Michaëlle Jean Foundation to Mark Canada 150 with Ottawa Media Group’s Amazing People
To mark Canada 150, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation is pleased to announce that it is joining with Ottawa Media Group’s (OMG) philanthropic arm, Amazing People to raise funds to empower Canadian youth using arts to improve the quality of life in their communities. A series of Canada 150 celebratory fundraising events will be organized over the course of the year, culminating in this year’s Amazing People Gala, which the couple will attend in October in Ottawa.
Amazing People (AP) started as a TV series on CTV Ottawa and grew to become a fundraising movement, co-founded by Kimothy Walker and OMG Managing Partner Eric Collard. AP now is known for producing quality, unique and entertaining events that focus on amazing community members.
To kick-off their collaboration, the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond will be featured contributors in the new commemorative book “OH CANADA! A Celebration of 150 Years,” to which OMG is contributing, in partnership with Joan Weinman and Great River Media (Ottawa Business Journal). It will include feature essays and photographs from the mayors of Canada’s provincial and territorial capitals, among other Canadian luminaries.
This year, the Amazing People Gala, sponsored by Accora Village, will take place October 21st at the Westin Hotel. Ottawa Life Magazine is featuring the nominees in each of its publications between now and October. The theme of this year’s gala is “Disco Inferno”.
Nominations are now open at www.amazingpeople.ca. Forty people will be honoured that evening at a black tie affair. Other fundraisers will be announced at a later date.
Amazing People also raises money for SchoolBOX, Hera Mission, Project North and the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition. To date, Amazing People has contributed more than $250,000 dollars to help educate children in Canada, Nicaragua and Kenya.