The OPP have tried their best and also feel this family tragedy. A local search will continue and with your help, this grieving family can hopefully have their son brought home.
Family and friends of the 11-year-old Ottawa boy who went missing after a boat capsized near Rockport, Ontario on Saturday, September 1, 2018, are raising money to help fund further search and recovery efforts.
The boy was one of five people thrown from the boat when it capsized west of Rockport, about 120 km southwest of Ottawa Sept. 1. Four people were rescued, including the boy’s father and teenage brother, who were treated for injuries.
Below is a link to an article providing additional information and also
the statement released by the parents through Leeds County OPP on Friday, September 7, 2018:
IT’S OKTOBERFEST TIME OTTAWA!
Oktoberfest Ottawa is a Bavarian Festival being held Thursday September 27 to Sunday September 30 2018 in the 15,000 square feet Myers Volkswagen Auto Haus at Clarke Fields Park (93 Houlahan St) in Barrhaven #Oktoberfestottawa
Featuring All New Entertainment types, Games, Music, Competitions and more!
YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS THIS!
Oktoberfest Bavarian Bier Festival with contests, games, fantastik food, marvelous musik and great entertainment! Featuring New challenges, entertainment, games and food vendors to Celebrate OUR 10th Annual Oktoberfest Ottawa! – all on-site inside the Myers Volkswagen Auto Haus Tent – making this year’s 10th Annual festival the place to be!
Get your tickets HERE
3rd annual Benefit for “I Love to Play Hockey” in Memory of Eric Leighton
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
On Sept 22, 2018, the 3rd annual Benefit for “I Love to Play Hockey” in Memory of Eric Leighton with Canadian Tire Jumpstart takes place at Greenfields Pub & Eatery in Nepean.
The event is in honor of Eric Leighton, a young athlete who tragically lost his life in a high school accident in 2011. Eric’s love of sports has inspired his family to create this event in order to help and support the program to benefit those in need to play a sport their son loved.
Over the last few years they have raised just over $18K, with this money they were able to help 40 extra kids get involved in the “I Love to Play Hockey” program (this increased numbers from just 60 kids to 100 kids). This is of course all thanks to all the local companies that have graciously donated auction/raffle items to the benefit.
Jumpstart is a national charity with commitment to local communities. For more the 90 years our Canadian Tire stores have been an integral part of the community life in Canada, specifically in Ottawa. In 2005, that legacy was continued and launched through a signature program that we know today as Jumpstart. National in scope, but in its focus, Jumpstart delivers support to children 4-18 throughout a Canada-wide network of chapters and community partners.
The Canadian Tire Jumpstart “I Love to Play Hockey” in memory of Eric Leighton program, provides children with the chance to play hockey. This program is offered to participants who meet the target population of low-income families, new Canadians, and aboriginals. Low-income families have been chosen because of the high costs associated with hockey lessons and equipment (which is all provided within the program). Hockey is a Canadian past time and an important part of our culture.
Eric’s family and friends are putting together another exciting event including dinner (Menu TBA), 3 live bands (Ruckus, Rain-Man & Where’s Mike), raffle prizes/door prizes, silent auction items, 50/50 and wine/booze pull! Dinner and the show will be $40, $10 for advance tickets (show only) and $15 at the door (show only). All proceeds from ticket sales, etc. will be donated to the Jumpstart organization under the “I love to Play Hockey” program. The last few years with just raffles and auction prizes we raised over $8,000 and another $10,000 with online donations. They are expecting this to be another unforgettable night.
Eric’s Family, along with Canadian Tire Jumpstart have set up an online donation site that you can make on behalf of yourself or your company by clicking HERE
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Get to know us at our Open House!
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 5-7 pm
Please join the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre at their annual Open House. Come get to know the WOCRC and enjoy a FREE barbeque, face painting, entertainment, activities for all ages, door prizes and more!
The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre is located at 2 MacNeil Court, in Kanata. For more information, please visit WOCRC by clicking HERE, WOCRC Facebook event inforamtion click HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*To request transportation, please phone 613-591-3686 ext 315 by September 19*
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
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