Weekly Column: August 20, 2018
Remembering Gayla Benefit
On Saturday, August 25, country will take over Constance Bay as the Constance & Buckham’s Bay Community Association hosts a Remembering Gayla Benefit for Jaxon and Brent (Chico). This will be a night of non-stop entertainment. Nine of the Valley’s best will be performing including: The Bowes Brothers, Mountain Tay, and Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame members Howard Hayes & the Country Drifters. This will be an indoor concert at the Northwind Centre, 262 Len Purcell Drive. Capacity is limited to 210, so reserve your tickets early! There will be a complimentary BBQ at 6pm and doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 including the pre-event BBQ.
Many people were deeply touched by Gayla is so many ways. She attacked everything with passion and a brilliant smile. She believed in putting the joy back in sport and, despite being seriously injured in two car crashes, never missed a beat in that pursuit. She invested enormous time making sure kids had positive, memorable experiences. Her husband Chico is a stay at home father and he quietly shared Gayla’s passion. In recent years he obtained coaching certifications in 3 sports and coached seven teams in a single year. Chico and Jax have suffered the worst loss and their financial future is, at best, very difficult. CBBCA's goal with this benefit is simply to try and help buy a small space between the emotional trauma of the present and the difficult financial situation ahead. All of the proceeds go to Jaxon & Chico. Please go to www.cbbca.ca for tickets.
Rural Association Partnership Program
If you are an Ottawa organization operating rural fairs, rural farmers’ markets or rural business organizations such as Chamber of Commerce and Business Improvement Areas, you may be eligible for funding of up to $7,500 through the City of Ottawa’s Rural Association Partnership Program (RAPP).
The objectives of the RAPP are:
- To provide project based funding that supports the main priorities for rural organizations.
- To contribute to the City’s rural economic health by supporting projects that will assist Ottawa’s rural business organizations, fairs and farmers markets achieve sustainability and capitalize on the proximity to Ottawa’s large urban market.
- To assist in promoting Ottawa’s rural identity to both residents and tourists.
The second round of RAPP funding is now open and will close September 12 by 4pm. For more information on the program go to ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/funding/rural-funding.
2019 Civic Events Funding Program
The City of Ottawa invites local not-for-profit organizations, such as community groups and recreation associations, to apply for up to $3,000 in funding to deliver community events that take place in local, geographic communities and neighbourhoods in the City. These family-friendly events must include family entertainment and activities that appeal to members of the community where the event is being held. The deadline to submit a request is Wednesday, October 10 at 4pm. For detailed information go to ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/recreation-and-parks-funding.
Fall Cleaning the Capital Campaign
Early bird registration is now open for the GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign, which will take place from September 15 to October 15. Registration is quick and easy by visiting ottawa.ca/clean or calling 3-1-1 to register your cleanup area. This is a great opportunity for families and friends to work together on community cleanup projects that help make Ottawa clean, green and free of litter and graffiti. It is also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours.