Remembering Ted Winick

Today many at Chess Institute of Canada are in a reflective mood, thinking about the organization’s founder Ted Winick on what would have been his seventy-eighth birthday. In 1998, Ted started a chess club

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CIC Students Impress At Canadian Chess Open

The Canadian Youth Chess Championship just wrapped up in Hamilton, Ontario, immediately followed by the Canadian Open Chess Championship, which is continuing until July 17. Over two dozen of our students and tournament attendees

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Queen on Board

We celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this week. And I’ve been thinking about the women and girls in my life even more than usual.   The Queen Some say it’s the most powerful and

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The Marvin Rosenhek Community Chess Fund

Marvin Rosenhek (1929-2021) practiced law in Montréal for sixty-five years, specializing in the field of professional negligence. Marvin enjoyed spending time with his family, loved the country and nature, enjoyed beekeeping, bridge, spy novels, and

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Black history is chess history!

To celebrate Black History Month 2022, we’re putting together a series of articles about the history of chess in Africa and ongoing contributions from the wider Black diaspora, including profiles of great Black chess players and research

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Caregiver Family Day Event – Feb 22

CIC invites all parents and caregivers to this informative event. Two of our most experienced instructors will present practical suggestions for how you can encourage motivation and a growth mindset in children. Following these

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Give the Gift of Chess!

This Giving Tuesday, and throughout the holiday season, we’re soliciting donations to help keep our programs accessible to all! Donations to our Subsidy Fund will help provide individual and program subsidies to families who

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Caregiver Holiday Event – Dec 29

Day:     Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Time:   8:00pm to 10:00pm Open House Where: Online – register here for details Cost:   Free! Chess Institute of Canada invites all parents and caregivers of CIC students,

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Mental Health Awareness

Christine Andreopoulos lost her son Kye during the pandemic due to a mental health challenge. In memory of her son, she worked with the City of Toronto in raising money for new Chess tables

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GM Elshan Moradi sits at a chess board wearing a red shirt and a grey fedora

Sony teams up with US GM and helps CIC

GM Elshan Moradi Abadi was the second Iranian-born chess grandmaster to join the highest echelons of competitive chess by hitting a rating of 2600 FIDE. He now lives in North Carolina, USA, with his

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