Ottawa Police Service Chief Charles Bordeleau presented two cheques, each totalling $50,000, to the Ottawa Distress Centre and the Youville Centre, at the January 23, 2017 Ottawa Police Services Board's meeting. The cheques represent the total funds raised at the seventh annual Police Gala held on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Shaw Centre.
The Ottawa Police has been hosting the Gala since 2010 and has raised $645,000 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. "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."
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 20, 2017.
The eighth annual Police Gala will be held on Saturday, October 28, at the Shaw Centre. Tickets for this event will go on sale in the spring.