viewing ticket for this Saturday evening’s virtual event hosted by MC Ben Mulroney, with messages from inspiring CF community champions, and featuring a special performance by Jim Cuddy with Colin Cripps and Anne Lindsay.

Purchase now

Thank you to our presenting sponsors

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Decant Gala & Fine Wine Auction. At this pivotal time for our cystic fibrosis community, working together to fundraise and spread awareness is more important than ever.

Please visit www.decant.ca or email decant@cysticfibrosis.ca for more details.

The Decant Gala & Fine Wine Auction Committee
Toronto & District Chapter

Auction licence #AA1204496

3004, 2021

You can help save a life – act today!

ACT TODAY: Tell the provinces to cut the red tape and cover life-saving CF drugs now!

 

Hello,

Life-saving drugs for cystic fibrosis (CF) are available around the world — but here in Canada they are being held back by government red tape. We need your help to end the wait!

Transformational medications Orkambi and Kalydeco have been held up by the provinces for years, and without your help today, the “miracle drug” Trikafta could soon be tied up in the same red tape.

These drugs have the potential to improve lung function and reduce progression of symptoms, and Trikafta can significantly improve and lengthen lives – it’s the single biggest breakthrough in CF treatment history! Without immediate access to Trikafta and other CF drugs, people living with CF face more sickness, hospital visits and deaths.

This is unacceptable! You can help make life-saving CF medications available now. Sign our #CFCantWait petition and tell your province to end the wait!

Supporters like you helped us achieve the first milestone to bring Trikafta to Canada, and you can help us go further! By adding your name, you’ll join thousands of Canadians from coast-to-coast demanding that provincial governments make these drugs available for everyone who needs them.

While medications have been caught in red tape here at home, some Canadians have gone to the United States to save their loved ones. No Canadian should have to leave the country to access life-saving drugs!

As we head into May — Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month — will you help us reach our goal of 30,000 signatures by May 31st? Sign the petition and tell your province to end the wait for life-saving CF drugs.

www.CFcantwait.ca

 

Sincerely,

Kelly Grover
President & CEO
Cystic Fibrosis Canada

P.S. Act today! Sign our #CFCantWait petition and tell your province to cut the red tape and commit to immediately funding life-saving CF drugs. Go further to end the wait.

3105, 2020

Thank you for Supporting The Robbie

Thank you for Supporting The Robbie

When the decision was made to cancel the 2020 Robbie, applications were on pace to match recent years, and we projected over 400 Festival and International Tournament teams. While there is no soccer this year, the Robbie will still be making a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Since 1967 the Robbie has been donating proceeds from the annual Festival and International Tournament, to date almost $2-million.
We want to thank the following teams for donating a portion of their 2020 application fees to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada: Dixie SC G16, GPS Academy B15, Heads United G14, Cobourg Northumberland United B10, Oakridge SC G14, Dorchester SC G14 and Pickering FC G9.

In addition the Robbie thanks the following teams for agreeing to carry over their 2020 application fee to next year: Guelph SC G10 T1 & T2, and Alliance FC G11.

These donations and carry forwards will allow the Robbie to make a larger donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada while keeping an adequate reserve to cover ongoing operating expenses till next year.
CF is a genetic disorder affecting lungs making it difficult to breath and affecting the digestive system making it difficult for those living with CF to absorb sufficient nutrients. When the Robbie began few born with CF lived long enough to start school. Now some 50+ years later the median survival age in Canada is the mid-50s, but CF is still ultimately a fatal disease.

Those who volunteer with the Robbie every year know that their efforts and the monies donated by the Robbie make a difference in the lives of individuals living with CF and for their families. Than k you again to the teams who stepped up to help the Robbie continue its tradition of donating to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

305, 2020

Thank you to Teams Donating part of Refund

Thank you to Teams Donating part of Refund

The Robbie would like to thank the teams that have chosen to donate a portion of their refund to the Robbie.

Since 1967 the Robbie has been donating proceeds from the annual Festival and International Tournament to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. To date almost $2-million has been donated.

CF is a genetic disorder affecting lungs making it difficult to breath and affecting the digestive system making it difficult for those living with CF to absorb sufficient nutrients.

About 10 years ago CF Canada established the Robbie Grant for Most Promising Area of New Research, an honour the Robbie is very proud of.
When the Robbie began almost no one born with CF lived long enough to start school. Now some 50+ years later the median survival age in Canada is the mid-50s. But CF is still ultimately a fatal disease.

Those who volunteer with the Robbie every year know that their efforts and the monies donated by the Robbie make a difference in the lives of individuals living with CF and for their families.

704, 2020

2021 Festival / Tournament Update

2021 The Robbie Soccer Festival & International Tournament

“UPDATE”

The Robbie Committee continues to meet on a regular basis preparing for the 2021 Tournament and Festival weekends.  We thank everyone for their continued support of the Robbie Tournament and Festival in 2020. We were able to give a $10,000.00 donation to Cystic Fibrosis towards finding a cure for this disease.  Please look for communications during the coming months from the Robbie with themes of soccer and community support and updates about our upcoming 2021 Tournament.

We have listed our Tournament dates for 2021 however please remember that we are in a “hold pattern” and we will not be able to launch our registration portals for the 2021 competition until we receive clearance from the City of Toronto, Public Health, our Provincial government and Ontario Soccer.

Nevertheless, the Robbie Committee is on your behalf creating and developing a vibrant and exciting competition and program in 2021.  We look forward to your participation in the 2021 Robbie celebrating 55 years of partnership in raising funds for research in finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis while enjoying “the beautiful game”.

Take care! Be Safe!

1603, 2020

Statement regarding Coronavirus

Update Statement regarding Coronavirus

The Robbie is monitoring the coronavirus situation. As of March 27, we are continuing to plan for both the Festival (June 20 & 21) and Tournament (June 27-29), and are accepting new applications. Currently Canada/Ontario Soccer have suspended all soccer. Ontario Soccer has issued another Action Bulletin cancelling all April activities and events. Teams that have registered will be contacted by email with any updates. Please do not call the Robbie, assume that the events will be held as scheduled unless informed otherwise. Thank you for your understanding. Stay well everyone.

2511, 2019

Outstanding Organization of Distinction from Canada Soccer

Top row (l to r):
Leslie Wong, Ron Smale, Jeff Beach, Mike Ellis, Mike Burke, Jason DeVos, Johnny Misley

Bottom Row (l to r):
Candice Reinders, Louise Garneau-Ross, Sue Prohaska, Vincy Angelone, Julia Prohaska

On Wednesday November 20, The Robbie Tournament was honoured to receive the Outstanding Organization of Distinction from Canada Soccer.  On hand to present the award to the Committee was Canada Soccer’s Jason DeVos, Ontario Soccer CEO Johnny Misley and Cystic Fibrosis CEO Jeff Beach.  In attendance were committee members:  Robbie Chair – Mike Ellis, Mike Burke, Vincy Angelone, Julia Prohaska, Ron Smale, Les Wong, Candice Reinders and Louise Garneau-Ross.  Previous members of the committee were also on hand to enjoy this special moment.

Thank you to all the volunteers who make The Robbie the best tournament to participate in.  The convenors, committee members, match officials who volunteer their time for this special event and it could not be done without them.

2606, 2019

TD Branch Supports The Robbie

TD Branch Supports The Robbie

Many thanks to Cameron Madeley, Branch Manager, TD Canada Trust, Lawrence Avenue East and McCowan Road for supporting the Robbie. TD support has enabled the Robbie to put together first aid kits for all locations for this weekend’s Robbie International Soccer Tournament. Pictured here is Cameron alongside Alison Pettigrew, Robbie Director. Thank you Cameron and TD.

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