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Ottawa Police announces 2018 Gala recipients 

The 9th annual OPS Gala is Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Shaw Centre

2018 Gala Tickets

Individual:            $175.00

Table of 10:          $1750.00

Corporate table:    $1750.00 
(8 seats + 1 uniformed OPS officer and guest)

Purchase tickets at the Great Canadian Theatre Company box office, through Beechwood Cemetery by phone at 613-696-0106 or online at OSEG Foundation.

This year, two organizations will share the proceeds for programs creating brighter futures for at-risk youth.

The OSEG Foundation gives at-risk youth the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and exposure to new avenues for career pursuit.

"With funding from the OPS Gala, the OSEG Foundation is developing a targeted employment strategy for youth living in low-income and marginalized communities throughout Ottawa, giving them important on-the-job skills, work experience and certifications to give them an edge in the competitive job market," said OSEG Foundation Executive Director Janice Barrisi.

The Great Canadian Theatre Company has created an accessible youth drama program directly in the community to help kids learn about theatre through the art of improvisation.

"With funding from the OPS Gala and in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, professional improvisation teachers will create programming to serve the specific needs of at-risk youth," said Nicole Milne, Director of Marketing and Development for the Great Canadian Theatre Company. "Development of language skills for new Canadians, improving social skills for all participants and learning how to think on your feet are valuable skills that will last a lifetime."

As well, a donation will be made to the Ottawa Police Memorial Cemetery from funds raised at the 2018 Gala.

Now in its ninth year, the OPS Gala has raised over $735,000 for local charities.

ABOUT THE OSEG FOUNDATION:

Breaking down barriers and giving more children the opportunity to benefit from sport development. The OSEG Foundation views sports as a tool that connects people and communities and serves as a catalyst for positive social change. At the OSEG Foundation, we believe that by sharing our passion for sports through structured youth development programs, kids will have an opportunity to reach their full potential. We know that sports-focused strategies engage youth, and teach them important leadership, communication and problem-solving skills – these are all things that will enrich their lives.

For more information about the OSEG Foundation please visit www.osegfoundation.ca.

ABOUT THE GREAT CANADIAN THEATRE COMPANY

The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) has created an accessible youth drama program directly into the community to help kids learn about theatre through the art of improvisation.

With funding from the OPS Gala and in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, professional improvisation teachers are placed directly into BGCO clubs to create specific programming ot serve the needs of at risk youth. Development of language skills for new Canadians, improving social skills for all participants and learning how to think on your feet are valuable skills that will last a lifetime.

ABOUT  THE BEECHWOOD CEMETARY

The Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetary at Beechwood Cemetery gives all members an opportunity to publicly display the pride that we all share in the Ottawa Police Service, as well as providing a central spot to be buried and visited in the years ahead.

The Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery:

  • proudly celebrates over 150 years of policing;
  • recognizes members and their families for their commitment to community;
  • honours members and their families for their community work through policing.

 


The 9th Annual OPS Gala will be held on October 27, 2018 at the Shaw Centre

What started as an idea to bring the community and Ottawa Police Service (OPS) members together to celebrate partnerships and successes has now become a longstanding tradition of giving back to the city they serve.

The devastating news of the senseless death of Cst. Eric Czapnik, and the outpouring of love from the community, further demonstrated the need for an event where the community could acknowledge their support of Police.

The Gala celebrates the role of the OPS in the community, while making a meaningful contribution to our community partners and agencies in Ottawa that help others.

"We wanted to create an event that brought together the community and members of the OPS to celebrate the work we do together that helps to make our city such a great place to live," said Supt. (Ret.) Delaney.

The OPS Gala held its inaugural event in the fall of 2010, and every year local charities are selected as beneficiaries of the gala fundraising.  The charities are picked because of shared values with the OPS, a willingness to pitch in and help, as well as network within the community to fundraise.

Last fall's charity recipients, Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa (BBBS) and Ottawa Victim Services (OVS), each received a cheque for $45,000, raising the total amount collected for local charities to $740,000 to-date.

"Every year we celebrate not only our police service, but also those who work tirelessly to make this city one of the best places to live," said Chief Charles Bordeleau. 

Chief Charles Bordeleau

"The gala has a lasting impact beyond the event itself through the funds we raise for local charities that deliver much needed services and programs to the most vulnerable in our community."

The OPS Gala was lucky to have partnered with corporate sponsors Telus and the Barley Mow in 2017, which helped to make the event such a great success. Tickets to the event sold out quickly.

The OPS Gala is an investment for us and we value what each of the charities bring to the table.

 

A great big thank you to our 2017 platinum sponsors:

The Barley Mow   Telus

And thank you to our media sponsors: