Paul-Desmarais École secondaire catholique is organizing a fund raiser for the food banks of Ottawa through a foot race called: “La Course des Patriotes”. It is a 5km, 10km or a 2km family walk. The event will take place Saturday morning, October 29th, starting at 9:00 a.m. The starting and finishing lines will be at the school. Students from the CECCE school board are welcome to partipate by donating cans of food. Parents and friends from the community can also participate with a $10.00 donation. This money will help pay for any costs related to the run of the race and any profits will go towards the sports programmes at the school.
The city has approved the race and the following closure will take place during the race-the inside of: The events will be limited to the sidewalks, shoulders (or roadway where no shoulders exist) of Robert-Grant, Fernbank, Shea and Abbott (outlining a square).
Police officers are volunteering to make sure traffic is safely managed at the intersections.