The OCCSC 2017 Annual Fundraising Gala will be held on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 5:30pm – 9:30pm at St. Elias Centre (750 Ridgewood Avenue). In its eighth year, the fundraising gala will be held western-style. The guests will be greeted with delicious snacks and punch fountain drinks. Four musicians from the Ottawa Youth Orchestra will play world-known classics at the reception.
In addition to the delicious dinner, the guests can also enjoy live cultural performances, a silent auction, lucky draws, and other surprises that present guests with opportunities to acquire unique items or experiences. Speaking of the silent auction, this year we also have an online auction, supported by CFC.com for fundraising leading up to the big event.
On the occasion, there will be more than 300 guests attending the gala, including prominent political and community leaders, corporate partners, our clients and volunteers. It is a great honor to have MPs Chandra Arya and Geng Tan, MPP Lisa Macleod, City Counselors Riley Brockington, Rick Chiarelli, Diane Deans, and Micheal Qaqish with us this year. Besides, Mayor Jim Watson will greet our guests during the reception hour. It will be a great night out with a wonderful evening of fine dining, socializing, entertainment, merriment and of course, fundraising for the good work of OCCSC. We are very pleased to announce that CBC News Reporter Adrian Harewood will be our host for the evening.
Our host: Adrian Harewood
MP Chandra Arya
Live Cultural Performance
In addition to Otto s BMW & Subaru and Urbandale Construction, our two diamond sponsors who always actively support the fundraising gala, BMO, CIBC, RBC and many previous sponsors will continue to support us, we are also receiving new sponsors this year. The sponsor list is still growing.
Diamond Sponsor: Otto s BMW & Subaru
Diamond Sponsor: Urbandale Construction
After paying the cost of the event, the funds raised during the Gala will be directed towards the programs that can help immigrants fully integrate to Canadian society through our settlement, employment services, language training, family counseling, pre-arrival services, volunteer & childcare services, and Syrian Refugees services. OCCSC is a non-profit, nonpartisan, charitable organization serving newcomers since 1975. We started with helping Chinese immigrants in 1975, and today, we have served newcomers from over 110 countries. In 2016, we served close to 7,000 newcomers. It takes a community to do what we do and we hope to celebrate with you … because “Together, We Are Stronger”! November 30th, we will wait for you.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
• $90 per ticket, $80 for OCCSC members. $800 for a table of nine (9)
• $40 tax receipt for each ticket will be provided
• Contact: 613-235-4875 ext. 161
• By cash, cheque, Visa or Master card
• Donations exceeding $20 will be issued a tax receipt
• Cheques payable to: “Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre”
• For credit card payment, call Fiona Zhu 613-235-4875 ext. 123
Suggested items include: cultural items, artwork, travel/tour tickets, sports/entertainment tickets, spa/gift coupons, restaurant certificates, gift baskets etc. Please submit items by November 15th, 2017.
Contact: Doreen Ju, 613-235-4875 ext. 144
Sponsor Newcomer Clients to Attend the Gala:
$90 per ticket, ($40 tax receipt provided).
Businesses are encouraged to sponsor the gala
contact: Doreen Ju, 613-235-4875 ext.144, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to our confirmed sponsors and our media partners, including: (The sponsor list is still growing…)
•Otto’s BMW & Otto’s Subaru
•Bank of Montreal
•Pharm Can Drug Mart
•Capital Funeral Home & Cemetery – Gable Fung
•Eba Media •Onion Auto Service
•Robbie’s Italian Restaurant (St. Laurent)
•Royal Bank of Canada
•Sun Life Financial – Connie Tang
•WATTS IMMIGRATION CONSULTING CANADA INC.
Nov. 30th, we are looking forward to your visit! Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre
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OCCSC Annual Fundraising Gala 2015
OCCSC Annual Fundraising Gala 2016