#TakeAMinute

In March of this year, Krissy, Roy, and Vana Pejcinovski were killed at their home in Ajax, Ontario. Their story not only shocked and saddened our city, but our entire country. Krissy, a kind and generous friend, Vana, a bright 13-year old who loved to play all sports, and Roy, a star AAA goalie in the GTHL who had obvious talent and clear potential for a future in hockey.

 In memory of a loving mother and her two children whose lives were tragically taken too soon, we are asking you to Take A Minute. Take a minute to tell someone you love them. Take a minute to help a neighbour.  Take a minute to pause and appreciate the good in the world.

The boys from The Don Mills Flyers Minor Midget team honour their friends Krissy, Roy and Vana and ask you to Take A Minute. 

 
 

Please share your videos and stories on Instagram using #TakeAMinute of how you will Take A Minute, and asks 3 friends to do the same. Together we can honour the memories of Krissy, Roy, and Vana, and continue their spirit of generosity and compassion. And if you can please donate to The Pejcinovski Family Memorial Fund.

THE PEJCINOVSKI FAMILY MEMORIAL FUND

Krissy, Roy and Vana lived their lives by a clear and guiding principle – be kind and help others. The Pejcinovski Family Memorial Fund honours their memory and that spirit of compassion and generosity.

Krissy, Roy and Vana touched so many lives, and were loved by all who knew them.

 

 Vana was a sweet and joyful girl who was full of life, and would light up any room she entered.

Vana was a sweet and joyful girl who was full of life, and would light up any room she entered.

 Roy, the natural athlete and loyal friend, was a caring, charismatic, and funny kid who loved his hockey team the Don Mills Flyers.

Roy, the natural athlete and loyal friend, was a caring, charismatic, and funny kid who loved his hockey team the Don Mills Flyers.

 Krissy was kind and gentle, with a bright smile and a warm heart.

Krissy was kind and gentle, with a bright smile and a warm heart.

Shortly after their deaths, The Pejcinovski Family Memorial Fund was established through the Toronto Foundation with a goal to build a legacy for Krissy, Roy, and Vana whose lives were cut too short, and to create something positive from this tragedy.

This newly-created fund will support a range of registered charities that focus on causes including domestic violence and children’s initiatives such as sport and play. Domestic violence is a major issue in our country. According to Stats Can, more than one quarter of all reported violent crime resulted from family violence. The fund aims to help families struggling with this issue, and make a positive impact in their lives.

The fund will also honour love of sport, being such an integral part of the Pejcinovski family. For Krissy, a competitive athlete herself, it brought her joy to watch children play. For the kids, it created friendships, taught them leadership and teamwork and instilled a sense of community. So many kids across this country don’t have access to the opportunities that sports provide. It’s estimated that more than one-third of Canadian children can’t afford to play organized sports. The Pejcinovski Family Memorial Fund will help to break down these barriers, and promote a safe future for all Canadians enriched by physical and emotional health.


THE PEJCINOVSKI LEGACY GALA

The Gala is now sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please fill in the "Buy Tickets" form and we will let you know if tickets become available. As well, please consider making a donation directly to the Pejcinovski Family Memorial Fund using the "Donate" button on the page.

Please join us on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for the inaugural Pejcinovski Legacy Gala taking place at The Hazelton Manor, 99 Peelar Road, Concord in support of The Pejcinovski Family Memorial Fund.

600 guests, including NHL players and members of the entertainment and business communities, will attend this special event to honour the lives of Krissy, Roy, and Vana.

Your support will not only assist children across Canada and help stop domestic violence, it will inspire secure and vital communities through the magic of humanity and sports.

The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and Appetizers, followed by a sit-down dinner. There will be an open bar, Live and Silent Auctions and DJ entertainment. Dress code for the evening is cocktail/business casual.

If you would like to attend the event, you can request tickets by submitting a request using the button below. Tickets are $150 per seat or $1,500 per table (10 seats per table). A representative will respond to your request with details on payment and delivery of tickets.

 

Location

The Hazelton Manor

99 Peeler Road

Vaughan,Ontario


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This event would not be possible without the help from our great sponsors.

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