Poilievre Helps Orphaned Ottawa Kids Get Their Shot at Sports
Member of Parliament’s 10th Anniversary Raises $9,000 for kids’ sports fees
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September 18, 2014
Ottawa, ON – On Saturday, September 13, Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre launched a long-term effort to raise money for sports registration fees for orphaned or adopted children who could not otherwise afford to play. Sponsors of the MP’s ten-year anniversary—which attracted about 350 people—donated enough for up to 15 such children to register for a season. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Children’s Aid Foundation, which will identify youngsters in need.
“I am so proud of our Member of Parliament for all his achievements in the past ten years,” said Lena Hillock, an adoption worker for the Children’s Aid Society. “Pierre has always been there to help our community during tough times and I look forward to continue to work with him on this new initiative. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
“In ten years, we have cut taxes, given parents choice in child care and built a bridge that will make two communities one,” said Poilievre, referring to the federal funds that paid for one-third of the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge. “Years ago, I helped establish the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, making organized sports more affordable for parents. Now, I plan to take practical action, at zero cost to taxpayers, to give needy adopted or orphaned kids a chance to play sports and stay healthy.”
Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and other elected officials (past and present) joined the event.
Donations were made by the following sponsors: Scotiabank ($6,000), Enbridge ($1,000), Rideau-Carleton Entertainment Centre ($500), Ross’ Independent Grocer ($250), and approximately $1,250 in individual contributions from attendees.
At the end of Poilievre’s speech, a video presentation was shown depictingsome highlights and achievements of the past ten years. The video is now available online at www.PierreMP.ca.
(2) Walter Noble, Executive Director of the Children’s Aid Foundation, and Lena Hillock, an adoption worker with the Children’s Aid Society, receives a $6,000 donation from Jeff Darwin, Scotiabank’s Vice President for the Ottawa River District at the 10th anniversary celebration for Minister of Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre, MP for Nepean-Carleton.
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