Tempus International fundraiser // The Circuit

The charity helps children in the third world improve literacy skills and provides a chance to go to school

By Chelsea Thomas

On Wednesday November 25th, 2009

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Last Friday saw Tempus International throw their “Thou Shalt Kick It!” fundraiser at the Berkeley Church, a 17th Century church turned event venue. The award-winning, Canadian-based NGO develops and promotes programs that provide underprivileged children in developing countries with the opportunity to enhance their literacy and attend school. The proceeds of this event go towards hosting the third bi-annual “The Mighty Pen” writing competition for youth in Nepal, which awards 18 children tuition scholarships to support their continued pursuit of education.

The festivities included foods prepared by Chef Nathan Ginsberg, cirque acts by Zero Gravity Circus and an impressive silent auction with items such as a $300 Toronto International Film Festival package, a helicopter tour of Toronto and a signed NFL jersey.

Check out these pictures for a taste of the fun.


Chelsea Thomas is a recent graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Called to the bar this past spring, Chelsea has now returned from a summer in Thailand ready to hit the town covering various events in the legal community. Got something coming up that you’d like us to cover? Email tips@lawandstyle.ca