We are pleased to announce that former Toronto Argonaut Chuck Winters will be the keynote speaker at our Father’s Day Breakfast SATURDAY, JUNE 14 at Westside SS. Tickets are $20. Reserve your tickets here.
About Chuck Winters:
Chuck Winters has shown his versatility as a linebacker, cornerback, defensive back and as a dominant special teams player. He has also been an inspirational leader in the locker room and a true community ambassador for the city of Toronto.
A fan-favourite and accomplished public speaker, he sets a high standard for teammates as a champion of community involvement. While in Double Blue, he was a key component of The Argos Foundation, a vital member of the Huddle Up Against Bullying program, and also represented the team at local charity fundraisers, hospitals, soup kitchens, minor football initiatives, business engagements and many other community endeavours. He has happily accepted appearance requests from across Ontario; Norwood to Sudbury and all the way to Sarnia, with countless stops in between.
Winters was nominated by his teammates as the Argos’ representative for the CFLPA’s Tom Pate Award three times during his career. The award is given annually to the player that showcases outstanding charitable efforts and superior community involvement and leadership.
He and his family, including wife Lynn, and their four children Rayven, Lauryn, Samone and Charles Malik, moved to Mississauga from Detroit in 2005 and now consider Canada home.
About Huddle Up and Make the Call
The Toronto Argonauts and White Ribbon Campaign have teamed up to launch a new project serving high school students in the Greater Toronto Area. Huddle Up & Make the Call, in partnership with Status of Women Canada and Tim Hortons, utilizes the power of student led initiatives and athlete testimonials to address gender-based violence.
Activities include in-school engagements, youth leadership development, public service announcements, and general public education both in the community as well as at football games in Toronto. By promoting and supporting equitable, healthy relationships and safe environments for all students, Huddle Up & Make the Call will empower and inspire students to engage their peers and communities in ending all forms of violence against women and girls.
About White Ribbon
White Ribbon is a partner in Huddle Up and Make the Call. White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
Since 1991, it has been asking men to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Since then the White Ribbon has spread to over 60 countries around the world.
It looks at the root causes of gender-based violence and tries to create a cultural shift that helps bring about a future without violence.
The vision is for a masculinity that embodies the best qualities of being human. White Ribbon believes that men are part of the solution and part of a future that is safe and equitable for all people.
Through education, awareness-raising, outreach, technical assistance, capacity building, partnerships and creative campaigns, White Ribbon is helping create tools, strategies and models that challenge negative, outdated concepts of manhood and inspire men to understand and embrace the incredible potential they have to be a part of positive change.
About Headwaters White Ribbon Campaign
We are fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, sons and friends.
We are part of the silent majority of men who know, accept and affirm that violence against women and girls is unacceptable.
We are a volunteer committee, right here in Dufferin Caledon.
We are asking the men of our community to take the pledge: never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
A special message to fathers and sons: please attend our fundraising breakfast on Father’s Day weekend and hear former Argo Chuck Winters share his inspiring and powerful story. Reserve your tickets now.