Posted on February 15th, 2017 by Marcus Wilker

Play Chess with Phiona!

Chess Institute of Canada and Beautiful World are proud to present A Children’s Chess Tournament for grades 1 through 8 with Phiona Mutesi, who represented Uganda in the 2010 Chess Olympiad. Join the fun at Branksome Hall on Saturday April 8, 2017. Phiona’s story inspired the recent Disney movie, Queen of Katwe, which had its…

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Posted on May 9th, 2016 by Marcus Wilker

Third Annual Chess Fest at Harbourfront Centre

The Chess Institute of Canada and the Annex Chess Club are proud co-hosts of the Third Annual Chess Fest at Harbourfront Centre on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.  The Chess Festival features over 2,000 square feet of free and fundraising chess activities for all ages and chess levels….

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Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Marcus Wilker

National Chess Camp – Canada’s Premier Overnight Chess Camp

August 20-27, 2016 Located on a 120-acre site on the shores of Lake Couchiching, National Chess Camp continues to set a standard of excellence in chess instruction and camping in North America. A partnership between National Music Camp and Chess Institute of Canada, NCC offers the highest level of chess instruction and play combined with an array of recreational activities, all…

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Posted on March 1st, 2016 by Marcus Wilker

Chess Institute of Canada’s curriculum program featured in the Canadian Jewish News

“Robyn Cohen, manager of the centre, said the chess program has been “so well received, it has become part of the school’s curriculum. It helps build responsibility and executive functioning, helps students to plan ahead and set goals, and improves math and literacy. Students are also taught to adjust when a chess move doesn’t go…

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Posted on June 26th, 2015 by Marcus Wilker

Chess Fest and Blitz Tournament Video!

We had a great time at Chess Fest at Harbourfront Centre on June 20-21, 2015. Check out this great video about the Blitz Tournament and congratulations to Nikolay Noritsyn, the 2015 Toronto Blitz Chess Champion!

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by Marcus Wilker

Second Annual Chess Fest at Harbourfront Centre

The Chess Institute of Canada and the Annex Chess Club are proud co-hosts of the Second Annual Chess Fest at Harbourfront Centre, this Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.  The Chess Festival features over 2,000 square feet of free and fundraising chess activities for all ages and chess levels….

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Posted on May 13th, 2015 by Marcus Wilker

Environment Day at Wychwood Barns

It was a beautiful day on Sunday April 26 at Wychwood Barns for Councillor Joe Mihevc’s Environment Day. Many families enjoyed the Chess Institute’s chess display.   Back row from left Mayor John Tory, Chess Institute president Ted Winick, Councillor Mihevc, Front from left Antonio and Natalia Montesano from Humewood Community School chess program.  …

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Posted on July 21st, 2014 by Marcus Wilker

How does Chess change kids’ lives? Listen to the CBC Here and Now feature on the Chess World Program.

The CIC has been running a Chess World curriculum program at the Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre for the past two years. The CBC’s Jason Osler recently interviewed the Centre’s Robyn Cohen about the success of the program. Here’s what she had to say:   More on the program: Chess World’s Thinking Different® curriculum is an…

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