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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

To order red ribbons or red ribbon coin boxes please call the office at 613-236-6233 or email.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.

Now You Can Have Car Insurance without the Hassle - As soon as you consult with some local professionals as well as with others in different locals, you get to see just how much effort and hassle you experience just to be able to obtain the type of policy that you specifically need for your vehicle. And though it may seem a bit too much to handle, but in truth getting to the best car insurance deal does not need to be a hassle for you as long as you consider some of these different tips and tricks first to ensure that you get the best out of all the benefits and advantages of your coverage.

What do you want?

Among the many aspects that you should look into as you find the car coverage you need is to be able to identify what you expect from the policy that you will be purchasing, especially in terms of how your provider will be assisting you in your time of need. You should be able to also define which particular details are not that necessary for you so that when you go in for a consultation the service rep you talk to would be able to give you the best offer based on all of your needs.

Who do you work with?

It will pose to be a challenge to recognize which provider to consult with and to do business with, which is why it is important for you to have the general idea of the various companies that are well known and have been providing high quality policies for many years now. Look up some of the trusted and high standard companies that have brought names to themselves and have been able to give the best assistance to their clients for many years, as this will give you a hassle free chance to decide which company can specifically assist you.

How much do you spend?

Another important factor that you have to look into is your own budget and in general your ability to pay up for the plan that you will be purchasing, as much of the policies that you will encounter do have considerable costs. This particular factor can easily be dealt with as soon as you have a provider since most these days will give you ample consideration based upon your finances and upon revealing these details providers would be more than willing to give you the additional assistance through giving you a flexible payment plan or cut you with a reasonable discount from your rates and fees.

Which plan should you choose?

Leaving out the level of hassle as you pick out a policy can also be accomplished when you have an actual idea of the kind of plan that you expect to purchase from a provider, in fact, having even just a general notion on what you need, will already give you a big advantage as you go for a consultation with an insurance provider. Another great thing about picking out a specific policy is the fact that as you talk with a service rep they can already give you the best options that are available for you based on your list of insurance needs.

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.

Link to CFO 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.

This will allow MADD Ottawa to expose more youth to the real danger of impaired driving. For more information about the Community Foundation of Ottawa please visit

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. Find out more

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. Order one today by calling 236-6233. Bracelets are $2.00 each, bulk orders accepted.

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