MDSF Annual Fundraising Dinner: October 18, 2018

MDSF Annual Fundraising Dinner: October 18, 20182018-09-11T20:19:27-04:00
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The Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is excited to announce the 2018 Marian Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF) annual fundraising dinner, to take place Thursday October 18, 2018 at the Algonquin College Restaurant International.

The MDSF Scholarship Fund was established in 2008, in honour of the late Marion Dewar, former Mayor of Ottawa. The goal of the Fund is to provide financial support for three immigrant and refugee students going on to post-secondary education in the National Capital Region.

Join us for a memorable night of food, wine and culture. Cathy Dewar, Marion’s daughter, is the Manager of the International Restaurant and she has taken a leadership role in hosting this very special Dinner supported by Algonquin College.

Cathy is very excited to help organize this MDSF Dinner raising funds for the Scholarship Fund named after her mother. “I have always had a passion working with young people and have worked a lot with new Canadians.”

The food will be created by Chef Dan Halden along with Algonquin Culinary students. Molecular cocktails and canapés to start followed by a 3 course food and wine pairing dinner.

Guest speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information about the Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF), please visit:

“Guest of Honour” Paul Dewar

The Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) invites you to attend the 2018 Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF) annual fundraising dinner.

Algonquin College Restaurant International, H101 – 1385 Woodroffe Ave


Tickets are $150 person, which includes a $100 donation to the MDSF Scholarship Fund. An official online tax receipt for $100 will be issued automatically once tickets are purchased.

Tickets for corporate tables (8 persons per table) are available for $1,100.

We hope you enjoy your evening while supporting this great cause. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6:30pm.

NB: Limited parking is available in Lot 4 outside Restaurant International entrance on Navaho Drive. Overflow parking in Lots 8, 9, 10 and 12.

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Our Mission!

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.

What we do 🙂

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.