News

For Immediate Release

May 1, 2017

Ottawa International Reggae Festival

(Ottawa) – We are pleased to introduce our first annual “Reggae Feeds Kidz” Dinner and Dance fundraiser, which is currently being planned for Saturday May 13, 2017 at the Polish Hall, 379 Waverley St, Ottawa, Music By Dj Ilon from JUMP106.9 Chorus Entertainemt. The Reggae Feeds Kids fundraiser will initiate the Ottawa International Reggae Festival Foundation mandate, to build positive relationships within our community. Part proceeds of this event will benefit the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club and The Ottawa Food Bank. Our goal is to raise $100,000 within the next three years to support our initiatives with the Boys and Girls Club and the Ottawa Food Bank.

Founder Benjamin Williams, “There are children living amongst us that go hungry each and every day and we should not turn a blind eye to this problem, together we can make a difference by supporting this worthy cause.”

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Background information for Ottawa International Reggae Festival – Reggae Feeds Kidz:

Did you know that over 33,000 children are affected by hunger each day in Ottawa? Our organization wants to decrease this number by collecting non-perishable food items and donating part proceeds from our events to support our initiatives with The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and the Ottawa Food Bank.

The Ottawa International Reggae Festival is a non-profit, volunteer- driven, music festival, which promotes cultural arts and diversity in the City of Ottawa. Reggae is the only genre of music known to bring people from all walks of life together.

As Bob Marley sang “One Love, one heart, let’s get together and feel alright

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Ottawa International Reggae Festival