By Don Douloff, January 29, 2009
As has been its custom during the past six years, the annual charity auction and dinner hosted by the Ottawa chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) will support an Ottawa school breakfast programme.
Since 2003, the auction has providing over 57,000 breakfasts to needy students via the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation programme.
“I am so happy that we have breakfast club at our school,” said one teacher who has students participating in the programme. “Many of my students come to school without a proper breakfast. I can see in their faces when they are hungry.”
Slated for Feb. 12 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, the dinner will be hosted by Kurt Stoodley of A Channel Morning.