This 6th annual Ruskoka fundraiser was a huge
success. An unforgettable evening of dining, dancing and elegance! Close
to 300 guests danced the night away to the music of Steve Mitchell's
Orchestra in the glamorous King's Garden Ballroom. Over 100 of those
guests were our Russian молодёжь,
who continued dancing until . With your help and support, the dedicated efforts of the ball
organizing committee, and words of encouragement from the Honourable
Michael Ignatieff, the ball raised $13,000 for the camp. Please mark February 22, 2008 in your calendars for the Winter Palace Ball next year.
article in the Russian Reporter on February 9, 2007
Palace Ball was proud to be sponsored by Canadian Iceberg Vodka,
the best premium
Vodka made with pure Iceberg water.
March Winter Weekend
Every winter, volunteers and kids spend a wonderful weekend in
the snow at Ruskoka. We'll head up again on March 17-18, 2007 for winter recreation, tobogganing, hiking, a bit of work,
good Lenten food and a Reader’s Service. This year we expect an unusually
large amount of snow. There are only a limited number of spaces so please
advise us early if you want to go! Contact Alik at 416-232-0829.
Spring is around the corner
Do you miss Ruskoka? The
sound of the river, the fresh Muskoka air, the friendly atmosphere, and
the strenuous weekends of hard work? Ruskoka’s famous work weekends are
just two moths away! The first work weekend of the season is scheduled
for May 12, 2007. Check the www.ruskoka.com website for updates and more information. This
spring, our work will focus on a massive renovation of the camp
kitchen, re-building the interior of the yellow “sports” trailer, completeing
the chapel exterior, and starting construction of the camp bathroom.
Eager, enthusiastic, and skilled volunteers are always needed. Join us
for a fun and fulfilling weekend. Contact Alik at 416-232-0829 if you are interested in helping
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Follow the leaders
Our camp leaders and counselors are the
foundation of our Russian camps, today and tomorrow. Our counselors are
a rare breed of dedicated, caring, hard working volunteers, who give up
their summers to lead, motivate and inspire our children.
The second annual Leadership Workshop,
jointly organized by ORPR Camp and Ruskoka Camp, will be held this
spring in Chicago from June 29 to July 2, 2007. Join in the learning, leadership and
laughter. Ruskoka Camp is arranging transportation, accommodations and
meals, including all workshop materials for only $75. Only 8 spaces are left. If you are
interested, call Alik at 416 232 0829.
Summer Camp Registration
Ruskoka Camp registration has started earlier than
usual. So far, we have fully registered 20 new campers! We expect to be
fully booked by June. If you plan to come to camp, register today.
If you are interested in volunteering, either before
or during camp, please e-mail Luba or call 905 476
9579. Whatever your skill or talent, we will find a job for you!
Our own Rostik Prokhorov has released
a CD titled “Breathe”, 15 original songs with guitar and vocals. The CD
is dedicated to Rostik’s father, Vladimir Prohorov, who passed away only
6 months ago. To buy a CD, e-mail Rostik.