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THE SNOWSUIT FUND

The Snowsuit Fund is an Ottawa-based charity that raises funds for the purchase and distribution of new, quality-made snowsuits to needy children, 15 years and under. ODBF will be supporting the distribution of winter toques with every snowsuit. In a typical season, The Snow Snowsuit Fund will distribute 16,000 or more new snowsuits to qualifying families.

LOTUS CENTRE FOR SPECIAL MUSIC EDUCATION

The Lotus Centre for Special Music Education is a leader in increasing access to adapted music education and serving the special needs community and provide accessible music programming to individuals of all ages. ODBF will be supporting their Adapted March Break Music Camp for children developmentally aged 5-18 serving children and adults with a wide range of physical and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. This camp, which has a two to one staff/camper ratio, centers on music circles led by professional music educators trained in adapting instruction for students with disabilities. During these music circles, campers learn about music concepts, experience different genres of music, and explore instruments. Campers also participate in traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts, outdoor play, and story time.

YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU

Every day, in every part of the city, as young people face difficult choices and life-changing events, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) supports them and their families.  Since 1960, YSB has assisted tens of thousands of young people to find jobs, return to school, learn life skills, find

TIM HORTONS® FOUNDATION CAMPS

The Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps is dedicated to fostering within our children the quest for a brighter future. A Foundation camp experience provides programs to help children from economically disadvantaged homes develop lifelong skills. For these children, opportunities and environments…

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Andy Church
Pulling people into ODBF fundraising events is a simple and fun way to pay-it-forward. I take great pride in motivating others to step up and join in on the annual Charity Cup Races. It's my favorite festival!
Sandy Foote
I love fundraising for the community through the ODBF.  The monies go to charities that help people who live here to have a better quality of life.  To me it is a great way to give back.
Richard Martin
I have come to know many good people who regularly get together to build friendships through paddling and community work. This is the Ottawa dragon boat family.
Amanda Weatherdon
There’s no better feeling then being able to help raise money for the community I live in and being able to compete against all the teams who enjoy and appreciate the sport as much as I do.
Marie-Frederike Scott
Thanks to the Dragon Boat Foundation, the kids of Ottawa and Gatineau have the opportunity to come to our camp in Quyon. We are really grateful and thankful for the Foundation. These funds will allow more kids in the region to come to the camp and participate in our activities like the leadership and youth development programs. We really appreciate everything and thank them very much.