The Ottawa Chapter of Meeting Professionals International is holding its Annual Charity Auction & Dinner on February 6, 2014 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The event follows the CSAE’s one-day tradeshow, Tête-à-Tête, which is being held at the same location. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Ottawa School Breakfast Program.
In 2013, the MPI Ottawa Charity Auction drew tourism, meeting and event professionals from across Canada helping to raise $ 31,025 for the Ottawa School Breakfast Program. Local members assist during the course of the year with serving breakfasts at schools across the city Through no fault of their own, many children and youth in Ottawa arrive at school hungry each day.
The School Breakfast Program, as part of the Ottawa Network for Education, feeds 11,300 Ottawa Children each morning in 148 schools across Ottawa with a nutritious meal. MPI Ottawa supports this investment in the nutrition of our children. Research shows that starting the day with a nutritious breakfast improves a child’s ability to focus and learn as well as building self-esteem.