COMMUNITY EVENTS

5th Anniversary RIDE FOR DISABLED VETS

 

 

Join Kornicky who’ll be participating in the Ride For Disabled Vets 

Saturday, May 12

 

  • START LOCATON: BROWN’S INDEPENDENT GROCER, 1251 MAIN ST., STITTSVILLE
  • REGISTRATION TIME (STITTSVILLE): 8:30 TO 9:45AM
  • POKERS RUN “KICKSTANDS UP” TIME: 10:00AM
  • POKER RIDE END (STITTSVILLE): 2:00PM
  • BBQ: 2:00 TO 3:00PM
  • 50/50 DRAW & PRIZES: 3:00PM
  • RIDER COST IS $30 AND PASSENGER IS $10

 

Special for 2018 – raise $100 in pledges and your registration is FREE!   For more information on the ride visit the Ride For Disabled Vets Facebook page here

To pre-register for the ride click here – make sure you pre-register before May 1, 2018 as prices will increase for on-site registration day of event.

Supporting Wounded Warriors Canada 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Come help out the Valley Animal Rescue at the Days Inn & Conference Center in Renfrew Saturday, May 5th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

 

The Days Inn recently updated the furniture in all their guest rooms and are holding a food and furniture sale!

 

Grab something from the BBQ and pick up some beautiful furniture for that man cave you’ve been putting together; with all the proceeds from the BBQ and 25% of furniture sales going to help our friends at the Valley Animal Rescue.

 

Food, refreshments and quality furniture at liquidated prices, Saturday May 5 from 11 to 2 at the Days Inn in Renfrew.

 

Help out a friend in need.

 

 


 

 

 

Main Street Community Services is hosting a Little Caesars Pizza Fundraiser and would love your support. 

Time for you, your friends and family to get your Little Ceasars Pizza Kits.  Have them on hand for quick dinners, parties or entertaining.  Buy several kits and stock your freezers.

Main Street Community Services currently service ten group homes in the area and one semi independent home. We have a beautiful new center located in Kanata that services 50 plus kids a day with a variety of programs specialized to each individuals needs. We strive ourselves on the family environment that we provide for these kids 

To order your pizza kits and for more information visit their website here

 


OTTAWA WATER GARDEN TOUR 

The 10th annual Water Garden Tour, hosted by the Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society, will be featuring 10 beautiful water gardens of various designs and sizes. One site will also be showcased at night.

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Times: Day: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Evening: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Cost: $20.00 per person

Tickets/Tour booklets for this self-guided tour are available after May 1st at www.ottawawatergardens.com or at Ritchie Feed and Seed stores, Big Al’s Aquarium, Artistic Landscape Design, Peter Knippel Garden Centre, Budd Gardens, KB Backyard Depot (Greely), Beyond the House (Russell), Rideau Woodland Ramble (near Kemptville), and Nesbitts Greenhouse (Alymer QC). (Cash only).

Proceeds from the 2018 Water Garden Tour will be directed towards a community project in the Ottawa area. Proceeds from previous years went towards the construction of water features at the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice in Kanata, in the Healing Garden at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, and outside the Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Home.

 

 

 


 

 

 

DRIVE FOR DAXTON Daxton 3.0

Charity event for Cystic Fibrosis

 

Drive for Daxton 3.0,  the Annual Charity Car Show for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, returns August 26th, 2018 at the Chrysler Community Centre, 16 3rd Street, Crysler, ON at 1:00pm.

 

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.

 

At present there is no cure, so join us to help fight a debilitating genetic disease in honour of Daxton. Daxton, 4 was diagnosed with CF from an early age and has shown to be a true fighter.  He is growing up to be a fellow gear head and loves all things car related.

 

This event will include:

  • Entry Donation, minimum of $5
  • A collection of cars including classics and modern vehicles
  • Door prizes, category trophies and Best in Show trophy
  • Music, entertainment, food, and drinks

 

Want to show off a little extra? Send us images of your ride to modifiedottawa@hotmail.com and they will select eight (8) to show off inside the arena!

 

Modified Ottawa is a collection of local car enthusiast and like-minded individuals, who enjoy coming together as a community.  For more information please visit the Drive for Daxton 3.0 Facebook page HERE

 

 

 

 


 

 

Impaired is Impaired.  What is Drugged Driving?

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), defines the terms “drugged driving”, and “drug-impaired driving” as driving a motor vehicle while impaired by any type of drug or medication or combination of drugs, medication and alcohol. These include illegal substances, mind-altering prescription medications, and over-the-counter remedies and medications that affect an individual’s ability to drive safely.

Studies show that driving high nearly doubles the risk of an accident, and a recent study commissioned by DFK Canada found that nearly one third (32%) of teens feel driving high (after marijuana use) is not as risky as drunk driving, while one in four high school seniors say they have ridden in a car with a high driver.

Our latest campaign, “The Call That Comes After,” aims to drive home the dangers of high driving and being a passenger in a car with a driver who has used marijuana to parents and teens.

 

 

DFK has developed a modern tool of communications allowing parents an easy way to begin an important conversation with their kids about the dangers of driving high – even when it’s not easy.  We urge parents to try it out.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or a combination of the two is very dangerous.  The use of any psychoactive (mind-altering) drug makes it highly unsafe to drive a car and is illegal—just like driving after drinking alcohol.

High driving puts at risk not only the driver but also passengers and others who share the road. 

 

What can you do?  CLICK HERE for more information


CAMP AFTERMATH’S GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN

Inaugural crowdfunding effort to launch November 10, 2017

OTTAWA, October 2017 – Camp Aftermath – a project of the Ottawa-based not-for-profit organization Aftermath Association – which seeks to help veterans and first-responders suffering from PTSD, will be launching its first crowdfunding effort in advance of Remembrance Day, on November 10th, 2017. Aftermath Association will also be hosting a launch party at Casey’s restaurant on Ogilvie Road in Ottawa to commemorate the campaign launch and to thank the Aftermath Association family for all their hard work in reaching this important milestone.

Camp Aftermath’s GoFundMe Campaign seeks to raise $10,000 to assist with sending the first rotation (#Roto0) of Camp Aftermath participants to Costa Rica in fall 2018 to engage in long-term management of PTSD through active philanthropy.

“I am thrilled to announce the first crowdfunding project for Camp Aftermath’s Roto0. We hope to raise $10,000, which will put us even closer to our goal of sending the first group of veterans and first-responders suffering from PTSD to Costa Rica next year.”

– Farid Yaghini, Founder and Chairman of the Aftermath Assoc.

Camp Aftermath, a new-initiative sanctuary in Costa Rica, will support all service people, including active armed forces members and veterans, police officers, paramedics, and members of the fire service, who suffer from PTSD or OSI. Organized as a 15-day retreat, Camp Aftermath seeks to eliminate mental anguish by introducing participants to a curriculum that focuses on volunteerism as a mechanism for self-healing. Participants will engage in charity work in Costa Rica while also receiving holistic treatments and taking part in calming activities (including yoga and working with nature) within a healing and safe environment.

To learn more about Camp Aftermath, please visit our website at campaftermath.org or follow Camp Aftermath on social media!



 

Over 4,000 kids on Big Brothers Big Sisters Waitlist in Canada

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS organization says it needs urgently needs volunteers across the country.

Hundreds of thousands of young Canadians need a mentor and over 4,000 kids are currently waiting to be matched with a caring adult in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs across Canada.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) officially launched a campaign today to draw attention to the urgent need for more volunteers.

While mentors from all regions and cultural backgrounds across the gender spectrum are needed, the demand for male volunteers is especially high. Volunteering for only one hour a week can change the course of a young life.

“Many young Canadians struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives like detrimental living conditions and family violence, mental health and school issues as well as identity challenges,” said Peter Coleridge, National President and CEO, BBBSC. “Simply having someone who listens and encourages them, youth can transform into confident and motivated young people and, more importantly, break cycles of poverty and crime and curb the development of mental health issues.”

The two-way, back and forth relationship between a mentor and mentee positively impacts brain development and equips youth with the skills needed to deal with adversities and stress they face in a complicated world.

Youth who have been mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters programming are 17% more likely to be gainfully employed as adults and they earn 13% more on average in those jobs, resulting in $315,000 of increased earnings over their career.

They also have stronger social networks and report being happier and more confident.

This newly launched national recruitment campaign, which features the slogan “Imagine who they will become because of you” captures the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters programming by showcasing current mentoring relationships across Canada. Presented by Manulife, the campaign gives potential volunteers and donors a glimpse of the community change they can support with their time and donations.

Some celebrities supporting the cause include Gord Bamford, country music star, and Sean Monahan of the Calgary Flames. More information can be found at imagineBBBS.ca

 

 

About Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing the lives of Canada’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of group, in-school and one-on-one mentoring programs. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides quality mentoring services for more than 40,000 youth, engaging over 21,000 mentors in 108 agencies that serve youth in over 1,100 communities across the country.

Research demonstrates that Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs yield positive results in mental health, employment and civic engagement, with every dollar of investment in BBBS programming returning between $18 and $23 to society through higher taxes, increased spending from higher incomes, volunteerism, and charitable donations. For more information, visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.