I would like to sincerely thank the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation for naming me the honourary chair for the 2012 fundraising season. Previous chairs have included Ottawa Senators’ Chris Phillips and Mike Fisher and I feel privileged to have this opportunity.
In my new role, I will represent the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to support seven different charities in the community. My inaugural event was Tuesday morning at the Métropolitain Brasserie and Restaurant, where this year’s fundraising goal of $500,000 was officially announced. Also at the kick-off, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) was introduced as the new tier one charity for the Foundation.