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New recipient for LOL dollars

With the new Leaside arena  complete, all funds from the 5th annual Laugh Out Loud in Leaside comedy show will now go to a different charity, New Circles.

This not-for-profit organization offers clothing services, community referrals and skills building programs to residents in the Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park and Victoria Village neighbourhoods.

“While the arena is still in need of funds, I felt it was time to focus and bring awareness to a new initiative,” said Charlene Kalia, the main force behind the fundraising, which brought in over $120,000 for the rink.

This year’s event on Feb. 28, at Leaside arena, will be hosted by Jack Hourigan, a Second City alumnus and TV personality.

There will be food and wine pairing stations.