Since becoming a candidate in Somerset Ward I have had the opportunity to meet many people and groups who have asked questions on why I am running for municipal government, where I stand on the issues that are important to them and how I would handle certain situations. I am happy to share their questions and my answers with you in this blog.
During the last four years, Denis has helped organized (Co-chaired for two years) the Swirl & Twirl event.
Swirl & Twirl is an evening fundraising event featuring wine, beer and food tastings, entertainment, and a silent auction in support of Ottawa-Gatineau GLBTTQA community not-for-profit organizations.
Denis took part in an Ottawa Food Bank Blitz at Hartman’s Your Independent Grocer on Bank Street at Somerset.
Note: Unfortunately, more than a third of the people who use the Ottawa Food Bank and its 140 member agency food programs are children. Find out more at www.ottawafoodbank.ca.
Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa’s Comforts of Home volunteers at Villa Marconi.
The Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and Tim Hortons have formed a partnership to deliver “afternoon socials” for the residents of non-profit long-term care (LTC) homes in the City.
Denis is a member of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa’s Advisory Council since 2011.
Denis, along with his mom and sisters, volunteers throughout the year at the Shepherds of Good Hope on Murray Street. Denis has also volunteered at the Ottawa Mission on Waller Street.
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In 2013, Denis was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by his colleagues for his passion and dedication to his community.
Cheque presentation to the Canadian Diabetes Association from the Eat 2 Defeat Diabetes event.
Denis founded and organized the first Diabetes Gala in Ottawa in support of sending local children with type 1 Diabetes to camp.
Hosted by Hot 89.9′s Rush with special guest Olympic Rower Chris Jarvis, this gala saw great attendance and most importantly raised awareness and funds for a great cause in our city.