2013 Breakfast Fundraiser
The fundraiser for Operation Come Home was held at the Trillium Ballroom located in the Ottawa Convention Centre. Our featured guest speaker was former Canadian boxer, George Chuvalo. The event was hosted by our very own CTV Ottawa’s Sports Director, Terry Marcotte.
To start the morning off, Executive Director, Elspeth McKay launched the new fundraising campaign #BacktheFight by inviting the OCH fighters to the stage to be recognized. The stage was decorated to look like a boxing ring, with the yellow gloves hanging off the end posts, which was the perfect setting for guest speaker George Chuvalo to share some of his infamous fight stories.
The morning ended with a poem reading by the President of the Ottawa Convention Centre, Pat Kelly. The beautiful poem was written by one of Operation Come Home’s success stories. The event ended with a smashing success, raising over $40,000 for Operation Come Home, and started a new trend for #BacktheFight on Twitter.