On Thursday May 16th, the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa held their annual dinner and wine tasting event, Salut!, presented by TD bank and supporting sponsors, Bell and Cardel Homes.
On this special evening, guests came together at Restaurant International, Algonquin College, to help raise over $22,000 for education and enrichment programs for children and young adults supported by the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.
Guests enjoyed a lovely gourmet meal, prepared by the culinary students at Algonquin College. Vic Harradine, renowned sommelier, chose wonderful wines that were generously donated from various wineries to accompany each course and imparted wine knowledge with guests as he went table to table.
Guest speaker, Laura Cowling-Mitchell, a two time Dare to Dream Bursary recipient, touched the hearts of every guest. She spoke to the audience about how everyone is responsible for protecting our children and ensuring they are safe. She also noted that kindnesses that are shown today can bloom into a flower in the future.
Thank you to our sponsors and guests for showing your kindness and helping children and young adults’ dreams bloom in the future.
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