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Thank you Michael Qaqish, Councillor for Gloucester-South Nepean for supporting our OCISO Run for a New Start team!  OCISO friends, you can sponsor the team here: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3531231&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-2

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization shared Michael Qaqish, Councillor for Gloucester-South Nepean's photo.

Thank you Michael Qaqish, Councillor for Gloucester-South Nepean for supporting our OCISO Run for a New Start team! OCISO friends, you can sponsor the team here: secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3531231&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-2
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Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization has launched their Run for a New Start fundraiser for refugee and immigrant youth, as part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. This is an issue very ...

Run for a New Start - going the distance for Refugees!

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization added an event.

For the 2nd year running, we are organizing a dedicated team of volunteer fundraisers to walk or run in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 27 and 28, and we'd love you to join us!
All funds raised go to support OCISO’s vital work with refugee and immigrant youth here in Ottawa.
For info and registration details, pls visit: ociso.org/run-for-a-new-start/
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Run for a New Start - going the distance for Refugees!

May 27, 2:00pm

Ottawa Marathon

For the 2nd year running, we are organizing a dedicated team of volunteer fundraisers to walk or run in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 27 and 28, and we'd love you to join us! All funds raise...

We offer a wide range of Mental Health Services to Immigrants and Refugees.

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YOCISO is running March Break camp for immigrant and refugee youth. The camp is both fun and educational! Yociso Programs

YOCISO is running March Break camp for immigrant and refugee youth. The camp is both fun and educational! Yociso Programs ... See MoreSee Less

Two new Syrian families were matched with volunteer families at the ice fishing event organized by Dropinsports.ca!
Find out more:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/syrian-refugees-ice-fishing-ottawa-1.3990570

www.cbc.ca/player/play/881289795873/

Bonnie Thornington
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YOCISO holds Spoken Word classes for Immigrant and Refugee girls.

YOCISO holds Spoken Word classes for Immigrant and Refugee girls. ... See MoreSee Less

Ill be running with these guys!

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization shared their photo.

I'll be running with these guys!
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Still time to make your New Year's resolution! Join our Run for a New Start team & support refugee & immigrant youth. Walkers and runners of all ages welcomed! ociso.org/run-for-a-new-start/

Dont miss the documentary screening of the film about #syriacrisis IDRC / CRDI

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization added 2 new photos.

Don't miss the documentary screening of the film about #syriacrisis IDRC / CRDI
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Our Friends of the Family Refugee clients and their Friends having fun snowshoeing! Bonnie Thornington

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization added 3 new photos.

Our Friends of the Family Refugee clients and their Friends having fun snowshoeing! Bonnie Thornington
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Still time to make your New Years resolution! Join our Run for a New Start team & support refugee & immigrant youth. Walkers and runners of all ages welcomed! 
https://ociso.org/run-for-a-new-start/

Still time to make your New Year's resolution! Join our Run for a New Start team & support refugee & immigrant youth. Walkers and runners of all ages welcomed!
ociso.org/run-for-a-new-start/
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ICYMI we have launched our Friends of Family project which matches refugee families with Canadian families to help them to integrate into the community. To find out more or to volunteer, please contact Bonnie Thornington at bthornington@nullociso.org. ociso.org/settlement-and-integration/ ... See MoreSee Less

YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre Grand Opening

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YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre Grand Opening

Nov 30, 5:30pm

YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre invites you to its Grand Opening on November 30th. Naqvi Yasir MPP Jim Watson Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa / Bureau des services à la jeunesse YOCISO

YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre invites you to its Grand Opening on November 30th. Naqvi Yasir MPP Jim Watson Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa / Bureau des services à la jeunesse YOCISO ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the Marian Dewar Scholarship recipients who received their awards from Paul Dewar at our AGM last night!

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization added 7 new photos.

Congratulations to the Marian Dewar Scholarship recipients who received their awards from Paul Dewar at our AGM last night!
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We had a packed room at our AGM last night. The refugee and immigrant youth were so inspiring. Congratulations to the Marion Dewar Scholarship recipients! Paul Dewar

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization added 7 photos and a video.

We had a packed room at our AGM last night. The refugee and immigrant youth were so inspiring. Congratulations to the Marion Dewar Scholarship recipients! Paul Dewar
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Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization added 219 new photos to the album: OCISO Events. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out our website for our Youth programs at our new YOCISO Hub. ... See MoreSee Less

Marion Dewar Scholarship award winners will be announced at our AGM tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

Outdoor Film Screening: Brooklyn

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization added an event.

The screening is being re-scheduled because of a risk of a thunderstorm. Join us Saturday, August 27th for a screening of Brooklyn, presented by the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO). Brooklyn is a Irish-British-Canadian romantic drama based on Colm Tóibín's of the same name. The film was nominated for 3 Oscars in 2015 (including Best Picture) and garnered 30 wins and 141 nominations from other film awards in 2015/16.

Admission is by donation and all funds raised will support OCISO's work supporting the settlement needs of newcomers in Ottawa!

TRAILER: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ekxPFTZm1Y

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
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Outdoor Film Screening: Brooklyn

Aug 27, 9:00pm

Dundonald Park

The screening is being re-scheduled because of a risk of a thunderstorm. Join us Saturday, August 27th for a screening of Brooklyn, presented by the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (O...

Last day to sponsor our team @OttawaMarathon. $12,300 raised! To sponsor our youth runners: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=707174&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Referrer%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.runottawa.ca%252fraces-and-events%252ftamarack-ottawa-race-weekend%252fweekend-information%252fscotiabank-charity-challenge%252fparticipating-charities%252f#&panel1-2

Last day to sponsor our team @OttawaMarathon. $12,300 raised! To sponsor our youth runners: secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=707174&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Refe... ... See MoreSee Less

OCISOs awesome Run for a New Start team celebrates raising $12,200 at the Ottawa Marathon & plans to raise even more in 2017! Thank you to all runners, walkers and sponsors for going the distance for refugees!

OCISO's awesome Run for a New Start team celebrates raising $12,200 at the Ottawa Marathon & plans to raise even more in 2017! Thank you to all runners, walkers and sponsors for going the distance for refugees! ... See MoreSee Less

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We made it! Thx to our awesome Run for a New Start team & their sponsors for raising $12,000 at Ottawa Marathon, going the distance for refugees!

We made it! Thx to our awesome "Run for a New Start" team & their sponsors for raising $12,000 at Ottawa Marathon, going the distance for refugees! ... See MoreSee Less

They beat the heat & went the distance for refugees at Ottawa Marathon. Only $40 to reach $12K. You can still sponsor the Team here: 
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-5 …  
Thank you!

They beat the heat & went the distance for refugees at Ottawa Marathon. Only $40 to reach $12K. You can still sponsor the Team here:
secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-5
Thank you!
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Thank you for your donations! Only $40 to get to $12K. OCISO Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees!  You can sponsor them here: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-3 …

Thank you for your donations! Only $40 to get to $12K. OCISO Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees! You can sponsor them here: secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-3... See MoreSee Less

OCISOs Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees! A gift of $130 takes us to $12K. Thank you!
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-3 …

OCISO's Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees! A gift of $130 takes us to $12K. Thank you!
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$11.8K raised! OCISO Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees! 
Donate today: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-3 …

$11.8K raised! OCISO Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees!
Donate today: secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-3
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$11.5K and rising! Still time to congratulate YOCISO Youth Runners with a donation to OCISO:
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=707174&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Referrer%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.runottawa.ca%252fraces-and-events%252ftamarack-ottawa-race-weekend%252fweekend-information%252fscotiabank-charity-challenge%252fparticipating-charities%252f#&panel1-2 …

$11.5K and rising! Still time to congratulate YOCISO Youth Runners with a donation to OCISO:
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Thanks to our awesome Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization team at Ottawa Marathon raising $11.3K for newcomers to Canada! You can still sponsor our amazing YOCISO Youth Runners at Woodroffe High School here:
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=707174&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Referrer%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.runottawa.ca%252fraces-and-events%252ftamarack-ottawa-race-weekend%252fweekend-information%252fscotiabank-charity-challenge%252fparticipating-charities%252f#&panel1-2 …

Thanks to our awesome Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization team at Ottawa Marathon raising $11.3K for newcomers to Canada! You can still sponsor our amazing YOCISO Youth Runners at Woodroffe High School here:
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Its Race Day, & things are heating up! Our Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization team has raised $11K at Ottawa Marathon, onwards to $12K! Oh for those cool days again. Be safe out there OCISO runners and walkers!

It's Race Day, & things are heating up! Our Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization team has raised $11K at Ottawa Marathon, onwards to $12K! Oh for those cool days again. Be safe out there OCISO runners and walkers! ... See MoreSee Less

10km race tomorrow!  Sponsor our 10 YOCISO Youth Runners, going the distance for refugees!
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=707174&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Referrer%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.runottawa.ca%252fraces-and-events%252ftamarack-ottawa-race-weekend%252fweekend-information%252fscotiabank-charity-challenge%252fparticipating-charities%252f#&panel1-2 …

10km race tomorrow! Sponsor our 10 YOCISO Youth Runners, going the distance for refugees!
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Last day to join our YOCISO Youth Runners @WoodroffeHS in 10km, or join the 5km or 2km @OttawaMarathon! 
To register, contact drain@ociso.org

Last day to join our YOCISO Youth Runners @WoodroffeHS in 10km, or join the 5km or 2km @OttawaMarathon!
To register, contact drain@nullociso.org
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Thanks to all @OttawaOCISO runners at the @OttawaMarathon race weekend for your fundraising efforts! Wish I was able to be there with you.

In #HR? Values & passion align w ours? We're hiring an HR Administrator! Deadline today! #ottawa #jobs #ottjobs

We're almost at $17K of our $20K @OttawaMarathon fundraising goal! You are all amazing! Thank you! Can we do it?! https://t.co/MsffMaW7iT

We're almost at $17K of our $20K @OttawaMarathon fundraising goal! You are all amazing! Thank you! Can we do it?!  https://t.co/MsffMaW7iT

We run @OttawaMarathon tomorrow! Get your support in today! What our programs mean to #cdnimm #youth. https://t.co/kAllDypbCB

We run @OttawaMarathon tomorrow! Get your support in today!  What our programs mean to #cdnimm #youth. https://t.co/kAllDypbCB

Thanks @ndesrosiers for supporting @OttawaOCISO Run for a New Start team of 114 volunteers in the @OttawaMarathon! https://t.co/7RkL5j8aDO

Thanks @ndesrosiers for supporting @OttawaOCISO Run for a New Start team of 114 volunteers in the @OttawaMarathon! https://t.co/7RkL5j8aDO

Support our runners this weekend, you support our #CdnImm #Youth Centre. Youth voices: https://t.co/SjbekwFICY https://t.co/jMAU3FB9oM

Support our runners this weekend, you support our #CdnImm #Youth Centre.   Youth voices: https://t.co/SjbekwFICY https://t.co/jMAU3FB9oM

Ontario Trillium Foundation workshop taking place with a diverse group of n4profits @ONTrillium @OCISOMentorship

Just a few days left to support our runners @OttawaMarathon! What you'll be supporting: https://t.co/TFnCgMqkbC https://t.co/8pKoUnCSBn

Just a few days left to support our runners @OttawaMarathon!  What you'll be supporting: https://t.co/TFnCgMqkbC https://t.co/8pKoUnCSBn

Here is today's #Ottawa-Region Bulletin!Jobs,news & #VictimsWeek events!With @SCS_Ottawa,@BlairCourt1,@ChineseOttawa https://t.co/mJc8NnXrgo

Here is today's #Ottawa-Region Bulletin!Jobs,news & #VictimsWeek events!With @SCS_Ottawa,@BlairCourt1,@ChineseOttawa https://t.co/mJc8NnXrgo

Just a few days left to support our runners @OttawaMarathon! What you'll be supporting: https://t.co/TFnCgMqkbC https://t.co/6ShTOcRef6

Just a few days left to support our runners @OttawaMarathon!  What you'll be supporting: https://t.co/TFnCgMqkbC https://t.co/6ShTOcRef6

How #probono work made me a stronger advocate #cdnimm #yycnewcomers

Want to know what #Newcomers think? Ask them. Focused research is key to improving #LINC and #settlement services. #cdnimm #NoIvoryTower

We've raised almost 70% of our donation goal for this year's @OttawaMarathon! Help support our youth programs!

TONIGHT: join us for final #runOTTchat of the season starting at 8:00pm

We'll have tricks + tips on how to make the most of race weekend

We've raised $13K for @OttawaOCISO youth programs! LAST DAY to register @OttawaMarathon @LeslieEmory @QaqishPolitico

#Cdnimm #youth in Ottawa, check out the YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre drop-in & support programs. https://t.co/r1EZ4WTGoe

#Cdnimm #youth in Ottawa, check out the YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre drop-in & support programs. https://t.co/r1EZ4WTGoe

Passionate about supporting immigrants & refugees to make Canada their home? Join our Board! #cdnimm #Ottawa

Slam Poetry Workshop for Girls, tonight at 6pm, for #cdnimm #youth in #Ottawa

Sometimes a success story is precisely what we need in order to keep ourselves moving forward. #cdnimm #diversity. - https://t.co/2K2OAxouC7

Sometimes a success story is precisely what we need in order to keep ourselves moving forward. #cdnimm #diversity. - https://t.co/2K2OAxouC7

New guidelines help the refugee board handle proceedings involving the LGBTQ population. https://t.co/90lmDje6Fq #cdnimm #newcomerswelcome

New guidelines help the refugee board handle proceedings involving the LGBTQ population. https://t.co/90lmDje6Fq #cdnimm #newcomerswelcome

Meet the #refugee building homes out of discarded plastic bottles https://t.co/zi5mcQpp9P @wef #cdnimm

Meet the #refugee building homes out of discarded plastic bottles https://t.co/zi5mcQpp9P @wef #cdnimm

Need your bike repaired? Free bike maintenance at #Lansdowne from noon to 7pm until May 28! #BikeToWorkMonth

#runScotia Thx @QaqishPolitico for supporting @OttawaOCISO's team @OttawaMarathon! @jessiecthomson @couillardf @OCISOMentorship @LeslieEmory

Great news, we're now up to 110 volunteers @OttawaMarathon & we've raised 12K for @OttawaOCISO youth programs! @LeslieEmory @QaqishPolitico

Great news, we're now up to 110 volunteers @OttawaMarathon & we've raised 12K for @OttawaOCISO youth programs! @LeslieEmory @QaqishPolitico

Volunteers will be needed for the next few weeks for #OttFlood relief & recovery efforts. Want to help? Sign up here

The countdown to @RefugeeWeek has begun. Find out what's happening in your local area & add your event here: https://t.co/Zt9RauzR02

The countdown to @RefugeeWeek has begun. Find out what's happening in your local area & add your event here: https://t.co/Zt9RauzR02

#runScotia Thx to @ThomasMoreOCSB for getting @OttawaOCISO to 92 volunteers in @OttawaMarathon! Sponsor them here: https://t.co/dhdEuTSFHB…

#runScotia Thx to @ThomasMoreOCSB for getting @OttawaOCISO to 92 volunteers in @OttawaMarathon! Sponsor them here: https://t.co/dhdEuTSFHB…

Ethnocultural diversity has a positive impact on Cdn revenues - read more here. @CIGIonline #diversity #economy https://t.co/lB4EQxGE9h…

Ethnocultural diversity has a positive impact on Cdn revenues - read more here. @CIGIonline #diversity #economy  https://t.co/lB4EQxGE9h…

At the #CLD2017 Symposium learning about @UNHCRCanada and the stand #WithRefugees petition.

At the #CLD2017 Symposium learning about @UNHCRCanada and the stand #WithRefugees petition.

May 13 - Connect with @cathmckenna on issues that matter to seniors (65+). Please RSVP to: 613-236-0428 or info@nullthegoodcompanions.ca

May 13 - Connect with @cathmckenna   on issues that matter to seniors (65+). Please RSVP to: 613-236-0428 or info@thegoodcompanions.ca

Team @OttawaOCISO has raised $7K for newcomer youth! Big thx to our 92 volunteers & their sponsors!

Team @OttawaOCISO has raised $7K for newcomer youth! Big thx to our 92 volunteers & their sponsors!

@UNHCRCanada's #FromHometoHome campaign, marking #Canada150 & showing #Canada's welcoming spirit towards #refugees: https://t.co/POZRrMxce9

@UNHCRCanada's #FromHometoHome campaign, marking #Canada150 & showing #Canada's welcoming spirit towards #refugees: https://t.co/POZRrMxce9

starting today, you can get your Police Check online! https://t.co/3cGvH7t9Cv @cmckenney @Eli_ElChantiry @OttawaOCISO @CHRC_Ottawa @nccm

starting today, you can get your Police Check online! https://t.co/3cGvH7t9Cv @cmckenney @Eli_ElChantiry @OttawaOCISO @CHRC_Ottawa @nccm

Wow, our 90th @OttawaOCISO volunteer just signed up for @OttawaMarathon & we just reached $6000 in our fundraising! THANK YOU! #runscotia

Wow, our 90th @OttawaOCISO volunteer just signed up for @OttawaMarathon & we just reached $6000 in our fundraising! THANK YOU! #runscotia

Looking forward to Gym Games at Ridgemont HS on Sat! Get ready to dodge, volley, dive and spike! @FoFOCISO @DropInSports @OttawaOCISO

#NVW2017 Thx to @Carleton_U for helping promote @OttawaOCISO's Run for a New Start volunteer campaign! …

Summer opportunities for children in JK-Gr 8 to learn an international language. July 4-Aug 4

A9: @OttawaOCISO is blessed that we have 2 teams of students, HS and element. That is #InfinitePotential in motion! #runOTTchat #runScotia

On behalf of our @OttawaOCISO "Run for a New Start" team, thx to @scotiabank for sponsoring the Charity Challenge! #runOTTchat #runScotia

Which countries host the most refugees and displaced people?
The answers might surprise you.

#withrefugees https://t.co/Y8GIfHStOv

Which countries host the most refugees and displaced people? 
The answers might surprise you.

#withrefugees https://t.co/Y8GIfHStOv

Thank you to all the panelists for speaking at the event co-hosted by @SenJaffer + me. @UNHCRCanada @jnbeuze, @Hanna_Gros @mhouseto @PeelCAS

Run for a New Start team, come join #runOTTchat at 8 pm. @OttawaMarathon

By staying w/#StayBillety & using code “RUNOTT” for @OttawaMarathon when renting your space, a part of the booking will go to @OttawaOCISO

By staying w/#StayBillety & using code “RUNOTT” for @OttawaMarathon when renting your space, a part of the booking will go to @OttawaOCISO

Great opp to sit on Board of @OttawaOCISO and help #Immigrants and #refugees settle in CAN! #Accountants in demand.

6 years of war. 6 years of fleeing home.
Where are Syrians being hosted now?
Stand #WithRefugees https://t.co/s9A0Kc6Ggg

6 years of war. 6 years of fleeing home.
Where are Syrians being hosted now? 
Stand #WithRefugees https://t.co/s9A0Kc6Ggg

Happening now! #ottcity #cdnimm #community

We've reached 70 volunteers! Thx for supporting @OttawaOCISO's Run for a New Start.

Communication, consistency and creativity...important aspects of engagement that take us far in education. Great points, Ikram @OttawaOCISO!

Communication, consistency and creativity...important aspects of engagement that take us far in education. Great points, Ikram @OttawaOCISO!

Painted Easter eggs to celebrate the long weekend #HappyEaster @OttawaOCISO #CLB6/7

Painted Easter eggs to celebrate the long weekend #HappyEaster @OttawaOCISO #CLB6/7