March 3 - Edition 3
IN THIS ISSUE...
1) SMILE* RETURNS FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
2) AIR CANADA SUPPORTS A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
3) COOKING UP A DELICIOUS CORA'S BREAKFAST - OR LUNCH!
4) A HOT TIME AT THE SUNSHINE DANCE
SMILE RETURNS FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
The first ever LWP trip for both SMILE-TOG* and SMILE-TNG* participants was a resounding success! Twenty participants, four staff, and two volunteers spent three nights at the New Hampshire chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club for hiking, snowshoeing, lounging, and shopping. Visit http://liveworkplay.ca/MOUNTAIN for the full story including a slide show and video clips.
AIR CANADA SUPPORTS A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
The MBNA/Bank of America Recipe for Success Culinary Adventure and Charity Auction is just a month away! This year's event is Wednesday, April 4th, hosted by the A-Channel at the CHUM Market Media Mall. The action starts at 6:00 PM.
LiveWorkPlay is always looking for exciting big ticket items for the live auction, and Air Canada has come through with return travel for two to Los Angeles! This will be a package item with accommodations and the value will be well over $3000.
Other big news includes the announcement of Truffle Treasures and Dish Catering as new partners providing gourmet delights for this event. And coming in the next few days expect to see a 30-second promotion for Recipe for Success airing frequently on A-Channel television.
The Recipe for Success website continues to grow as we add responses to Frequently Asked Questions. The list will continue to grow - just send in your questions to auction(at)liveworkplay.ca and we'll answer them! Drop by http://liveworkplay.ca/AUCTION often to get the latest updates. Tickets are now on sale for just $20, and new for this year LWP can accept payment by MasterCard and VISA!
This year LiveWorkPlay is asking supporters to bring someone new to the auction - a work colleague, your real estate agent, a financial advisor - it is all about building the network of auction enthusiasts beyond the dedicated group of family members that have returned year after year to support this event. With a goal of $50,000 we not only need increased sponsors and donors, but also improved attendance. With your help we can do it! Please visit the website FAQ to find out why this year's goal is so important.
COOKING UP A DELICIOUS CORA'S BREAKFAST - OR LUNCH!
One week before the auction please come out to Cora's Breakfast & Lunch at 1545 Merivale Road to enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch with 25% of all proceeds for the day going to LiveWorkPlay. Bring a friend or your entire team from the office!
Scott Singer from Cora's Breakfast and Lunch has generously offered to dedicate Wednesday, March 28, to LiveWorkPlay, so please spread the word and help us fill every seat at every table from morning until afternoon! If you can't make it on Wednesday, stop by on Tuesday morning and be a part of the A-channel's live coverage. The morning show will be on hand to help create a buzz about the upcoming special day on Wednesday and also to talk about the auction on April 4th.
A HOT TIME AT THE SUNSHINE DANCE
February can be a tough month. After many weeks of a harsh Ottawa winter, spring still seems a long time away. It's an annual tradition at LWP to host a Sunshine Dance Party - a night where everyone from Journeys* and SMILE rock out pretending they are in a tropical climate.
Check out the slide show from this year's dance at http://liveworkplay.ca/SUNSHINE/dance07.wmv and you can also watch the promotional video prepared by the SMILE drama group at http://liveworkplay.ca/SUNSHINE/sunshinedance2007.wmv
SUPPORT LIVEWORKPLAY: MAKE A DONATION
LiveWorkPlay is working hard to help people with intellectual disabilities enjoy a better quality of life. Please help support these efforts with a charitable contribution to LiveWorkPlay. Donate online with 0% administration fees at http://tinyurl.com/63m8u - you can also direct all or part of your United Way contribution to LiveWorkPlay. Please see http://liveworkplay.ca/UNITEDWAY for a donation form.
Donation cheques can be addressed to:
153 Chapel Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1N 1H5
Julie Kingstone, 235-9550 x 222
We hope you have enjoyed this 3rd edition of LiveWorkPlayNews 2007.
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* SMILE = Skills and More for Independent Living and Employment (ages 21+)
* SMILE-TOG = SMILE - The Original Generation (older SMILE participants)
* SMILE-TNG = SMILE - The Next Generation (younger SMILE participants)
* Journeys = ages 13-21 and still in school