Quiz for a Cause (proceeds to help a Kenyan village (quiz Mar 5, Stittsville) Sign up soon to get the best rates for Community Bible Church's annual quiz night. With a wide variety of topics and two very entertaining quiz masters, you'll be sure to have fun even if you don't know the capital city of Luxembourg nor the latest Spice Girls hit! You can register a full team of 8 or as individuals. A pizza meal can also be ordered when you reserve your spot at www.eventbrite.ca/e/quiz-for-a-cause-tickets-8064678671 100% of profits go to fund initiatives of the partnership between the church and the village of Seje, Kenya. Since this partnership started in 2011, a school for local kids (especially orphans) has been started and expanded, clean water is accessible in the village and produce is being grown to help sustain the school. The church's website is at www.cbcstittsville.com
Huge Used Book Sale (Feb 18-20, Kanata) The annual Used Book Sale featuring thousands of books is happening at Kanata United Church. Featuring kid's only shopping time and separate spaces for distinct genres, proceeds from this sale go to fund a variety of outreach activities. For details, go to www.kuc.ca/index.php/engage/fundraising/2016-kuc-book-fair
Live 70’s - 90's music fundraiser (for Syrian Refugee sponsorship) (Sat Feb 20, Stittsville) The Kanata Stittsville Refugee Sponsorship Group (KSRSG) is sponsoring several Syrian refugee families this year as part of their ongoing work throughout the world. To help support their initiatives, they are holding a fundraiser at The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub on Saturday Feb 20. Centered on the Kanata band FOAM (Five Old Angry Musicians) which will perform hits from the 70's, 80's & 90's from 8 PM. This event will also feature raffles. There is NO cover fee so donations will, of course, be gratefully received! And The Glen is kicking in a portion of their night's food income - so fish & chips it is! Details can be found at www.stittsvillecentral.ca/fundraising-concert-at-the-glen-will-support-syrian-refugees/.
Free family Skate Day (Sat Feb 20, Lansdowne Park) Join our friends from CHRI as they provide the music for your skating pleasure from 9-11 AM on Saturday Feb 20. It's bring-your-own-skates (no rentals available) to Lansdowne Park Skating Court. Skating is free as is the sponsored hot chocolate! And, as it's an outdoor space, the heated changing facility will be open for your comfort. Details are at www.chri.ca/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4659:family-skate-day-sat-feb-20-2016&catid=27:featured-events&Itemid=52
Free The Big Give kick off breakfast (Thurs Feb 25, Dominion Chalmers) The Big Give started in June 2015 with 40ish churches blessing their neighbourhoods in a variety of strings-free ways. If you're church has yet to discover this city wide event and how you might choose to participate in 2016, come be inspired at the kick off breakfast at Dominion Chalmers on Thursday Feb 25 (RSVP required as it's a hot breakfast so numbers matter!) Based off a free garage sale event at Bethel Pentecostal, events in 2015 spanned the gamut of service, give aways, and family fun days. Come and be inspired to participate in The Big Give 2016 (slated for June 4). Learn more about TBG at www.thebiggive.ca and the breakfast specifically (including how to register) at www.thebiggive.ca/event/information-breakfast/