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Omnitv.ca, Dec. 10, 2018: OMNI aired a story on a 108-year-old Villa Colombo Toronto resident, Mrs. Angela Bugin. Mrs. Bugin, who has resided at VCT since 2011, shared her story and secrets to her longevity. tln.ca, December 14, 2018: The Villa Charities and Columbus Centre world premiere presentation of “If on a Christmas Night…”/ ”Se una notte a Natale…” received significant media coverage including on TLN and Mediaset Italia. This immersive theatrical experience was a tremendous success with audiences and critics alike, engaging patrons from across the GTA including members of the Italian-Canadian community. “The Italian community, I think it is safe to say, has built the city that all of us enjoy today,” (Toronto Mayor John) Tory said. – CBC.ca, April 29, 2018 “When Tony Luciani’s 95-year-old mother moved in with him four years ago, he used photography as a way to fight and reflect on her dementia.” “MAMMA, In the Meantime” by Tony Luciani, was the focus of an in-depth article in Toronto Life. The multimedia exhibition of photographs, paintings, drawings and video chronicled the story of Luciani and his mother Elia as they experience living with her dementia. CBC.ca, April 29, 2018: A ceremony at the Italian Fallen Workers Memorial Wall, located on the Villa Charities campus, generated extensive coverage in both Italian and mainstream news outlets including CBC News, City TV, CP24 and OMNI TV. The stories covered the first-ever presentation of the Medaglia d’Oro al Merito Civile, one of the highest honours given by Italy, to the families of the fallen workers, the Committee for The Italian Fallen Workers Memorial Project, Villa Charities and the community at large. – Toronto Life, February 21, 2018 16 VILLA CHARITIES ANNUAL REPORT 17