Posted on April 7th, 2017 by Marcus Wilker

All The World’s A Chess Board

Famed Chess Queen Phiona Mutesi Plays a Life-Size Game Toronto, ON, April 7, 2017: Phiona Mutesi, the Ugandan chess player behind the Disney film, Queen of Katwe, which premiered at TIFF in 2016, is back in Toronto this week. Her visit wraps up Saturday with a life-size game of chess at Branksome Hall. Like Lewis…

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Posted on April 6th, 2017 by Marcus Wilker

Chess Institute at Beautiful World Gala

CIC Founder and President Ted Winick and CEO Tal Granite attended the Beautiful World Fundraising Gala on April 4, 2017.
The highlight of the night was a chesss game between “Queen of Katwe” Phiona Mutesi and Canadian Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, with Tal Granite as a live commentator…

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 by Marcus Wilker

Ask Phiona Contest

At the Charity Chess Tournament at Branksome Hall on April 8, there will be a Q&A with the Queen of Katwe, Phiona Mutesi, and her coach, Robert Katende. What would you ask her if you got the chance? Tweet or comment with your #askphiona questions, and you’ll have a chance to win one of 3…

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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!