YMCA OF GREATER TORONTO
Blend Photography was asked to assist the YMCA of Greater Toronto with their Megathon event/campaign. Blend photographed a series of Members over a 5 day period at the Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, Oshawa, Toronto Central, Cooper Koo, Scarborough, Shepard, and the West End locations. Our sister company Blend Creative Studio then implemented the photography into their marketing material.
Every year all nine YMCA Health Centres within the GTA region take part in a fundraising event “Megathon” where centre members sign up to participate and create a challenge to complete. Some challenges have included running on a treadmill for 12 hours, swimming laps for a day, martial arts, etc… All funds are used to support children, teens and adults in the GTA region. Participants are referred to as Champions.
Blend was welcomed with open arms into the Centres and by the Champions. Their energy and enthusiasm could have powered all of Toronto and we were humbled and inspired by the Members, Champions and staff. And amazed by their determination (12 hours on a treadmill!) Together they raised over $475,000!
HEALTHY BEGINNINGS | HEALTHY TRANSFORMATION | HEALTHY FUTURE | HEALTHY LIVING
We help individuals and communities lead healthier lives.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity tackling the most critical social issues in the GTA. For more than 160 years, we have offered children, teens, young adults and families the opportunity for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Through child care services, education and training programs, employment and immigrant services, family and youth services and health and fitness programs, the YMCA is building healthy communities across the GTA.
YMCA OF GREATER TORONTO
WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY
Quite simply, Ali is an artist. His flare for his designs are different from all others in his industry. He has most certainly made our company look different from our competitors. Thrilled with your work!
Sandi Holst, President + Author
The most noteworthy aspect of working with Ali is how quickly he 'got' what I was looking to do. He then was able to tranlate my ambiguous communication, multiple ideas/notions and vage references into a masterpiece so that I could say "that's it" - even though I wouldn't have known what I was looking for until I saw it. Ali is a gifted designer and has a talented extended network of others who can turn your idea into a commercial reality that is has style, sizzle and 'stickiness'
John Swain, Senior Executive Management Consultant
I am constantly amazed at the high quality of work they produce – the final products always exceed my expectations. The team is professional, efficient and always available to their clients. Working with the Blend Team has been an absolute pleasure and I look forward to working with them on future projects.
Antoniette Garda deCabezas, Development Officer, Special Events
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