I would like to invite residents to participate in a charitable art auction presented by the Services for Syrian Refugees Program.
Some of the children of the Syrian Refugee families, who arrived in Ottawa over the past year, decided that they wanted to give back to our community. They have produced a number of paintings that are now being auctioned online with funds going to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) as thanks for the support CHEO has provided their families.
The program is called “Children for Peace” and you can bid on the artwork until April 14th at https://ssrp-ottawa.ca/auction.
I highly encourage residents to participate in the bidding process as the artwork is not only incredibly well done but paints a beautiful picture of what it means to be a new Canadian welcomed as a refugee.