JDC uOttawa 2015

Over the weekend of June 13 to 15 the Telfer School of Management’s Jeux du Commerce executive committee participated in two community initiatives. Realizing the importance of social responsibility and volunteerism, the team chose to contribute to Relay for Life Ottawa East and the Builder’s Festival.

Relay for Life Ottawa East took place at Gisele Lalonde High School in Orleans on June 13, 2014. JDC uOttawa sent 10 participants to relay for 12 hours, from 7pm to 7am. The team passed the night doing Zumba, playing sports and enjoying each other’s company during relay laps. $201,425.50 was raised at the event, contributing to a total of $1 million across Ottawa’s Relay for Life initiatives. This event aims to help fight cancer and rejoice life itself as cancer survivors were celebrated and those who lost the battle were remembered.  The Telfer team was honoured to participate in the fundraiser and to contribute to the success of the event.

After little to no sleep, the uOttawa exec and its delegation continued to its next volunteering venture at Casino Lac-Leamy in Gatineau for the Builder’s Festival. This festival took place over two day, June 14th and 15th. At the event, the JDC uOttawa hosted a kiosk focused on promoting successful career growth for children. At the kiosk, children were asked about their dream jobs and according to their responses, would then choose the appropriate uniforms to dress in. A diploma of persistence was created by a member of the JDC executive team and then given to the child encouraging them to never give up until they achieved their dream.