Phiona Mutesi would love to meet you!
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Coming this Saturday! Don't miss the ...
First Annual
Dare to Dream
Chess Championship
Saturday April 8, 2017 • 9:00am - 3:30pm
Branksome Hall, Toronto
The Dare to Dream chess tournament celebrates creative thinking on the chess board as it showcases thoughtful global action. Chess Institute of Canada sees chess not as an end in itself, but as a vehicle to challenge initial impressions, to find ways and opportunities when it looks like there aren't any, and to follow through with creative, concrete actions. 
Every year we feature a guest of honour who challenged conventions, dreamed big, and continues to inspire millions. This year we are humbled to be joined by Phiona Mutesi, the Queen of Katwe, who rose from poverty in Kampala, Uganda, to national and international fame. Phiona and her coach, Robert Katende, will be happy to meet you in person, take pictures, and answer your questions.
Dare to Dream
Registration is $50, for which a tax receipt will be issued. Funds raised will support chess programs for youth living in povery in Toronto, and scholarships for women living in extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa through our event partner, Beautiful World Canada.  

Event details:

  • 5-round CFC-rated tournament for boys and girls in grades 1 - 8 of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced tournament players
  • Trophies, medals, and ribbons
  • Parents are welcome to attend with their children
  • Food available for purchase from the event food truck
  • Photos and Q&A with Phiona and Robert
  • During lunch, watch or even dress up and take part of a life-size exhibition game with Phiona!
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Changing lives through chess

The Phiona Mutesi story

As told in the 2016 Disney film, Queen of Katwe, Phiona Mutesi's life was changed through chess.
This is an amazing opportunity to meet in person a woman who truly exemplifies the transformative power of this game!
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Chess Institute of Canada
918 Bathurst Street
Unit L2
Toronto, ON M5R 3G5

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