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Invest in Kids Celebrity Golf Classic

Each year, this fundraising event provides golf enthusiasts with the opportunity to play on an exquisite course with sports legends. On June 14, 2004, our one-of-a-kind golf experience was held at the newest Clublink Course, Glencairn Golf Club in Halton Hills,. Every foursome was teamed with a hockey legend or elite Olympic athlete. Johnny Bower, Marcel Dionne, Dale Hawerchuk, Wendel Clark and Bobby Hull, were just a few of the big names on the course.

Invest in Kids would like to thank all of our sponsors, partners and participants who made the 2004 tournament an event to remember. Please visit our sponsors.

Please email us at [email protected] for more information on how to reserve your foursome or become a sponsor at the next Celebrity Golf Classic.

Battle of the Brains® 2004

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On Thursday, April 15th, the arena for Invest in Kids’ signature gala fundraiser was Studio 40 in the CBC’s Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. Nearly 50 teams descended on the playing field to compete in a friendly game of wits better known as Battle of the Brains ® 2004. As this fun and fierce competition unfolded, it was tough to tell who would win the game as various teams overtook the lead throughout the night. At the end, there could only be one winner and Capital One took home the Championship Cup.

Other winners that night:

Second Place: National Post
Wild Card Round: Hewlett Packard
Sector Winners: Hewlett Packard, Loyalty Management Group Canada Inc., CIBC World Markets, National Post, Capital One

Chaired again this year by Debbie and Don Morrison, Battle of the Brains is a fan favourite. The event raised nearly $400,000 for Invest in Kids' initiatives in parent education, public awareness, research and professional education.

A special thanks to all our generous sponsors and supporters.

Scotia Capital and the Institutional Investment Community Raise More Than $1 Million From Invest in Kids Day

This year’s Invest in Kids Day took place on Thursday, February 26, 2004. Canada’s youngest children were the investment of choice for Scotia Capital Inc. and the institutional investment community. For the third consecutive year, Scotia Capital hosted Invest in Kids Day, which generated $1,031,000 from institutional equity trading commissions to be donated to help Canada’s children get the best possible start in life. This brings the three-year total to $2,549,000!

“We are once again delighted with the support of the institutional investment community in helping us secure more than $1 million. We are thrilled to have raised such a significant contribution to help with the ongoing initiatives of Invest in Kids,” says Jim Mountain, Managing Director and Head, Institutional Equities, Scotia Capital. “All great investments require an early start and a solid foundation to build on. Children are no different. The earlier you begin investing in their development, the greater the returns.”

Proceeds from Invest in Kids Day will, in part, support Invest in Kids’ research, parent and public education, as well as professional education initiatives, designed to strengthen the parenting knowledge, skills and confidence of Canadians.

“We are immensely grateful for Scotia Capital’s continued support and are still marveling at the astounding response of the investment community,” says Nancy Birnbaum, President and CEO, Invest in Kids. “The funds raised will go a long way towards helping ensure that all children, no matter their socio-economic background, have the opportunity to grow to be emotionally, socially and intellectually healthy.”

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Swiss Chalet Helps Invest in Kids Spread the Word about Positive Parenting

On November 12th and 13th, 2003, the Swiss Chalet located at 900 Don Mills Rd. in Toronto eagerly helped spread the word about positive parenting. Thanks to Kumar Yogaretnam, his team and all the customers who took part in the Festive Special Community Days, this Swiss Chalet restaurant raised more than $300 for the national charitable organization Invest in Kids.

Every year, during the holiday season, each Swiss Chalet restaurant selects a charity to be the recipient of $0.50 from every Festive Special or quarter chicken meal sold during the event.

“After researching a lot of different charities, we decided on Invest in Kids because we really believe in the work they are doing to help parents,” says Franchise Operator Kumar.

Invest in Kids’ staff were on hand both days to greet patrons, hand out materials, answer questions and, of course, to feast on the Festive Special.

“Community support and corporate partnerships such as this really help us spread the message about the importance of positive parenting in raising a generation of children who are socially, emotionally and intellectually healthy,” says Nancy Birnbaum, President & CEO of Invest in Kids.

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