1) GOLF TOURNAMENT SCORECARD
2) HALLOWEEN/HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN
3) NEW YEAR’S EVE IN OTTAWA UPDATE
4) ANNUAL FAMILY CONFERENCE NEWS
5) SMILE TRAVEL UPDATES
6) JOURNEYS LOOKS AHEAD TO ACES
7) SMILE MINI-BANQUET SET TO GO
8) CONGRATULATIONS MEALS ON WHEELS
9) UNITED WAY/CENTRAIDE OTTAWA CAMPAIGN
GOLF TOURNAMENT SCORECARD
The numbers are in on the first annual LiveWorkPlay golf tournament organized by O.B Villeneuve Insurance and Quelmec Loss Adjusters. Thanks to 144 golfers and more than a dozen business supporters including major sponsor Marcomm Integrated Business Solutions, an incredible $20,000 was raised! The organizing team has already started work on the 2008 tournament, which is Thursday, September 25, once again at Greyhawk (we’ll switch to the Talon course for this one). The online registration is already available and additional major sponsors, contests, and prizes can be expected!
HALLOWEEN/HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN
LiveWorkPlay Halloween Family Fun Night took place on October 26, and there were lots of changes for this year’s event. Most important was the switch to a larger venue at Good Companions Centre so that everyone could share the experience together in the same room. The massive turnout had staff and volunteers scrambling for tables and chairs, so for the December 14 Holiday Family Fun Night there will be seating for 100 ready to go!
Families can help organizers better prepare for this event by registering online for FFN, and every other LWP event. Be sure to visit the online registration page to sign up! It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s easy!
NEW YEAR’S EVE UPDATE
The New Year’s Eve In Ottawa party in the ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel is more than 25% sold out and ticket orders are coming in every day. This includes some large orders, most notably a group of 15 coming all the way from Mexico! This is the first LiveWorkPlay New Year’s Eve event to feature a full live band, and Sticks ‘n Stones are ready to rock the house!
The Second Annual LiveWorkPlay Family Conference “A Good Life Includes Sexuality” on November 17 drew 35 participants from Journeys and SMILE and 40 parents for a total of 75 delegates!
Travel has been an important part of SMILE for more than five years. There are three trips targeted to different groups of participants scheduled in the next 16 months! After that, there will be a new routine with everyone invited to take part in a single trip every year, most likely in the month of February.
With the tremendous success of SMILE trips, it was only a matter of time until Journeys participants started to say “What about us!?!”
On September 21, 2007, United Way/Centraide Ottawa announced its largest fundraising goal ever of $29.7 million for the 2007 campaign. LiveWorkPlay is helping out in various ways including participation in the Speaker’s Bureau. CEO Keenan Wellar and SMILE self-advocate Jennifer Harris have thus far made 3 visits to local workplaces to share stories about how LiveWorkPlay is making a difference and the importance of United Way support.
You can direct all or part of your United Way contribution to LiveWorkPlay. Please click here for a donation form.
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