A Celebration of Women
is pleased to Celebrate the Life of yet another awesome woman,
a warm heart that has taken time in her life to help others.
WOMAN of ACTION
Sheila Jobin (née Mooney) was born in Toronto.
Olympic Equestrian trainer, Iris Kellet. 1949
Because of her Irish parentage she went as a working student to Ireland, working with a prestigious Olympic Equestrian trainer, Iris Kellet.
Prior to that she backpacked across Europe generally scaring the locals as she went! Having attained her Equestrian Coaching certificate, she attended Western University where she met and married her husband Cam. She finally completed a Physical Education degree, almost twenty years after teaming up with her husband —- that one elusive credit!
She is the mother of three teenaged boys. During the course of parenting, Sheila started a million projects, finishing few and failed miserably as a Domestic Engineer. To her Credit, she was a wonderful teacher of the equine arts. Loved to plan and execute adventures for her children and friends. The most important of Sheila’s achievements was that of instilling her children with a wonderful set of life skills and a genuine concern and appreciation for those less fortunate than themselves.
Three years ago, Sheila faced her fears and to her own horror, became the oldest student in the George Brown School of Fashion. Here she was able to give vent to her creative spirit, culminating in this wonderful event “Fashion “Fore” Hope. This is the direct result of the care, counseling and support of George Brown staff and students.
Sheila has founded her own charity named fashion for hope …
To promote Canadian talent for the benefit of the less fortunate children and youth in our society.
This event is only possible by the generous support of Canadian business and the contribution of our wonderful volunteers.
Under the guidance and auspices of The George Brown College staff, we are hosting a Fashion and Entertainment Show at the Muskoka Bay Golf Club. The purpose of holding this event is twofold:
•To raise Charity donations for Young Street Mission (115th anniversary)— Giving disadvantaged and neglected children hope for their future.
“To the world, you may be one person, but to one abused child you may be their world. “
•To promote Canadian designers and local businesses.
ONE of SHEILA’S CAUSES
Since 1896, Yonge Street Mission has been reaching out to meet the needs ofpeople living in poverty in Toronto. Our diverse programs have made a positive difference in the lives of families, seniors, socially isolated adults, street-involved youth and children growing up in our low-income community. Last year alone, we welcomed 18,000 individuals in over 185,000 visits.
At YSM, we’re committed to being a pivotal agent of change in the community. Our branches offer services, programs and networks of mutual support that allow those in need to improve their lives. These include food bank and meal programs, employment and computer training, school readiness programs, counseling, daycare and a post-secondary Education Award. With a staff of 130 and some 3,500 volunteers, we assist everyone who comes through our doors strictly on the basis of need.
The proceeds from this event will be directed to the Mission’s Evergreen Centre. Evergreen is a refuge for street-involved youth between the ages of 16- 24. It’s a safe, peaceful place where they can rest for the day, receive care, pursue their dreams and get the hope and encouragement they need to move beyond the harsh realities of their current lifestyle. Here, they find opportunities to grow through counseling, health care, computer access, help with housing and employment preparation. They also find caring staff and volunteers who help them learn to see the world differently and move forward with their lives.
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Sheila Jobin (née Mooney) – WOMAN of ACTION
February 21, 2012 By Leave a Comment