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My Giving Moment for the Holidays #DareYou

| November 10, 2014 | 10 Comments
My Giving Moment for the Holidays #DareYou

  Ever since my children were registered into recreational sports such as soccer and hockey, my husband and I volunteered with the local youth organizations in the positions of convenor and/or assistant coach. We always thought that it was necessary to teach our children the importance of giving back to their community without being paid for our time […]

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Help Tiny Miracles Get a Big Boost!

| October 4, 2014 | 7 Comments
Help Tiny Miracles Get a Big Boost!

Prematurity is one of the leading causes of long-term health challenges and death among newborns. Despite this fact, community-based services geared towards aiding those afflicted by the effects of prematurity are underrepresented in Canada. Nicole Lyons quickly discovered the lack of support and resources first hand when she gave birth to her son in 2012 […]

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Back to School Kenya Style: Education Helping Build Self-esteem for Elimu’s Children in Kenya

| September 12, 2014 | 10 Comments
Back to School Kenya Style: Education Helping Build Self-esteem for Elimu’s Children in Kenya

It’s back to school in Canada and at ‘home’ in Kenya for Nina Chung, where the founder of Elimu (Canada) supports kids’ education projects. While you may be scrambling for last minute school supplies – Nina has to oversee getting together school fees, uniforms, back packs and school supplies for 15+ children in her charge […]

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Bottle Drive in Support of Roger’s House Sept. 6 & 7, 2014

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bottle Drive in Support of Roger’s House Sept. 6 & 7, 2014

On September 6-7 the Beer Store is hosting a bottle drive in support of the children and families of Roger’s House. Donating empties may seem like something small — and you may think it doesn’t amount to much — but here’s the surprise: Last year, the event raised more than $70,000. That’s more than 700,000 empties. […]

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A Night of Fun Under the Stars With The Odyssey Theatre ~ Review

| August 21, 2014 | 9 Comments
A Night of Fun Under the Stars With The Odyssey Theatre ~ Review

I know that summer days are a great time to make plans, but what about summer nights? The Odyssey Theatre is helping to make it easier to have fun once the sun goes down with this season’s production of The Financier (Tucaret)! The Odyssey Theatre’s vision is to bring international stories that touch on universal […]

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Find your #OneNewThing and Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

| August 20, 2014 | 7 Comments
Find your #OneNewThing and Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Do you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer? If you do, it’s not surprising because it’s the most common cancer in Canadian women. In fact, one in nine Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. But what you might not know is that one third of breast cancers are preventable. Contrary […]

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Me to We Partners with Staples and ACCO to Revolutionize Back-to-School Shopping and #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/01

| August 4, 2014 | 100 Comments
Me to We Partners with Staples and ACCO to Revolutionize Back-to-School Shopping and #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/01

For the first time ever, students and parents across Canada have the power to make a difference with their back-to-school purchases and help thousands of children in Latin America, Africa and Asia receive access to education. Me to We, in partnership with Staples and ACCO Brands, launched its first line of eco-friendly school supplies with […]

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Monkey/Souris Dinner in Support of CHEO on July 5th

| June 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
Monkey/Souris Dinner in Support of CHEO on July 5th

  Good day to everyone, I’m organizing a charitable diner for the CHEO Foundation next July 5 at 5 p.m. at Grand Salon, 1st Floor, Hilton Lac-Lemay Hotel, 3 Casino Boulevard, Gatineau-Ottawa, Québec. It will be an evening where men and women will shine with their evening attires; everyone is encouraged to wear once more […]

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The 2nd Annual Dylan Beaton Memorial Golf Tournament in Support of Roger’s House

| June 10, 2014 | 3 Comments
The 2nd Annual Dylan Beaton Memorial Golf Tournament in Support of Roger’s House

The 2nd Annual Dylan Beaton Memorial Golf Tournament in Support of Roger’s House is being held on  June 16th, 2014.  They would love for you to join them!  This event will be taking place at the Canadian Golf and Country Club with a shot gun tee off time at 12:00pm followed by dinner and a silent and live […]

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Review: 4 Wishes Charity Event

| June 5, 2014 | 2 Comments
Review: 4 Wishes Charity Event

4 wishes is a charity event put on by ‘make a wish’ foundation of eastern Ontario and Tyson’s mission to a million. The premise of the event is to allow children and their families to experience the emotions, excitement and joy that comes from receiving a ‘wish’. The event allowed for the kids to experience […]

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Ottawa Chef Maria Garza Shares a Zesty Tuna, Lemon and Caper Linguine Recipe to Proceed Food Banks!

| April 29, 2014 | 12 Comments
Ottawa Chef Maria Garza Shares a Zesty Tuna, Lemon and Caper Linguine Recipe  to Proceed Food Banks!

Food banks across the country struggle in the summer, their slowest donation time of the year, so 15 of Canada’s leading chefs have come together to help give them a boost. Part of a campaign spearheaded by Catelli® pasta, the chefs have contributed to a unique cookbook, called Catelli® Pasta Plus Five: Five-ingredient summer pasta dishes by some […]

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Family Fun and Magic Waits for You at Four Wishes on May 3rd

| April 28, 2014 | 3 Comments
Family Fun and Magic Waits for You at Four Wishes on May 3rd

A child’s wish has a unique magic to it—it has the power to bring joy, lend strength and provide hope and healing for the future for both the wish child and his family. Wish-granting organizations like Make-A-Wish© have known about this super power for many years now and it’s why they continue to carry out […]

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I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

| April 22, 2014 | 4 Comments
I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

As a teacher of Civics and law, I have had many opportunities to talk with students about volunteering for great causes. At one of the schools I used to work at, they had a Free the Children Club who continuously worked hard at raising money, and raising awareness. Although I was familiar with We Day […]

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Chocolate Affair Gala

| April 21, 2014 | 5 Comments
Chocolate Affair Gala

Who LOVES chocolate? Who loves FUN? Who loves giving back to the community? You can love all three at the same time on Wednesday, May 28th at the Ottawa Convention Centre. It’s the 7th annual Chocolate Affair Gala in support of the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region. The Distress Centre provides 24/7 crisis counselling […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month and #Win a Prize Pack ~ CAN 04/30

| April 16, 2014 | 12 Comments
April is Autism Awareness Month and #Win a Prize Pack ~ CAN 04/30

Autism is a complex developmental disability that is typically diagnosed during the first three years of life.  The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated disorders have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 88 individuals but conflicting information also states 1-50. Autism is […]

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Getting Ready for National We Day in Ottawa on April 9th

| April 7, 2014 | 2 Comments
Getting Ready for National We Day in Ottawa on April 9th

National We Day 2014 is just around the corner, and I am super excited to take part in this year’s event! National We Day is a youth empowerment and educational event that is going to be held on April 9, 2014 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The idea is that We Day is […]

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International Women’s Day Celebration and Fundraiser in Ottawa

| March 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
International Women’s Day Celebration and Fundraiser in Ottawa

As another International Women’s Day passes, I am feeling very blessed to know so many talented and beautiful women who inspire others to live with courage and truth. I was honoured to share my journey with almost 200 of them, and a tiny cast of supporting men, at a networking luncheon for Ottawa Soul Sista’s […]

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Kids Needed to Help Tysen (13 years old) Complete His Mission of Raising one Million Dollars for Make-A-Wish!

| March 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
Kids Needed to Help Tysen (13 years old) Complete His Mission of Raising one Million Dollars for Make-A-Wish!

On Saturday May 3rd 2014, Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario will be hosting an event at Fun Haven called: Four Wishes. The purpose of this event is to create awareness regarding Make-A-Wish and to raise funds to help Tysen (a 13 years old wish child) to complete his mission of raising one million dollars! You can register […]

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Bell Let’s Talk Day – Tuesday, January 28, 2014

| January 26, 2014
Bell Let’s Talk Day – Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Do you know someone who lives with mental health challenges? Would you like to help but you’re not sure how? Join us and help us make a difference. Help end the stigma. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. The day that Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every: […]

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Donating a Life Insurance Policy to your Ottawa Church or Charity so Everybody Wins

| December 6, 2013 | 3 Comments
Donating a Life Insurance Policy to your Ottawa Church or Charity so Everybody Wins

  During the holiday season most of us get into the spirit of giving, gifts to family and friends and donations to charities, churches and other community organizations. What if there was a way to maximize your donations to really make a difference and help those that need it and still claim your tax deduction […]

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Take the Real Horror out of Halloween

| October 30, 2013 | 3 Comments
Take the Real Horror out of Halloween

Many Canadian kids are thrilled by the make-believe horrors of Halloween.  Dreadful as it seems, my sons actually enjoy the severed limbs hanging from trees in our neighborhood. But it’s chilling to think that most of our Halloween treats have real-life nightmares in their supply chains. I recently watched the BBC documentary Chocolate – The […]

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Make a Difference in your Community with the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund

| September 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Make a Difference in your Community with the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aviva Community Fund for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.  For the past two years, I voted on many occasions for Ottawa area projects that were submitted in the Aviva Community competition. Have you heard about the Aviva Community Fund?  The Aviva Community Fund is […]

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Urgent Help Needed to Provide School Essentials… and Dignity!

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Urgent Help Needed to Provide School Essentials… and Dignity!

For hundreds of low income families in Ottawa, back-to-school season is a difficult and expensive time of year… They may find themselves in a time of need due to unforeseen circumstances such as job layoffs, sickness or accidents. Poverty has a negative and stressful impact on children’s well-being and learning, Caring and Sharing is a non-profit […]

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Moores Canadian Suit Drive Ends on July 31st

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Moores Canadian Suit Drive Ends on July 31st

Moores Stores are collecting professional items with minimal wear. Drop off donations at your nearest Moores store by July 31.  The Canadian Suit Drive benefits at-risk men transitioning into the workforce. Clothing donations collected in our stores are directed to local recipient organizations. See a complete list of our 2013 recipient organizations. Any of the following gently […]

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