Project Red Ribbon 2007

MADD Ottawa will launch its annual Project Red Ribbon campaign on Thursday, November 15th at 1:30PM. This event will take place at the OPP Ottawa Detachment located at 937 Teron Road in Kanata. White crosses will be displayed to symbolize the average number of Canadians killed during the
Project Red Ribbon campaign due to impaired driving related rashes.

Join Mayor Larry O’Brien, MADD Ottawa Vice President Gaetan Gendron, MADD Canada National President Margaret Miller, and Greg Bergeron of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada to kick off this vital public awareness campaign.

Chances R Restaurant, located in College Square Plaza at Woodroffe and
Baseline, is once again hosting a fundraising breakfast in support of MADD
Ottawa on Wednesday November 21st from 7AM – 11AM. The A Channel Morning Show will broadcast live on location. Bring your family, friends and
co-workers to this fundraising event that is guaranteed to kick start your

Volunteers are needed to distribute Project Red Ribbon coin boxes If you can assist a few hours this holiday season, by distributing coin boxes, please send us an email to the office. You will be spreading our drive safe and sober message and saving lives – right in your own community.

12th Annual Mums for Thanksgiving Campaign – Congratulations to the many volunteers that assisted with our Mums for Thanksgiving campaign. Thanks to the tireless effort of our volunteers, we were able to sell 255 chrysanthemums and deliver 655 plants to surprised recipients. Over $3200 was raised through this ever growing fundraiser. MADD Ottawa appreciates its partnership with the Rotary Clubs of West Ottawa and Stittsville, Engineers Without Borders and King’s Daughters Dinner Wagon. We look forward to working collaboratively again next year.

1st Annual Strides for Change non-competitive walk or run – Over 50 participants attended MADD Ottawa’s 1st annual Strides for Change non competitive 5km walk/run. This event took place in the beautiful Arboretum at the Experimental Farm. Walkers and runners alike were treated to a BBQ lunch and demonstration by the Ottawa Police Service canine unit. MADD Ottawa thanks the participants, sponsors and volunteers who made this event a success.

Community Foundation of Ottawa’s sponsors Friday Night multi-media – MADD Ottawa will present 10 multi-media presentations to local secondary schools, with a grant from the Community Foundation of Ottawa.

2007 MADD Ottawa 5th Annual None Fore the Road Golf Tournament – Was on Monday May 28, 2007 at the Canadian Golf & Country Club.

To date the MADD Ottawa Tournament has raised just over $34,000…funds used to help bring the important message to our community about the dangers of impaired driving; Canada’s leading cause of criminal death. In an effort to assist local victims, those who’s loved ones have been injured or killed in an alcohol or drug-related crash, a portion of the funds generated at the tournament this year will support local Victim Services initiatives.

This year the tournament featured complimentary range balls prior to tee-off, lunch, golfer gift bags, green fees, and power cart, prizes, and a silent auction.

Plan to join us Monday May 26th, 2008 for our 6th Annual None Fore the Road Golf Tournament.

Canadian Public Health Association launches new web site for youth – 

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) with funding from Canada’s Drug Strategy, Health Canada, launched, a new youth website to raise awareness about the harms associated with high-risk drinking. is targeted to youth 14 to 18 years of age.

Enough is Enough campaign 

Is an awareness campaign is designed to bring the ‘misunderstood’ legal limits for drinking and driving into focus for the public. The goal of the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign is to educate and move the country’s law makers to draft effective impaired driving laws with more appropriate legal limits. 

Order a MADD Awareness Band – 

Show your support for MADD and purchase an Awareness Band. Inscribed with the words CHOOSE COURAGE the red bracelets are proudly being worn by people of all ages.