A huge thank-you to all the community-minded people who came out to the Red Lion Public House in the Byward Market night for Soup Ottawa’s 12th event last night. After delicious bowls of hearty vegetable and cream of broccoli soup, we heard five fantastic presentations on local projects. The winner, who took home an astounding $1360, was “Building Women Up”, an initiative of WISE (Women’s Initiatives for Safer Environments – www.wiseottawa.ca). The money will be used to put on workshops providing hands-on experience in basic home repair skills for women. Follow their progress on twitter @WISEOttawa.
It truly was a very difficult voting decision last night with five very strong pitches for great projects. We would like to thank our other presenters:
- Straight Spouse Support Circle (www.straightoutloud.com)
- Thirteen: A Social Enterprise (@13muesli, www.thirteenmuesli.com)
- The Ottawa Gallery Map Project (@artinjest, www.artinjest.com)
- The Poverty Challenge Ottawa (www.thepovertychallenge.org)
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