Community Involvement

AFP FUNDRAISING DAY

It was an honour for me to speak at the AFP Fundraising Day 2017 in Toronto.

 

TINA TEHRANCHIAN RECEIVES THE CITY OF VAUGHAN'S VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARD 

Tina Tehranchian and Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan

Ian Dejardin, CEO of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Tina Tehranchian, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan, and Kim Good, Associate Director of Development at McMichael

 Tina Tehranchian received the City of Vaughan's Volunteer Recognition Award on April 27, 2017 for her volunteer work with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection since 2010. Tina has served on the Board of Trustees, as Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and Founding Chair of the annual Moonlight Gala fundraiser which has resulted in becoming the highest revenue generating event in McMichael's history. Tina is committed and passionate about building and supporting access to the Art of Canada. 

 

TINA TEHRANCHIAN CHAIRS MCMICHAEL MOONLIGHT GALA 2017, THE SIGNATURE FUNDRAISER FOR MCMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION

 

TINA TEHRANCHIAN RECEIVES THE SIMORGH AWARD

Simorgh Award Gala

 

On December 2nd, 2016, The Iranian Canadian Congress presented the first annual Simorgh Gala to celebrate the contributions of the Iranian Canadian community to Canada's multicultural society and recognize the hard work and dedication of our community leaders, the movers, and shakers, those who have passionately worked for many years to improve the lives of their fellow community members and helped to enrich the quality of life and culture of the community at large.

Tina Tehranchian was among the first group of seven community leaders, who received the Simorgh Award. Other recipients of this distinction were Soheil Parsa (a Dora Award winning director, writer, dramaturg, choreographer, teacher and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal), Houshang Shans (philanthropist and partner of a successful investment company which helps incubate start-ups in Toronto), Ahmad Tabrizi (president and founder of Parya Trillium Foundation, the first Iranian Community Centre in Canada, and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal), Yasamin Dadashi (executive director of Omid Foundation Canada), Shadi Mousavi Nia (youth advocate and member of the Premier's council on Youth Opportunities), and Morvarid Zare Zadeh (president of the Iranian Students Association at York University).

Several dignitaries from the three levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal) and from different Canadian political parties were present at this gala, including Andrea Horvath (leader of Ontario's NDP), Majid Jowhari (MP, Richmond Hill), Ali Ehsassi (MP, Willowdale), Gila Martow (MPP, Thornhill), Jagmeet Singh (MPP, Bramalea-Gore-Malton), Godwin Chan (Councillor, Town of Richmond Hill), Karen Cilevitz (Councillor, Town of Richmond Hill), Vito Spatafora (Deputy Mayor, Town of Richmond Hill).

Simorgh is an ancient bird of Persian mythology that symbolizes many qualities. Although the stories of this bird are both symbolic and profound, the message is simple: unity and love. As the 12th century Persian poet and theoretician of Sufism, Attar of Nishapur, beautifully explains in "The Conference of the Birds", it was the solidarity among the birds that gave them the courage to survive and find their way.

 

NOVEMBER 10TH, 2016

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE JOY OF AGING

 

JOA Tina, Janine, Greg & Christine

JOA Group Photo

On Sunday October 23rd, over 300 women gathered at Bellvue Manor to enjoy a special morning to celebrate healthy aging. This year with the help of our sponsors we have raised over $45,000 for the Mackenzie Health Foundation. This brings the total that The Joy of Aging has raised for the Foundation to close to $245,000.


The event was organized by financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves and their team at the Richmond Hill branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd. with the assistance of a dedicated team of volunteers and committee members.


This year we had some new faces and some returning guests. Christine Bentley gracefully returned as this year's event emcee. As always, she was energetic and fun and kept the morning joyful and entertaining. Musician Nick Cooper was first to take the front stage serenading the guests with acoustic rendition of classical hits and his own material. Ingrid Perry, Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Health Foundation spoke on the recent achievement of the foundation including breaking ground on the New Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Dr. Greg Wells, associate professor at the University of Toronto was the keynote speaker and elaborated on the theme for the morning '4 Secrets to a Healthier Life'.


Financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, also the Platinum Presenting Sponsors, continued the morning with their pertinent focused presentation 'Myths and Realities about Investing in Real Estate and the Stock Market'. Multi-Faceted instructor, Sandra Corrado of Next Level Consulting continued the fun with a Zumba session which had the guests breaking a sweat.


This year we introduced the exclusive 'Pamper Me Pass' available only to attendees. For a small donation, attendees were pampered with makeup and hair touch up, massages and access to the photo booth and limited gift bags. Thank you to our pamper me pass sponsors for their time and dedication. Proceeds from the 8th Annual Joy of Aging event will help fund the new DASA Program (domestic abuse and sexual assault care centre) at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.


The sponsors of the event included an array of national and local businesses including: Assante Capital Management Ltd. in Richmond Hill, CI Investments, DeerFields, Delmanor, Fezza Hipstore, Golden Years Real Estate, Hummingbird Lawyers, Milena Calabro, RBC Global Asset Management, Staples, Stella & Dot, Trubalance Healthcare and American Standard. For the full list of sponsors, please check the website.


Special thank you to our media sponsors 105.9 The Region, The Liberal, ThatGuy Media Group, and Snapd Vaughan East. Fair Print was the printing sponsor and Oh La la Event Décor was the décor Sponsor. Check out the post media and photos from the event on the website.


We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our attendees, sponsors & volunteers who help make this a successful event.


Keep an eye out for The Joy of Aging 2017 details! We hope you can make it! Visit our Website and Facebook page for updates.

 

MCMICHAEL MOONLIGHT GALA 2016 CHAIRED BY TINA TEHRANCHIAN

- THE GALLERY'S BEST TO-DATE!

Nathalie, Sarah & Tina

 

Tina Tehranchian, McMichael board trustee, was the chair of the McMichael Moonlight Gala 2016 and she has been appointed chair of the 2017 Moonlight Gala. The Moonlight Gala, the signature fundraising event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the McMichael, was held on June 4th 2016. Guests celebrated in style with gourmet cuisine, new McMichael Group of Seven Wines, extraordinary music and entertainment, and a preview of the exhibition program, 50/50/50.

This year's event was the gallery's best to-date, a sold-out event with well over 600 tickets sold, an after-party, and net revenue of more than $350,000! The McMichael also produced a 50th anniversary commemorative book that is available for purchase at the Gallery Shop and online.

Mark your calendars for June 3, 2017 - Tina and her gala committee are developing a fantastic plan to celebrate Canada's 150th! Buy your tickets early to ensure you attend next year's gala as it will be unforgettable.

Click here to see photos from the gala.

 

MAY 31ST, 2016

MY INTERVIEW ON ROGERS DAYTIME TV WITH JACQUELINE BETTERTON

 

DECEMBER 1ST, 2015

THE 7th ANNUAL JOY OF AGING FUNDRAISER REACHES THE $200,000 MILESTONE FOR  MACKENZIE HEALTH FOUNDATION

 

 

On Sunday, November 1st over 250 women gathered at Bellvue Manor to enjoy a special morning to celebrate healthy aging and raised almost $25,000 for the Mackenzie Health Foundation.  This contributes to the prior years earnings and credits The Joy of Aging with over $200,000 raised on behalf of Mackenzie Health Foundation, an amazing milestone that all participants, sponsors and volunteers should be proud of.

The event was organized by financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves and their team at the Richmond Hill branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd. with the assistance of volunteers and committee members.

This year's Event Emcee was Tracy Moore, host of Cityline who helped keep the morning moving with lots of fun, laughter and wonderful give-aways. The morning began with the attendees serenaded by musical composition by Penelope Dale (Soprano) and Richard Maddock (Pianist).  Tracy introduced Stav D'Andrea, Chief Human Resource Officer of Mackenzie Health who spoke on behalf of the Mackenzie Health Foundation and their elaborate goals in the coming years including the soon to be built Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.  This was followed by the keynote speaker Dr. Ahmed El- Sohemy, associate professor at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics presentation of "The Answer May be in your Genes".

Financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, also the Platinum Presenting Sponsors, continued the morning with their philanthropic focused presentation "Creating a Lasting Legacy". 

Multi-Faceted dancer, Roula Said of The Seven Waves Movement, continued the fun with a belly dancing lesson.

The funds raised will go to purchase a vital signs monitor machine. These machines are used daily in virtually every area of the hospital. They monitor patients' vital signs, including their heart beat, blood pressure, breathing rate and temperature.  The organizers want to wish a special thank you to all the people that attended, and the sponsors & volunteers who help make this event happen every year.

The sponsors of the event included an array of national and local businesses including: Assante Capital Management Ltd. Richmond Hill Branch, CI Investments, Orangetheory Fitness, RBC Global Asset Management. For additional sponsors, please check the website.  The silent auction had something that catered to everyone including an Ipad Mini from Staples, Executive health package from Cleveland Clinic, spa treats and various sports packages and memorabilia.

Snapd Vaughan, The Liberal and Persian Tribune were the media sponsors. Fair print was the printing sponsor and Oh La la Event Décor was the décor Sponsor. On the Spot Massage provided massages, and LKM artist Studio provided a make-up booth, the proceeds of which were donated to Mackenzie Health Foundation.

Save the Date! Sunday October 23rd, 2016 for The Joy of Aging 2016!  We hope you can make it! Visit our Website and Facebook page for updates.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014

THE 6th ANNUAL JOY OF AGING FUNDRAISER FOR MACKENZIE HEALTH FOUNDATION

IGNITING THE SPARK IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

On Sunday, November 9th, 2014, over 300 women gathered at Bellvue Manor in Vaughan to raise funds for the Mackenzie Health Foundation and learn about healthy aging by maintaining a healthy relationship. The event was organized by financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, and their team at the Richmond Hill branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd.

Christine Bentley, News Anchor and journalist, was the Event Emcee for the morning.  The event started with the beautiful music of Penelope Dale (Soprano) and Richard Maddock (Pianist).  This was followed with a speech by Ingrid Perry, CEO of Mackenzie Health Foundation.  The keynote speaker and moderator, Valerie Gibson made a fun and engaging speech about the importance of communication to keep the spark in the relationship, using excerpts from her books, The Later Dater & Cougar.  An expert panel consisting of Dr. Oren Amitay, Dr. Michelle Crispe, Dr. Stacey Grossman and Dr. Jessica O? Reilly answered audience questions on the topic.

Next, financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, also the Platinum Presenting Sponsors, delivered a fun and entertaining presentation about love and money, and established the recurring theme of the morning that communication is ultimately the key to a prosperous and successful relationship.

Dan Trommater kicked off the second half of the morning with a sensational magical treat. The fitness break sponsored by Soul2Sole Latin Dance Co., got everyone off their seats and gave the audience a Salsa lesson. Christine Bentley presented the closing remarks to wrap up the morning.

The event helped raise over $30,000 that will be used to fund a second permanent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the Mackenzie Health Foundation.  The 3 Tesla MRI scanner will produce images in greater detail allowing physicians to diagnose conditions like breast cancer and cardiovascular disease illness.

The sponsors of the event included an array of national and local businesses including: Assante Capital Management Ltd. Richmond Hill Branch, CI Investments Inc., RBC, Dick & Jane Romance Boutique, Oak Ridges Retirement Community. For additional sponsors, please check the website.  The silent auction had something that catered to anyone?s liking including an iPad Mini from Staples, 5 day stay at The Oasis at Sunset resort in Jamaica, a Niagara on the Lake Package, Raptors and Toronto FC tickets and a chance to be on the air on 105.9 The Region.

105.9 The Region was the Diamond Media Sponsor for the event. Dolce Media Group, Homes Publishing Group, Persian Tribune, Snapd Vaughan, The Liberal and Sirius XM-What She Said were the other media sponsors. Fair print was the printing sponsor and Fiori Bevilacqua was the florist sponsor. On the Spot Massage provided massages and LOKI A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon provided hair touch-ups ? the proceeds of which were donated to Mackenzie Health Foundation.

 

YORK REGION WOMEN HAVE FUN RAISING FUNDS FOR MACKENZIE RICHMOND HILL HOSPITAL AT THE 5TH ANNUAL   THE JOY OF AGING, 2013

From 2009, The Joy of Aging morning has proven to be a raving success!  The event was the brainchild of financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, and has been organized by their team at the Richmond Hill branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd., along with a dedicated team of volunteers. The Joy of Aging fundraiser has been attended by over 350 women each year and has helped raise $115,000 for the Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital (Formerly York Central Hospital).

The 5th annual "The Joy of Aging 2013 - What your mother never told you" is a unique inspirational morning of speakers and activities devoted to healthy aging. The event will take place on Sunday, November 10th, 2013 from 9:30 am to 1:00pm at the Riviera Parque dining, banquet and convention centre in Vaughan.

The keynote speaker for "The Joy of Aging 2013? lifestyle event will be Dr. Marla Shapiro, Host of CTV's Dr. Marla and Friends, and author of best-selling book "Life in the Balance: My Journey with Breast Cancer". Dr. Shapiro will talk about "Menopause- Behind the Headline News".

Judy Croon, the renowned motivational humorist, radio personality and author, will be the master of ceremonies and will entertain and delight the attendees with her exceptional sense of humour.

This event will also feature many booths & activities featuring fun and helpful services, as well as a live music performance, a tantalizing silent auction, a delicious healthy breakfast buffet and gift bags that will allow attendees to cherish the memories of the event well into the future.

An energy boosting fitness break sponsored by a local fitness institution, as well as a Latin dance performance generously donated by the talented performers at Soul 2 Soul Latin Dance Company will further enhance the experience of the attendees.

Proceeds from the fifth annual Joy of Aging event will help fund the purchase and installation of a second permanent and more powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.  Sixty percent of all MRI scans are performed on women.  The new 3 Tesla MRI scanner will produce images in greater detail allowing physicians to diagnose conditions like breast cancer and cardiovascular disease, illnesses more prevalent in women 50 and greater, at an earlier stage.  Earlier diagnosis means earlier prescribed treatment plans and greater chance of survival. 

According to Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, the co-chairs and founders of the Joy of Aging fundraiser, "The event has been an incredible success, growing each year because we share education in a fun and supportive way, picking topics that really resonate with the women of our community.  Many local businesses are also involved as sponsors as there is a very strong community presence."

Sponsorship opportunities for the event range from $350 (Supporting) to $10,000 (Diamond Presenting Sponsor).

The sponsors for The Joy of Aging 2013 include an array of national & local businesses including organizers, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, CI Investments, Delmanor Seniors Communities, Fairprint.ca, Jeanne Lottie, John Paul & co, Mackenzie Investments, The Persian Tribune, RBC Investments, Power Stream, and Shen Yun Performance Arts. 

Visit www.thejoyofaging.ca for full details on the event.

 

Forum Magazine - June 2013 Edition: A Life of Purpose

An Iranian immigrant who came to Canada in 1990, Tina Tehranchian, CFP, CLU, CH.F.C., manager of the Richmond Hill, Ont. branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd., still recalls the difficulties of settling in a new country. Much of the volunteer work of the 22-year financial services veteran has been focused on helping those with similar challenges.  In 2000, Tehranchian joined the Iranian Advisory Council of Family Services in Toronto and co-spearheaded a subcommittee to help Iranian immigrants find jobs and address employment issues. This led to a group called the Iranian Canadian Employment Network, which included a mentoring program where professionals would mentor newcomers in the same field.  Helping new immigrants has given Tehranchian tremendous satisfaction. When she and her husband and children came to Canada, they had no knowledge of employment service agencies or of mentors, and had to start from scratch to become established in their respective disciplines.  "That was my motivation - to ensure there's a more substantial Iranian community that we all contribute and give back to [in order to] make it easier for newcomers to get established," she says.  In 2005, Tehranchian chaired the first fundraising gala for the Encyclopedia Iranica Foundation, a Columbia University project for the  development of an encyclopedia of Persian history and culture. The gala raised over $1 million.

Today, Tehranchian, who was awarded the Fellow of FPSC distinction in 2011, sits on the board of governors of Seneca College, the board of the Mackenzie Health Foundation, the board of trustees of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and the Fort York Foundation board of directors.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OCTOBER 24th, 2012

  YORK REGION WOMEN HAVE FUN RAISING FUNDS

On Sunday, October 21st, 2012 over 350 women gathered at Bellvue Manor in Vaughan to raise funds for the Mackenzie Health Foundation (Formerly York Central Hospital Foundation), learn about healthy aging, fitness, how to improve their mental health, and build new friendships.

The event was organized by financial planners, Tina Tehranchian, Janine Purves and their team at the Richmond Hill branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd.  Erin Davis, the co-host of CHFI's 98.1 Morning Show was the master of ceremonies. 

The morning started with the beautiful sound of Dave McLaughlin's saxophone which was followed with a speech by Vivian Risi, owner of Royal LePage Community Realty, director of Mackenzie Health Foundation and one of the Platinum Presenting Sponsors of the event. She talked about her history of philanthropy and her special relationship with Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. Keynote speaker, Rona Maynard, inspired the audience with her life story, recounting her battle with depression, how she learned to replace the negative barriers in her life with positive ones and encouraged the attendees to do the same. 

To promote discussion after the keynote speaker, an expert panel consisting of Dr. Gus Zachos, Dr. Nick Voudouris & Dr. Nasreen Khatri was given the opportunity to answer questions from the audience.  Financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, also the Platinum Presenting Sponsors, then delivered a fun and entertaining presentation about women and money.

With the engaging and informative keynote speaker, the insightful humor of renowned comedienne, Judy Croon, fun activities, such as an energizing fitness break sponsored by Moksha Yoga Maple and interesting sponsor booths to visit - the morning proved to be a great success.

The event helped raise over $40,000 which will not only be used to fund Mental Health Programs for Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital but will pay for four new psychiatric beds and renovations required to ensure the comfort and safety of patients and staff members.

The sponsors of the event included an array of national and local businesses including: Assante Capital Management Ltd. Richmond Hill Branch, Bell Canada, Royal LePage Community Realty, BodyScience Medical, CI Investments, John Paul & Co., Chartwell Classic Valley Vista, Delmanor Elgin Mills, Dynamic Funds, Fidelity Investments Canada, Holistic Health Clinic, Mackenzie Financial, Manulife, Murray Higgins, RBC Global Asset Management.

In addition to our staple media sponsor (The Liberal newspaper), More, Dolce and City Life magazines were among the media sponsors of this year's event. Fairprint was the printing sponsor, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, who provided each attendee with a day pass to the gallery, was the community sponsor. Prestige Salon provided hair touch-ups, the proceeds of which were donated to Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.

 

GRAND OPENING OF ASSANTE CAPTIAL MANAGEMENT LTD. RICHMOND HILL BRANCH
9130 LESLIE STREET LOCATION

On February 11th, 2014, friends, family and clients came out to celebrate the grand opening of our new and expanded branch office in Richmond Hill. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d'oeurves, cocktails and fantastic live music. The crowd cheered as the ribbon was cut officially opening the new branch.