Ice fishing in support of Syrian Refugees was a huge succes

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Ice fishing in support of Syrian Refugees was a huge succes

We organized an ice fishing fundraiser in support of our Friends of the Family Project in collaboration with Drop in Sports. We had an amazing turnout (more than 450 people!), with at least 150 ice fishing holes drilled. Adults and children had lots of fun, laughter and it was a new experience for many newcomers and Canadians. Unfortunately, not even one fish was caught!

We are thrilled to announce that we have raised over $4,000. Thank you very much Dan Dubeau and Drop In Sports for organizing the event. We would also like to thank Councillor Matthew Fleury who attended the event.

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Friends of the Family event: ice fishing

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OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

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We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly serves over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.