Nation Capital Area Crime Stoppers’ Bail or Jail Fundraising Event Exceeds Goal!
OTTAWA – Thursday, January 27th, 2011-01-27
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In what can only be called a great success, National Capital Area Crime Stoppers raised $14,350 today at their annual Bail or Jail fund Raiser.
In their new venue, Billings Bridge shopping centre, laughter reigned, money flowed and community support was palpable. Board Chairman Keith de Bellefuille Percy said, “This was clearly one of our more successful Bail or Jail events. Our team put together a fun event, building great momentum for 2011. The 1964 Police cruiser provided by Ottawa Police Services, placed prominently in the main concourse, was a truly unique holding area for bailees. ”
NCA Crime Stoppers welcomed such community leaders as John Baird, Lisa MacLeod, David Kilgour, Rabbi Bulka, City of Ottawa Councillors, Chiarelli, Hobbs, Egli, El-Chantiry, Chief Vern White, Deputy Fire Chief Karkkainen; Lyall Steele and Tim Redpath. They even had most of the Board for Crime Stoppers in Jail.
With Communications Chair Lucia Harper as Crown prosecutor and Fund Raising Chair Alex Lewis hosting the event, it was truly a fun filled community event. Their banter kept mall patrons in stitches. Lewis said, “We saw the community come together in a new way today. Passers-by engaged with the “bailees”, people reached into their pockets for donations and I believe we will continue to put the “fun” back in fund raising. This theme continues with our next event, Crushing Crime with Comedy to be held March 31st at Absolute Comedy.”
This was clearly a great way to finish Crime Stoppers Month in the National Capital Area. For more information on upcoming events visit:
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For information contact:
Lucia Harper – 613-853-3345