Brethren in Midtown Toronto gather for sports, socio-civic activities

By RONNIE H. MUTYA

Date Posted: May 30, 2024

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“It was a good time to bond and spend time with other brethren. It was nice to see other members whom we don’t usually see. We were there for the love of the brotherhood,” said Mark Sydney Inoncillo, a KADIWA member and a Children’s Worship Service (CWS) teacher from the Local Congregation of Midtown Toronto, Ecclesiastical District of Greater Toronto.

The said congregation, led by the resident minister, Brother Gibrl Legaspi, held INC Unity Games for three consecutive Sundays of April 2024. It opened on April 14, at the Kings Court Etobicoke along 1589 The Queensway in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. While on April 21 and 28, the sporting event took place at the Six Park Athletic Center in 3300 Rutherford Road, Concord, Ontario.

The brethren fielded four color-coded teams—green (Area 1), red (Area 2), white (Area 3), and blue (Area 4)—of which the Red Team emerged as champion in basketball; the White Team declared as winner in volleyball.

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“Overall, it was a success. Everyone had fun,” shared Kevin Badian, a choir member and CWS teacher. “We look forward to this every year because it’s nice to have something like this for the local where the brethren in each area who might not even know each other can experience the love of the brotherhood and have fun.”

Meanwhile, on April 27, the brethren expressed care for their fellowmen through a blood donation activity in collaboration with the Canadian Blood Services, the beneficiary organization, which was held at the Hudson’s Bay Centre along 2 Bloor Street East in Toronto, Canada.

As a first-time donor, Roshier Castulo, choir member and KADIWA president, felt “excited yet nervous.” She further declared, “Throughout the process of donating blood, the brethren gave me motivation and it felt good afterward knowing that my blood donation will help someone in need.” — With reports from Jessica Garcia of INC News Section