ODBF ANNOUNCES “ALL ABOARD” A LOCAL CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING VIRTUAL EVENT

Dave KalilODBF announces a COVID-19 Relief Charitable Fundraiser “All Aboard with Dave Kalil”.

WHAT: ODBF Pledge Challenge. Together We Can Make A Difference Raising Funds For Local COVID-19 Relief Efforts Of Recipient Charites. Charitable Campaign Launch With Ottawa Musician Dave Kalil And City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. Campaign Goal: $100,000

WHEN: Thursday May 28th 7:00 PM

WHERE: Available on Rogers Cable 22, Facebook live @jimwatsonottawa and ODBF.CA

WHY: During the COVID-19 Pandemic Our Community Is In Need. Many Fundraising Events Have Been Cancelled Including our Own Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Your Donation Or Matching Dollars Will Help Those In Ottawa Who Need Assistance Through Local Charities During This Stressful Time. Donors Will Receive A Charitable Donation Receipt And The Knowledge That Together We Can Make A Difference.

SUPPORTING: Ottawa Food Bank, Debra Dynes Family House, Carefor Health & Community Services

MATCHING PARTNER: Scotiabank has generously partnered with ODBF and will match donations up to $12,000

ABOUT: OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FOUNDATION (ODBF)

Established to focus on philanthropic efforts in the local community, the foundation has raised $4.8 million in support of 51 local charities.

A recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Ottawa Chapter Outstanding Philanthropic Group in 2018. ODBF is proud to support 20 local charities in 2020. Some of the charities ODBF is excited to help benefit this year are: Ausome Ottawa, Canadian Ski Patrol, Camp Ooch, St. Luke’s Table, St Joe’s Women’s Centre, A New Day Youth and Adult Services, Riverkeeper, The Boys and Girls Club, Children at Risk, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, Plenty Canada, Helping With Furniture, The Caring & Sharing Exchange, The Hearing Foundation of Canada, Breast Cancer Action, Sens Foundation, Bruyere Foundation, and OrKidstra.

Antony Cooper