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 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.