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Events and Programs

Through the efforts of its volunteers, YURA offers a number of events, activities and programs for members and their spouses/partners throughout the year.

Events have included theatre trips to the Stratford and Shaw Festival Theatres in the spring and fall respectively. Other past excursions have included guided walks around historic areas of Toronto, a steamboat ride and luncheon on Lake Muskoka, a visit to a garden centre in southern Ontario and group visits to galleries and museums.

For many years, the YURA Showcase and Sale has been staged in November on the York campus, providing members the opportunity to show off their hobbies or small business activities while generating funds for YURA sponsored student awards. More recently, YURA members have participated in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge in October, walking or running 5 km to raise funds for YURA sponsored graduate awards at York -- over the past two years, more than $36,000 has been raised by YURA participants and donors.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of the University campuses, YURA has actively distributed information to its members about on-line events, including talks, seminars, concerts or performances that may be of interest to York retirees.

Most importantly, YURA conducts an annual appeal for charitable donations from its members to support YURA sponsored student awards and programs at the University.

Detailed information about events, activities and programs is posted here on the YURA web site under the headings listed below -- as well as by e-mail or postal services, whenever possible.

YURA welcomes suggestions for new events. To offer suggestions or help with organizing events, please contact the YURA office.

Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 70664

Annual General Meeting
Awards, Bursaries and Donations
Scholarly Presentation Skills Workshops
2023 Charity Challenge, sponsored by TCS
Stratford and Shaw Theatre Trips
YURA Showcase and Sale