Tag: Good Deeds

HOMSA provides dignity to aboriginal school children

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
HOMSA provides dignity to aboriginal school children

When you can give a deeply impoverished child all the things she needs to feel as though she fits in at the start of a new school year, you’ve given her the dignity to thrive. That’s what the Asia-Pacific division of the Heads of Mission Spouses Association did for upwards of 200 children who are […]

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| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over its 50-year history, Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (FNACO) has raised thousands of dollars for music education for students. But it couldn’t do what it does without the help of dedicated diplomats. FNACO launched in 1969, at the same time as the National Arts Centre opened its doors. Then, the organization’s mission […]

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Spreading Nelson Mandela’s kindness

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Spreading Nelson Mandela’s kindness

Every year on July 18, staff at the South African High Commission observe Nelson Mandela International Day by volunteering at an Ottawa charitable organization that supports the needy, vulnerable and weak. The day, which is the freedom fighter’s birthday, was adopted by the United Nations in December 2009 and has been celebrated every year since. […]

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Helping indigenous women while having fun

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Helping indigenous women while having fun

Many urban indigenous women don’t receive adequate prenatal education or care, but an organization in Thunder Bay is doing its best to change that. Called Beendigen Inc., it is an Anishinabe women’s crises home and “family healing agency” and it was the recipient of the money raised at the annual fundraiser put on by the […]

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Korean cuisine for a good cause

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Korean cuisine for a good cause

South Korean Ambassador Shin Maeng-ho recently combined his wish to help the community in which he’s posted with his desire to expose Canadians to Korean culture. The result? Two successful fundraising dinners held at his residence. He offered the first dinner — for 19 guests — as an auction item to support the Ottawa Korean-Canadian […]

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Tipping the hat for TIPES

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tipping the hat for TIPES

It’s not every day you go to an evening ball and leave having been blown away by the words of an eight-year-old, but that’s what happened to many at this year’s Diplomatic Ball in December. The ball raised money for TIPES — Thinking in Pictures Educational Services — which offers more than a dozen educational […]

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‘An Italian garden filled with flowers and music’

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘An Italian garden filled with flowers and music’

The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra’s annual Fête Champêtre took place later than usual, but the weather could not have been better for a garden party, given Ottawa’s late September heat wave. “We’re delighted that the annual Fête Champêtre is at the Italian ambassador’s residence, particularly where there are two anniversaries — the 150th of Canada and […]

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“Reaching” out with donations

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Reaching” out with donations

When they gathered for their annual Diplomatic Ball, diplomats and members of the community were also invited to help an Ottawa-based organization that provides legal assistance to people with disabilities. The Ottawa Diplomatic Association, which organizes the ball, always picks a charity to support. This year, the board requested proposals from a few charities and […]

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Food and festivities for Children’s Wish Foundation

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Food and festivities for Children’s Wish Foundation

It was an event that had several winners, but the biggest one was the Children’s Wish Foundation. All Ottawans were invited to the event, held at the Horticultural Building at Lansdowne Park, a venue donated for the evening to the diplomatic community by Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa 2017. “The Ottawa Diplomatic Association decided to […]

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Non-stop cultural parties in 2017

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Non-stop cultural parties in 2017

Get ready for eight months of free parties, compliments of your friendly neighbourhood embassies and high commissions. “Ottawa Welcomes the World” is a program dreamed up by Mayor Jim Watson for Ottawa’s 2017 celebrations. The city offered all foreign missions in Ottawa free rent in either Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavilion or the Horticulture Building if they […]

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