OTTAWA, ON – Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre is hosting his second fundraiser to raise money for the Fair Shot Program of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa.
The Fair Shot Program raises money for vulnerable kids to play sports. Money raised goes towards expenses like registration fees and equipment, which the families of these kids often cannot afford. Poilievre organized a similar fundraiser for the Fair Shot Program in 2014 and raised approximately $8,000.
The costs for kids to play sports can add up quickly. Sports equipment like skates, baseball bats, swimsuits, and hockey equipment can be expensive. Just the registration fees can often prevent kids from participating. This fundraiser hopes to solve these concerns for the families who need it the most.
The fundraiser is on Saturday, September 10 from 9am to 11am at Saunders Farm, 7893 Bleeks Road. There will be fun activities for kids, music, and several distinguished guests.
“One hundred percent of the revenues raised will be going towards the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa’s Fair Shot Program. To accomplish this we’ve organized donations of almost everything for the fundraiser – the venue, food, and activities for the kids. We want to bring out as many families as possible and raise some money for the Fair Shot Program, so bring your kids, friends, and family out for a delicious breakfast and some fun activities, and make a donation to the Fair Shot Program.”
- Pierre Poilievre, MP for Carleton
“The Fair Shot Program helps get vulnerable kids active in playing sports, whether it’s soccer, dancing, swimming, or hockey. These opportunities simply would not be available to these kids without the Fair Shot Program.”
- Walter Noble, Executive Director, Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa
“The Fair Shot Program provides kids and their families the funding needed to participate in various sporting events. It might be a child living with a grandparent on a fixed income, or a child living with a foster parent. Seeing the kids’ faces as they receive a pair of skates or baseball equipment, or learn that they will be able to take dance lessons is incredible. I am so proud to help get these kids involved in sports by giving them equipment or having their registration fees covered thanks to the Fair Shot Program.”
- Julie Gratton, Foster Care Worker, Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa
Fun activities for kids include:
- Bouncy castle
- Face painting
- Meet and Greet with Canadian Olympian Sekou Kaba
- Moncion’s Independent Grocer
- Rideau Carleton Raceway
- Saunders Farm
- Honey drop Body and Face Art
- Dough Stuewe from Royal LePage Team Realty
- Carleton Mushroom Farms Limited
- West Ottawa Soccer Club
- Napoli’s Café (Stittsville)
- Stittsville Barber Shop (Stittsville)
Noted guests include:
- Sekou Kaba, a Canadian Olympian who competed at Rio in the 110 metre hurdles
- Councillor Darouze
- Councillor Qaqish