COMMUNITY EVENTS

Give Where You Live.  Every 60 seconds, someone in Canada needs blood.  Maybe someone in your own community.
Donate blood before you head off on vacation or even make donating part of your vacation plans.  If you have a blood appointment booked, please keep it…patients are counting on you!
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2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR “I LOVE TO PLAY HOCKEY” in MEMORY of ERIC LEIGHTON
On Aug 25, The 2nd annual Benefit for “I Love to Play Hockey” in Memory of Eric Leighton with Canadian Tire Jumpstart takes place on August 25 at the Brass Monkey.
This event is in  honour 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 is family to create this event in order to help and support program to help those in need to play a sport their son loved.
Last year they raised just over $15K, with this they were able to help 40 extra kids get involved in the “I Love to Play Hockey” program (this moved it from 60 to 100). This is all thanks to all the local companies that have graciously donated auction 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 this chance. 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 provided with the program). Hockey is a Canadian past time and an important part of our culture.
Together, with their family and friends they are putting together another exciting event with live bands. They’ll be selling tickets for raffle prizes, 50/50 and there will be door prizes as well.
All proceeds will be donated to the Jumpstart organization under the “I love to Play Hockey” program. Last year with just raffles and auction prizes we raised over $5000 and another $10,000 with online donations.
The Leighton Family, along with Canadian Tire Jumpstart have set up an online donation site that you can make on behalf of your self or your company by CLICKING HERE.

 

PARKINSON SUPERWALK OTTAWA takes place on Sautrdya, September 9th at Lakeside Gardens / Britannia Beach at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Avenue ~ check-in starts at 9:00am and the walk commences at 10:30am

Since 1990, the event has been raising awareness and funds to support Canadians with Parkinson’s, their families and the health professionals that treat them. Participate at one of the many locations across Canada.

To register yourself or a team or to volunteer, CLICK HERE or call Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.