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Fourth annual Fresh Start Dinner & Auction raises over $110,000 for addiction treatment


Toronto, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 – Amid the lush Rosedale garden of Dr. Peter and Mrs. Susan Schaal, 190 guests, including Toronto Chief of Police Bill Blair, gathered Tuesday evening for the 4th annual Portage Ontario Fresh Start Dinner & Auction to raise awareness and funds in support of the Portage Ontario Youth Treatment Fund…. Read more »

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Portage Ontario’s gym gets a facelift thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant


Sports and recreation are key elements of the Portage therapeutic program – fundamental to the residents’ long-term health and recovery process. A $15,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation last May has gone towards improving the athletic experience for Portage Elora residents, with an upgrade to the gymnasium floor and the purchase of new sports… Read more »

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Portage Ontario’s Fresh Start Event 2010


This year’s Fresh Start Dinner and Auction will take place on June 8th in a private garden in Rosedale, Toronto. Portage Governors, Dr. Peter and Susan Schaal, have once again offered to open their home for this intimate garden party. The purpose of the Fresh Start event is to raise awareness and funds in support… Read more »

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Olympic Day at Portage Elora a great success!


On Friday, February 26th, Portage Elora held its annual Olympic Day. Residents and staff took part in a day of fun and competition, this year marking the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. The activities were organised and set up by the students of the Outdoor Education class. Individual events included a luge race on the toboggan… Read more »

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Portage Ontario takes to dog-sledding


Two groups of residents from Portage Elora recently returned from the first ever dog-sledding expeditions in partnership with Outward Bound. The gender-specific groups of seven adolescent girls and ten adolescent boys braved rain, snow, and -30°C temperatures at different points of their five-day treks in Algonquin Park. The groups were each split in two, alternating… Read more »

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Metamorphosis Day – Portage’s 37th Anniversary!


This Sunday, February 14th will mark the 37th anniversary of the opening of the first Portage centre in Prévost, near lac Écho. To celebrate, all Portage residents in the Montréal metropolitan region will attend a lunch at lac Écho on February 16th, where there will be activities to recognise the many positive transformations that our… Read more »

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A Fresh Start for Ontario adolescents


Toronto, June 2, 2009 – Friends and supporters gathered on Tuesday evening in Toronto for Portage Ontario‘s 3rd annual Fresh Start Dinner & Auction in support of the Portage Ontario Youth Treatment Fund. The event was hosted by Dr. Peter and Mrs. Susan Schaal, and raised $85,000 in support of Portage’s residential rehabilitation facility in… Read more »