In May 2018, OCISO was blessed again, as our dedicated “Run for a New Start” volunteers “went the distance for refugees” and finished their 2km, 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km races in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.
It was a record-breaking year. We are so very appreciative that our 165 volunteers and their 400+ sponsors were able to raise over $33,000 in support of OCISO’s programs with refugee and immigrant youth!
A team from Ridgemont High School joined us again, mobilized by their energetic ELD teacher, Nadia Gandhi. Ridgemont fielded a team of 50+ newcomer students .
They created quite a stir (see CTV News clip below).