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Ottawa Police raises $90,000 for local charities during annual Gala

January 29, 2018

 (Ottawa) -- This evening, Ottawa Police Service Chief Charles Bordeleau will present two cheques, each totalling $45,000, to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa and the Ottawa Victim Services, at the Ottawa Police Services Board's meeting. The cheques represent the total funds raised at the eighth annual Ottawa Police Service Gala held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Shaw Centre.

 The Ottawa Police has been hosting the Gala since 2010 and has raised over $735,000 to date.

 "We are humbled by the fact that our 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," said Chief Charles Bordeleau. "This is a yearly celebration of not only our police service, but also those who work tirelessly to make a difference in our city every day." 

Applications from local registered charities interested in becoming the next charity of choice are currently being accepted. Interested applicants can complete and submit a Charitable Application Form. The deadline for applications is February 23, 2018.

The OPS would like to acknowledge this past year's Gala sponsors for their commitment and leadership, particularly the two Platinum Sponsors, TELUS and The Barley Mow

The ninth annual Police Gala will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Shaw Centre. Tickets for this event will go on sale soon.

 


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

Charity Applications

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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: