An Incredible Thanksgiving Mission

Brian Lafleur and Julia Shillolo say they have a lot to be thankful for. As avid runners and hikers, they are healthy, happily married and have wonderful friends and family in their lives. Several times a year, including Thanksgiving, they drive to Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka area to see Julia’s parents.  That’s just over 385 kilometers […]

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Thanksgiving Blessings

Guest Blogger:  Chef Ric Watson  As the Manager of Food Services and Head Chef at The Ottawa Mission for more than 10 years, I have experienced many Thanksgivings here.  It is always a special time, and yesterday was no exception. I always do a “plate count” at the end of the day to see precisely […]

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Cycling in the Name of Hope

Ride for Refuge is an annual bike-a-thon that supports more than 175 charities serving homeless and vulnerable people across Canada and the U.S. This year’s event in Ottawa took place on Saturday, October 5 and, for the first time, The Ottawa Mission was one of the partner charities.  Overall, close to 300 cyclists participated, and […]

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At The Ottawa Mission – We Got Ginch!

For the fifth year running a uniquely decorated RV pulled up outside The Ottawa Mission on Daly Street this morning to make a special delivery – of men’s underwear. And you can always tell who’s coming down the street because of the white briefs billowing from their side-view mirrors! Since 2009, Brent King and Robb […]

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Preparing to serve hundreds a special Thanksgiving Dinner

The Thanksgiving season is upon us and planning is already underway for The Ottawa Mission’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Although The Mission kitchen serves an average of 1250 meals every day of the year to people who are homeless or hungry, preparing a special holiday meal like Thanksgiving dinner takes a lot of extra food and […]

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