Current committees, activities, and projects.

ARCHIVES: Person(s) responsible for ensuring TSVC documents regarding TSVC activities are filed and stored at Toronto Archives location.

BRIDGE FUNDRAISING EVENT: Committee to plan and organize the event including a silent auction. Volunteer assistance required on the day of the event. The Bridge event is on hiatus for 2020-2021 and under discussion until further notice.

CRAFT BEER FUNDRAISING EVENT: Committee inviting volunteers to participate in various aspects of the planning, coordination and implementation of this one evening event – music, donations, catering, marketing, etc. Previous event planning experience useful but not essential. Everyone is welcome.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE: Committee works with TSO Communications to promote and publicise TSVC events. Members must have any of marketing, PR, writing and editing, computer and research skills. Familiarity with social media is an asset. This committee’s responsibilities include publishing the TSVC monthly electronic newsletter. Writers and editors needed. Photography and computer skills are an asset.

EDUCATION:

  • a) Morning with the Symphony: To welcome and provide orientation to secondary school music students attending a TSO rehearsal at Roy Thomson Hall.
  • b) Young People’s Concerts: To host and welcome lobby performers for TSO Young People’s Concerts at Roy Thomson Hall (RTH) (approximately 4 Sunday afternoons – subject to change).

FINE WINE AUCTION: Major annual fundraiser requiring a committee and sub-committees, e.g. wine acquisitions, PR/social media, marketing, catalogue, and volunteer assistance during the event.

INTERLUDES: Committee invites guest speakers and arranges venues, food, etc. to host 4 or more events a year.

LETTER WRITING: Assist the TSO in handwriting of fundraising letters annually.

MEETINGS and HOSPITALITY: Committee to arrange locations and food for General Meetings and Annual General Meeting.

MEMBERSHIP:

  • a) Introductory: Committee responsible for guiding new introductory members and providing mentorship for them.
  • b) Members: Committee responsible for communications with Active, Associate and Honorary members. Conducts annual survey to determine members’ interests and involvement in TSVC activities. One or two members are asked to act as Membership Liaison sending notes to members who are celebrating personal milestones, illness or special events.

ORCHESTRA LIAISON:

  • a) Orchestra Luncheon: Committee to arrange and host luncheons for the TSO musicians and volunteers.
  • b) Orchestra Friends: Individual role that pairs volunteers with the TSO musicians.

NEW PROJECTS: Committee to brainstorm innovative ideas for new activities.

SCOTIABANK TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON CHARITY CHALLENGE: Committee to plan, coordinate, and promote Team TSO’s participation in the annual Charity Challenge with the assistance of the TSO family, and to encourage participation and support of the event.

SECRETARY: Secretary to the TSVC Board and Officers’ committee meetings. Computer skills required.

SPEAKER SERIES: Committee to select speaker, arrange location, assist with promotion and event day reception and hosting.

TREASURY: Individuals to act as TSVC Treasurer or Assistant, or act as a fundraising event treasurer. Accounting skills an asset.