MPI Ottawa Charity & Auction Dinner

Silent and Live Auction In support of the Ottawa School Breakfast Program and Hopewell.

Thursday February 1, 2018
One of the most anticipated nights of the year for MPI Ottawa is coming up on February 1, 2018 – one day following the CSAE Tête-à-Tête Tradeshow. It’s the Charity and Auction Dinner and it’s being held at the Delta Hotel Ottawa City Centre. This incredible evening features valuable networking opportunities with over 500 industry professionals including planners and suppliers in attendance

The Charity and Auction Dinner is one of the most important nights of the year for two valuable charity organizations who count on our support to provide their valuable programs and services. This year those charities are The Ottawa Network for Learning – School Breakfast Program and Hopewell. 

The Ottawa Network for Education – School Breakfast Program ensures that each day 13500 children in 175 schools have access to a healthy breakfast in a safe, supervised environment – to help each child start their day ready to learn.

The philosophy of the program is that no child/youth is turned away. The program supports all four Ottawa school boards: Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est, Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de L’Ontario, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Ottawa Catholic School Board.

Hopewell is eastern Ontario’s only eating disorder support centre. Recognized by the professional community, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Hospital, Hopewell has become a centre of excellence, providing information and support to those affected by eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia or binge eating).

Currently, eating disorders are the most common chronic illness in the female adolescent population. More than that, nearly one in five young women suffering from a serious eating disorder does not survive.

Hopewell’s programs and services include resource listings, telephone, office and email support, mentoring programs, support groups for individuals and families, expressive art groups, outreach presentations, and workshops for individuals and professionals.

With your support by providing a valuable item for the auction, we will make a difference in the lives of many people who count on these two charity organizations.

Please complete and submit the Donation Form by January 15, 2018

Donation Suggestions

Hoteliers and venues!
Thank you for your generous support in the past and your items are the core of our auction!
Think outside of the box:
  • Tickets of Ottawa 2018 activities
  • Tickets to one or all of the amazing music festivals in Ottawa
  • Lunch for two with your chef at your restaurant
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of your facility with lunch, or overnight accommodation
  • A visit to your spa, or a gift certificate for esthetics at the facility in your venue
  • Or think about your venue combined with a local tourist attraction (skiing, white water rafting, art gallery)

Planners and suppliers!

This year we really want ALL of our members (suppliers AND planners) to donate items for auction. It's easy!
Think outside of the box:
  • Electronics, gift certificates, books, baskets
  • Home baking, canning and other yummy items
  • Crafts (from hand-crafts to stained glass - anything goes), or supplies for crafts
  • Discount coupons for rentals/events/services
  • Art! We know there are a lot of talented artists out there.
  • Season's ticket holders, please donate a pair of tickets (Ottawa Red Blacks, Ottawa Fury, Senators, NAC, Ottawa Little Theatre etc).
Think outside of the box:
Other suggestions: a coupon for home baking - spa packages - house cleaning - limo service - offer to scrapbook an event - hay rides - child’s birthday party at a unique venue, such as a museum or historical site - anything signed by a celebrity chef - donation of a week at a member’s vacation home - a set of hand-calligraphed note cards - six months of free haircuts (by an owner of a salon) - internet training - lunch with a local celebrity or politician - personal tour of a local military base - teeth bleaching certificates from local dentists - gift baskets - luggage - dinner at the bidder’s home cooked by a local chef - jewelry.

The Community Outreach Committee reserves the right to assign donations to the live and silent auctions as necessary to accommodate the program, timing of the event, and balance

All forms and donations must be received by January 15, 2018 to be included as part of the auction dinner. Forms and donations received after January 15, 2018 will be held and used during the MPI Ottawa Golf Tournament.

Last day for donations

January 15, 2018

Drop off locations

Downtown Ottawa
AMMI Canada (Paul Glover)
192 Bank Street, Ottawa
Located: above Royal Oak
613-260-3233 ext 103

Gatineau Casino du Lac-Leamy
1 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau
Must be marked: Attention: Maryse Morin
819 772.6262 X3496

South End Ottawa
Quality Entertainment (Brian Henry)
81 Auriga Drive, Unit 9, Ottawa
Located in the South end of Ottawa near Prince of Wales and Hunt Club Road

Contact Persons
Jessica Clifford
(613) 793-6222

Chriss Holloway
Co-Chair, MPI Auction and Dinner

Brian Henry
Co-Chair, MPI Auction and Dinner

Thank you for supporting the Ottawa School Breakfast Program, and Hopewell!

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MPI Ottawa

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