I have started to work on my bucket list, but a lot of things are still pending. It might make things a lot easier if it started to rain money or if I lived to be 140! Here’s the to do list for my life: Read the whole Bible | Go on a Safari in […]
I initially moved to Ottawa to fulfill a one year work contract and never thought I’d stay longer than that. Adventures have always been welcome in my life, and I viewed my stay in Ottawa as one more adventure to scratch off the bucket list. But Ottawa surprised me and it didn’t take long before […]
Among the many social services that United Way supports is the Boys and Girls Club on Pinecrest, so we also made a stop there on our “Seeing is Believing Bus Tour” to get a better idea of what they do. The Boys and Girls Club currently gets 20% of its funding from United Way.
The Boys and Girls Club provides services for over 4,600 children and youth in our city. More than 600 kids are registered as part of the after-school homework program! There are 8 locations in Ottawa with facilities that truly amazed me. Two of the clubs in Ottawa even have swimming pools where they teach kids how to swim in order to prevent drowning. The Club is moving towards removing all membership fees for kids so that no child has a financial barrier to be a part of the club.
During the United Way, “Seeing is Believing Bus Tour” one of our stops was at the Carling Family Shelter. This shelter houses a total of 44 families and it is ALWAYS FULLY BOOKED! They actually have a waiting list for families that are in need of the use of the facilities year round. I was surprised […]