OTTAWA, Dec. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation accompanied by Mayor Jim Watson and Foundation Honourary Chair Chief Charles Bordeleau presented five local charities with a cheque for $225,000 on December 8, 2014 at City Hall.
"We are pleased to present Children at Risk, Ottawa; Heartwood House; Helping with Furniture; Shepherds of Good Hope and; Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa with funds raised through the generosity of our community" says Foundation CEO, John Brooman. "This support will provide funding for youth programming, a summer day camp for autistic children, furnishing homes for those in need, a facility supporting 18 grass root charities, and, helping men transition from the streets to the workplace."
Mayor Jim Watson says "As Head of Council, I want to thank the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation organizers, donors and participants for their valuable efforts and philanthropy, which benefit five worthy causes that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of our city".
The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation was established in 2003 and to-date through its annual fundraising it has raised $3.4 million, benefitting 33 local charities. For more information, visit dragonboatfoundation.net
Image with caption: "L-R Heartwood House Executive Director Moe Moloughney, Children At Risk Executive Director Brenda Reisch, Shepherds Of Good Hope Executive Director Anna Silverman, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson; Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation CEO John Brooman, Kanata South City Councillor Allan Hubley, Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation Honourary Chair Chief Charles Bordeleau, Helping With Furniture President Nathalie Maione, Youth Services Bureau Foundation Board Chair Marc Jolicoeur, Beacon Hill-Cyrville City Councillor Tim Tierney (CNW Group/Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141208_C4307_PHOTO_EN_9158.jpg
SOURCE: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
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