The Shiver & Giver Fundraising Races will raise funds for the charities supported through the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation.
The top five fundraising teams in both the mixed and women’s divisions will compete in the Shiver & Giver Fundraising Races, the first races of the day on Saturday, February 18th. Teams get a chance to hit the ice before anyone else AND raise money for charities!
Click on the link below to see team and individual standings…deadline is 7pm on Friday, February 17th. The race is on to see which teams make it to the Shiver & Giver Fundraising Races!
Shiver & Giver Fundraising Races FAQ
Is there a fundraising component in this event? Yes, the Shiver & Giver Fundraising Drive will raise funds for the charities supported through the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation.
What is the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation? Established to focus on philanthropic efforts in the local community, the foundation has raised $4 million in support of 41 local charities.
What is their mission? The mission of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation is to help build, strengthen and enhance community life in Ottawa by raising, managing and distributing funds to charitable organizations.
Who does the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation benefit? In 2017 the recipient charities include the Youth Services Bureau, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation and various local charities who will receive funding through the ODBF Community Fund.
Are there any prizes for top fundraisers? The top four fundraising teams in each division (mixed and women) will compete in the Shiver & Giver Fundraising Races, the first races of the day on Saturday, February 18th. Teams get a chance to hit the ice before anyone else AND raise money for charities!
Can I pledge myself? Of course! It’s always a great idea to make a pledge to yourself to show your potential donors that you are dedicated to your fundraising efforts.
Who is eligible for a tax receipt? Online donations of $20 or more will be issued a receipt by e-mail automatically. Pledge form donations of $20 or more must include the donor’s name and a complete mailing address to be automatically issued a receipt by mail. Lesser amounts will be issued a receipt upon request.
Will the funds I raise for the ice event count towards my team’s total for the Pledge Challenge for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival in June? Yes, the amount your team raises for the ice event will count towards your team’s total fundraising effort in 2017 and be combined with what you raise for the June event as well. A great way to start your fundraising campaign early!
How do I get started? Login to your profile in the registration system to set-up your personal donation page and send your fundraising link to your family and friends. You can also direct potential donors to our Foundation website ODBF.CA where they can donate directly to you and your team.
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