MSCM Digs Deep at PDAC, 2013
PDAC is always an important date on our calender. At the 2013 event, it was both interesting and exciting to see old friends and make new ones over the 3 days. This year, partner Patricia Kajda led our delegation with the support of several other members of our dedicated mining and natural resources team. MSCM's interest and expertise in the sector runs deep, and we offer our clients a very high level of service, support and sophisticated advice. The resource sector is relentlessly challenging, so having access to real experience is essential. Talk to us and see for yourself that the expertise we offer is as deep as you need. Contact our Resourse Desk.
The Events MSCM took part in throughout 2012
ukraine business forum 2012
On September 11, 2012, The Polonia Brampton Corporation held its official turf-turning ceremony. A notable project for the Canadian Polish community, the Millennium Centre in Brampton will serve as a commercial/cultural centre. MSCM was a key supporter of the project and MSCM’s own Anna Jureczek was in attendance to witness the turning of the first shovel by Mr. Wladyslaw Lizon, MP Mississauga East – Cooksville with Father Adam Filas. The ceremony will be shown on OMNI TV, however pictures taken at the event can be seen in our gallery.
On November 28-29, 2012, MSCM's own David Danziger was a panelist at the 2012 Ukraine Business Forum which discussed "How to raise funds through public markets and stock exchange listing." The Business forum brought together professionals interested in developing commerce between Canada and the Ukraine – an excellent opportunity for investment and trade.
Turf-turning Ceremony - Polonia Corporation
MSCM WALKERS reach a milestone OF BEING A 10! – ONE STEP AT A TIME
MSCM would like to congratulate all of the firm’s participants in this weekend’s Walk to End Women’s Cancers. The MSCM team persevered through 32km of damp and dreary conditions on Saturday (even having to trudge through a flooded area to start the event), and finished on Sunday with another 28 km. This year the team had set a goal of $27,900 but blew by it, raising almost $31,000 for the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Thanks to all the walkers who helped raise funds against Women's Cancers.
For more information please visit the donation page. Thank you!
JO THORMAN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 2012
The 2012 Jo Thorman Memorial Golf Tournament was held on September 8, 2012 and was once again, a resounding success. The tournament raised over $19,000 with all proceeds donated to the Juravinski Cancer Center in Hamilton. Over $100,000 has been raised to date for the event.
Visit us here for all the stats, coming soon.
- SAILING THE HIGH SEAS WITH JIM GLOVER
- It was a beautiful day to be on the water as Jim Glover, MSCM Partner Emeritus took to the seas with former colleagues and friends. Jim has been boating for more than thirty years and over the years has invited partners and staff to join him on Pegasus to share his passion and excitement. Soaking in the fabulous view of the city from Toronto island, were Patricia and her son, along with Jon and Rachelle, pictured alongside Pegasus in Jim's dingy.
Hike for Hospice 2012 - 10th Anniversary
Thanks to everyone who supported the 2012 Hike for Hospice. This year was bigger and better than ever.
The Dorothy Ley Hospice is a volunteer-based community service organization offering compassionate care to people living with the challenges of a life-limiting illness or loss. All of the services provided by the Hospice are offered at no cost to the individual thanks to the generosity of government funding, the support of community partners and especially donors who are critical to DLH's delivery of care.
This year's event took place on Sunday, May 6th, 2012. The event was open to everyone including furry friends! The day's activities included a Special Tribute Memorial, followed by a gentle warm up to get the muscles ready for a 5KM hike route. As a reward for everyone's efforts, all hike participants were invited to a hot barbecue lunch.
The Cooper Family has been participating in the Hike for Hospice for the ten years. The “Cooper Fam Jam” & Jon Mac Neil raised $14,000 of the total of $52,000 raised in total! Visit their donation page.
For more information visit www.dlhospice.org
Heart and Stroke Foundation Hockey for Heart
MSCM's team raised $1,320 for the 3rd annual Heart and Stroke Foundation Hockey for Heart tournament. This year’s event once again took place at the Upper Canada College Arena and Sports Complex on it's beautiful dual-pad facility on June 1-2, 2012. Thanks to all those who put their heart into it!
Click here to view the team page for MSCM
Run in the Sporting Life 10K
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the run this year! The Sporting Life 10K raised an astounding $1.9 million all in support of Camp Oochigeas by giving children with cancer a real summer of fun!
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RIDE A BIKE. EXTEND A LIFE.
This year's Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart gathered more than 13,000 cyclists who pedaled along the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway to raise up to $5 million for heart & stroke research.
This year's total, the highest ever for a ride comes on the 25th anniversary of the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Becel Ride for Heart.
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The MSCM/CNSX lunch held on March 6, 2012 was a resounding success. The luncheon which was over subscribed, was extremely popular and allowed PDAC delegates to network and connect with listed companies, investors and other professionals during PDAC 2012.
David Danziger, a speaker at the event commented that it was an excellent opportunity for the firm.
PRE-TAX SOCIAL AT MEDIEVAL TIMES
MSCM took a step back in time to the Middle Ages to enjoy an evening of festivities at Medieval Times. The pre-tax social kicked off with an array of fun and games followed by a royal feast and a jousting tournament with knights in armour vying for the title of King’s Champion. The dinner and tournament proved to be entertaining and action packed as you can tell by the photos!
DETECTING AND PREVENTING INTERNAL FRAUD, THEFT & ABUSE
Deliberate misuse of an organization’s information, resources or other assets for personal gain continues to pose a threat to Canadian companies – large and small, and across a variety of industries.
On Monday January 9th, 2012 Fraud expert Gary D. Zeune, CPA, shared his valuable insights on how to uncover fraud, theft and abuse within an organization.
The Events MSCM took part in throughout 2011
Dorothy Ley 4th Annual Halloween Bed Race
On Sunday, October 23, 2011 MSCM rolled into high gear for the 4th Annual Halloween Bed Race. Fueled up with a hearty pancake breakfast and geared with their trusty glasses and nerd attire they hit the Kingsway at full speed racing for the coveted Pumpkin Trophy. The 4th annual bed race raised proceeds to support hospice palliative care in the community.
THE WEEKEND TO END WOMEN'S CANCERS 2011
On September 10 & 11, MSCM was proud to have an amazing team led by Irene Faria for the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers. The team walked 60 kilometers in two days with thousands of women and men going above and beyond their goal of $20,000 by raising $27,583 which will help enable numerous advances in cancer research and care.
Click here to view the team page for MSCM
Jo Thorman Memorial Golf Tournament 2011
The 2011 Jo Thorman Memorial Golf Tournament was held on September 10, 2011 and was once again, a resounding success. The Glen Abbey Golf Club was an ideal setting for us to enjoy the friendly company and the challenging golf. As a group, the golfers raised $5,070, plus an additional $940 in the lucky raffle, bringing the total to $6,010. MSCM, in addition to covering the costs of dinner and a few raffle prizes, donated an additional $8,000. There were also a couple of other private donations, bringing the current year’s total to $15,000. This also brings the total we have raised since we started donations to exactly $95,000.
Mumbai Hold’em for Street Kids
Chitiz Pathak and MSCM were delighted to host the annual Mumbai Hold’em for a fantastic evening of poker, food, drinks and prizes. Street Kids works with street youth primarily in developing countries, including India (hence the Mumbai Hold’em), teaching entrepreneurial and vocational skills. Last year MSCM had a table at this event and everyone had a great time. So come try your hand on May 17, in support of a terrific charity, Street Kids International.
8TH ANNUAL BEACH GOLF CLASSIC
The 8th annual Beach Golf Classic at Station Creek Golf Club, took place on Tuesday May 31, 2011 at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club.
DOROTHY LEY GOLF CLASSIC 2011
This year's Hospice Highlands Golf Classic was an event to remember. On Tuesday, July 12, 2011 we celebrated a fun day at Brae Ben Golf Course. This annual shotgun event attracts 144 golfers of all calibers.
MSCM Post-Tax Social 2011
On Monday, May 2, MSCMcelebrated a well-deserved night out at Rodney’s Oyster House. The entire firm was invited to celebrate the end of tax season. Rodney Clark, “The Oysterman”, has presented and celebrated oysters in downtown Toronto for over twenty years, and his restaurant provided the perfect venue to wrap up the season. Check back with us over the next few days to view the picture gallery of the night's festivities!
HIKE FOR HOSPICE
On Sunday, May 1, Jack Cooper, his family and Jon Mac Neil took part in the Hike for Hospice Palliative Care 2011 at the Dorothy Ley Hospice. Hike for Hospice is a national fundraising event, which supports local and community organizations with 100% of all funds raised staying in the local community.
A big THANK YOU to all of the Cooper Fam Jam supporters who supported us in our fundraising efforts to raise funds for the Dorthey Ley Hospice! We smashed our goal of raising $5,000 and we ended up raising $6,950! Overall, all the fundraisers supporting the Dorthey Ley Hospice raised over $40,000. Thank you for your support!
If you're interested in the services that the Dorthey Ley Hospice has and is able to offer through these and many other fundraising efforts, please check out their website.
Sporting Life 10k
On Sunday, May 1, Will Avery successfully completed the Sporting Life 10 km run! A fundraiser for kids with cancer, proceeds from this popular annual event go to support Camp Oochigeas. Staffed by doctors and nurses from Sickkids, "Camp Ooch" enables kids to experience the fun and camaraderie of summer camp while undergoing IV chemotherapy and blood transfusions. Well done Will!
HAPPY NEW YEAR AT MSCM!
MSCM's first Chinese New Year Celebration was a complete success. Organized by Nika Liu and Chrissie Liu at Summit Garden Chinese restaurant in Mississauga, the event helped us welcome the Rabbit in true Chinese style.
To view MSCM’s Chinese New Year 2011 party slideshow click on the link below:
The Events MSCM took part in throughout 2010
MSCM Team Angels in Disguise
On Sunday, October 24, 2010 Little and Big Devils decked out in tridents and horns were on fire as they faced off in a bed race down the Kingsway. Before the race got underway, the devils with their decorated bed at the ready, fueled up with a hearty pancake breakfast. While the rain threatened to dampen the festivities, everyone had a devil of a good time, and the second annual bed race raised much needed funds for the Dorothy Ley Hospice.
Last year MSCM’s team of 8 speedy runners (and sleepers) had a great day and helped raise over $4,000. See Sidebar to view our photos from the wild and wacky Bed-Race (October 2009).
2010 Tournament a solid success
The 2010 Jo Thorman Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Sunday September 12, 2010 and was, once again, a resounding success. The Glen Abbey Golf Club was an ideal setting for us to enjoy the friendly company and the challenging golf. As a group, the golfers raised $4,250, plus an additional $960 in the lucky raffle, bringing the total to $5,210. In the past, MSCM LLP has matched any money we have raised. This year, our firm contributed 150% of what we raised. As a result, the total donations in the current year are $13,760, just shy of our all time record of $15,800. This also brings the total we have raised since we started donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to exactly $80,000.
Walking tall - and together - to end women's cancers
MSCM is proud to have had an amazing team participating in the 2010 Weekend to End Womenʼs Cancers walkathon, Sept 11 and 12. Four people walked on both days, and five more walked on one day. Despite sore muscles, most of the one-day walkers are up to the challenge of doing the 2-day walk next year, so our team can only grow stronger.
We would like to thank Jack Cooper for suggesting that we put an MSCM team together and the firm for the very generous contributions to our team. Donations are still being processed, but by last count, it appears that we will exceed our goal of $25,000!
Team members report that it was a joy to walk across the Finish Line together in Downsview. “One step at a time”– a great accomplishment for nine pairs of legs. Thanks are due to all the staff and family members who showed up at the Cheering Station—your smiles and hugs meant more than you can imagine. Sorry that you had to wait over 2-3 hours but when 4,600 walkers leave the CNEʼs Princes' Gates at the same time and we have traffic lights to contend with, itʼs hard to forge ahead.
DOROTHY LEY GOLF CLASSIC
Every summer the Dorothy Ley Hospice Golf Classic gets into full swing and the July 24, 2010 event was no exception. The day which raises money for the Etobicoke based hospice, is action-packed – this years theme was Caddyshack – with 19 holes of golf, a silent auction, contests and a chance to meet Celebrity guest players. Thanks for a great round!
MSCM Post-Tax Social
On Friday, April 30, MSCM enjoyed a well deserved night out which included a sit-down dinner and some R&R at Spice Route to mark the end of busy-season. It was an enjoyable night for the entire firm. See sidebar for the photos from this event.
father-daughter team helps kids have fun
On Sunday May 2, Senior Partner David Danziger and his daughter Jana took part in the Sporting Life 10km run. A fundraiser for kids with cancer, proceeds from this popular annual event go to support Camp Oochigeas. Staffed by doctors and nurses from Sickkids, "Camp Ooch" enables kids to experience the fun and camaraderie of summer camp while undergoing IV chemotherapy and blood transfusions.
Well done, David and Jana. In a run like this, everybody wins!
MSCM celebrates at the UFE Ball and congratulates our UFE writers on the successful completion of their examinations. See sidebar for photos.
FIRM NIGHT OUT WITH THE RAPTORS
On Friday March 5, MSCM took a break from our busy season to take in a Raptors game at the ACC. Always an entertaining event, a great time was had by all, and it didn't hurt that it was a close game with a win over New York. See sidebar for photos.
SCHOLARSHIP & BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Our own Irene Faria is a member of the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals (“FPCBP”). MSCM are the accountants for the FPCBP which recently recognized and honored students and business people of Portuguese heritage at its annual gala dinner in Toronto. Two awards that were presented are of particular interest.
1. The Rui & Luisa Faria Scholarship Fund awarded $1,500 to Elisia Neves who earned an Honours Bachelor Degree in Architectural Studies in 2008 and is currently completing a Masters of Architecture
2. Wilson Teixeira of Able Transport Limited (a client of MSCM) was awarded the New Generation Award which recognizes entrepreneurs under the age of 40. Congratulations to all the recipients!
COYOTES WITH HEART
MSCM’s Andrew Spidle and his fellow “Hamilton Coyotes” teammates were proud to place second in total fundraising in excess of $31,000 for life saving research at the first annual “Hockey for Heart” Charity Tournament for the Heart and Stroke Foundation held in Kitchener Ontario.
In the first few days after the recent earthquake in Haiti, the full extent of the destruction and loss of life became clear, and we were all shocked by what we saw. Like so many others, the people of MSCM were moved to begin a fund-raising program to aid the relief effort. Our staff quickly donated $4,025, which was instantly matched by the firm’s partners. Our total of $8,050 was then matched by Canadian Government relief funds, for a total of $16,100 to be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Program. The re-building program in Haiti has barely begun, but we are hopeful that our contribution will help the Red Cross to continue their mission of mercy.
CANADIAN JUVENILE DIABETES ASSOCIATION
MSCM partner Jim Molyneux continues his commitment to helping the Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Association in every way available, with a full program of speaking engagements, fundraising and support for important stem cell research. You can contact Jim to find out more. firstname.lastname@example.org