Our CLV Group and LIV Apartments teams were at this year’s HOPE Volleyball Summerfest in Ottawa, and had a BLAST competing and raising money for 6 different charities! We had our very own LIV team in the games, two tents and LOTS of giant Jenga tournaments and free swag that were given away all weekend long!
We also had a staff’s family member showcase their talent at the festival! The son of our very own Annette (Construction Contractor Admin), Zack, had his very own claim to fame at HOPE, where his band opened for Sam Roberts Band. Lemon Cash had an engaged audience and were fantastic on stage! Lemon Cash are a 5 piece band hailing from our Nation’s capital and are working their way up the music industry ladder fast! They have already created a lot of buzz in the Ottawa area, coming runner up in a recent Battle of the Bands competition and are currently recording their first EP!
Check out their brand new single, Pretty Woman, here:
HOPE is committed to raising money for local Ottawa charities and over the years has donated more than 3.5 million dollars to over 110 charities! This year there were 6 charities being featured as beneficiaries of the weekend long event:
1. Easter Seals Ontario
Easter Seals Ontario provides programs and services to children and youth with physical disabilities across Ontario to help them achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration.
2.Ottawa Network for Education
The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) are committed to enriching public education in Ottawa. ONFE’s collaborative programs harness the resources of the Ottawa community to help students succeed in a rapidly changing world. Together with their partners in education, business, government and the community, ONFE has played a lead role in developing over forty innovative education programs since its inception in 1985.
3. Education Foundation of Ottawa
Education Foundation of Ottawa believes that all children deserve an equal opportunity to learn and participate. By giving children in need tools for success like nutritious food, school supplies, and the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities it opens the door to a brighter future.
4. ALS Society of Canada
ALS Society of Canada is dedicated to supporting people living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and investing in research for the future, so ALS will be a treatable, not terminal disease. ALS Canada helps fill the gaps between the healthcare system and needs of people living with ALS.
5. The Caring and Sharing Exchange
The Caring and Sharing Exchange is a local charity that provides assistance to Ottawa families and individuals in need, during the Christmas season and the back-to-school season.
6. The Perley & Rideau Veterans Health Centre Foundation
Funds raised by this foundation (over $25 million to date) have been used to construct the original campus buildings in the early 1990s and Perley Rideau’s Guest House in 2004-2006, purchase equipment such as baths, lifts, improve the grounds and support recreational activities such as the Health Centre’s recreation and creative arts programs.