December 3rd 2014 – Volunteering For The Salvation Army
Members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa Metro volunteered at the Salvation Army Kettle in the Rideau Centre. With the help of the Rotary Satellite Club of Ottawa Metro, the Salvation Army was able to raise funds to help those in need this Christmas season.
October 29th 2014 – Halloween Celebrations at the Ottawa Rotary Home
October 18th – First Annual Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser
Enthusiastic fun-seekers ventured into the wet weather to find places such as the War Memorial, the Chateau Laurier, the Ottawa Gaol Hostel and the Ottawa Public Library.
After an overwhelming response by the community, we were able to reward the racers and hold a draw. The combination of this draw, entry fees and a subsequent prize auction helped us raise $644, more than enough for a young adult to spend an entire weekend at the Rotary Home. A special thank you to:
• Spencer Studios
• Skydive Gananoque
• Saunders Farm
• Johnny Farina
• Rotary Club of Ottawa
• D’Arcy McGee’s on Sparks
• Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
August 20th 2014 – The Haunted Walk
For our last meeting we participated in the Haunted Walk’s “Ghosts and the Gallows” tour. We searched for the spirits that continue to lurk amid Ottawa buildings. The evening ending at the Ottawa Jail Hostel where they authorities finally put us away in a cell…for a minute.
March 28th 2014 – Tour of the Wabano Centre
Wabano started out as Primary care clinic, where Aboriginal clients were referred, serving First Nations, métis, and Inuit in order of population. It was created through the Aboriginal Health Act, one of 10 such centres/clinics in Ontario, 5 on reserve and 5 off. In order to meet increasing demand the Wabano centre is undergoing massive renovations. The 18 million dollar expansion comes with funding from the province and private ventures. With millions of dollars left to fundraise, Wabano is being creative, renting out every inch of space, offering up each pillar ($25 000 donation), each tile, each room, each space for sponsorship. Every space is rentable to recoup costs, there’s even a BBQ area where deer, elk and moose can be smoked. Once 1.5 mil is raised, the large reception area will be dedicated to Rotary. For more images of this event check out our photo galleries page.
March 11th 2014 – Volunteering at the Ottawa Rotary Home
The Rotary Club of Ottawa Metro started their first volunteering activity at the Ottawa Rotary Home, they were responsible for making cupcakes and pizzas for the house! Everyone had a great time and they are all looking forward to going back. For more pictures of this event check out our photo galleries page
March 10th 2014 – General Meeting with Stephanie MacGregor from the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre
Last night we had a great meeting with Stephanie MacGregor from the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre- an amazing facility which provides residential care for youth ages 13 to 21 with substance abuse problems. For more information, go to http://www.davesmithcentre.org/.