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In late 2014 Citadel Canine was approached by retired Canadian Army Major Hilaire (Nick) Nicolas, who wanted to raise funds to acquire PTSD service dogs for newer military veterans, as a way to celebrate his 70th birthday. Major Nick decided that a pledge based walk along the Rideau Trail from Kingston to Ottawa would do the trick. In the early Summer of 2014, this unique walk was undertaken. The walk set a new record at just 10m days to complete the nearly 360K distance. This walk needed a name, and after much discussion, the committee supporting Major Nick`s walk settled on BOOTS 4 PUPS as the tag line for the walk. This term has lasted, and is now the official title for the volunteer committee spawned by Major Nick`s walk. The Boots 4 Pups committee organizes and runs local events to raise funds to train and deliver service dogs to both new veterans, AND first responders, inc: Police, Fire, EMT, Nursing, and 9-1-1 personnel.
Osgoode Legion is a proud sponsor to Boots 4 Pups with their annual raffle proceeds being donated to them. We are supported in this raffle by Manotick and Barrhaven Legion Branches.
Osgoode Branch was contacted through their Facebook Page by Gulf War Veteran Sgt Erin Kinsey about a new organisation located in the NCR called Women Warriors’ Healing Garden. This registered non-profit has been established to assist women with PTSD. Focussing on female Veterans, it also welcomes other women who seek assistance as there are limited programs uniquely designed for the specific needs of women with PTSD.
Founder Erin Kinsey met with Comrades Jill Carleton and Comrade Gail Burgess in May 2017 to present her organisation and explained the fundamental concepts which include peer support, gardening (vegetables are donated to The Well), chickens (which can be sponsored; eggs are collected and donated to The Well).
A preliminary presentation about the organisation was made at the monthly meeting on May 15th where we discussed various ways the branch might be able to support this organisation. Since then, the Branch has donated financial and through volunteers to this organisation.
Dr. Erin Kinsey, PH.D, Sgt (ret’d) President of Women Warriors Healing Garden, and Dr. Elaine Waddington Lamont, PHD, Secretary
Osgoode Legion partners with the Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) to provide assistance to seniors in our community. Our BINGO profits go towards providing services to seniors and youth.
A Friendly Voice/ Une Voix Cordiale
ROSSS is now offering a friendly visiting phone line for seniors called "A Friendly Voice". This services is 24/7. 30% of seniors feel lonely on a regular basis. Now there is always someone for seniors to talk to.
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