Cullen, age 12

Cullen Lindsay is one confident 12 year old – saying exactly what he’s thinking and doing whatever he feels, even if it’s dancing like no one’s watching all night long at the Variety Gala. Cullen has been coming to Variety for eight years with his family and has taken part in several of our programs including attending our camps, learning taekwondo, and participating in our swimming and grassroots basketball programs. Variety has given Cullen a welcoming and inclusive space where he can be active and play with his family and peers.

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  • Mike Strobel and the Toronto Sun have always gone above and beyond to shine a light on Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario. Every year during the holiday season, the Toronto Sun Christmas Fund raises money for Variety’s incredible kids, with the money giving them the opportunity to be part of an accessible and inclusive environment where they can discover their potential – no matter their ability. Since its inception, the Sun Fund has raised over $1.5 million dollars!

    Mike Strobel, the quirky Toronto Sun columnist, veteran writer, editor, author, and very good friend of Variety took over the reins of the 38-year-old Toronto Sun Christmas Fund in 2008 after the passing of fund co-founder and sports journalist, George Gross. Each year, Mike harnesses the giving season and highlights some of the amazing things that happen at Variety. The continued support helps make a difference in the lives of so many children in our community and he has been a true champion of Variety, our kids, our athletes, our staff and our mission.

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