Blacktop Benefit Concert 2012

We are very excited to report that the TWS Benefit Concert - our Blacktop event on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre - was a sweeping success! The evening featured a headlining performance by our very own alumnus, Jesse Cook and our own high school talent. That evening we raised $134,000 after expenses to go towards the first phase of renovating the black top, the outdoor space located on the east side of our building. This important space is used by all students to take outdoor lessons and to play with their friends. It is also a gathering place for the whole community for festivals and graduation receptions.

This far exceeds our hopes, almost tripling the goal we had of $50,000 net for the event. A closer look at the funds raised really demonstrates all the different ways we came together to make this financial milestone: sponsorships raised $38,500, $41,000 was raised in the fund-a-need section of the evening, 11 live auction items raised $33,000 and direct donations raised $28,500.

The evening's success would not have been possible without the commitment and support of our sponsors, advertisers, donors, paddle-raisers and everyone who purchased a ticket or recommended the event to a friend. On behalf of our school and community, please accept our gratitude for the part you played in generating this phenomenal success.

Thank you!

TWS alumnus Jesse Cook and his band (Nick, Chendy, Chris, Dennis) for their amazing performance on the night.

Presenting Sponsor

Click to Athletic Locker Outlet website
Leslie and Mike Dyon

Gold Sponsor

Yorke Towne Supplies
HTS Engineering
Marsden Centre of Naturopathic Excellence

Silver Sponsor

Dr. Ria Pudjo Dentistry
Sandra and Rino Montemarano

Bronze Sponsor

AE Auto Plus
dlb Interiors Inc.
Andrea Fowler, Johnston Research Inc.
Platinum Construction Corp
Rudolph Steiner Centre Toronto
VegFresh Inc.
West Photo


Barb Chyzzy & Jacques Gaboury
Kevin Moynagh, Rkic Consulting Inc.
Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc.
Pridham Electrical

Special Mentions

Our thanks to:

Somerset Graphics which printed the beautiful posters, invitations and program covers for us.  

Ellen Oesterreich, who provided us with a strong vision and very creative design work for all our promotional materials.