Ottawa Rideau Speedeaus

Le Bras Ottawa Ridequ Speedeaus Bruce House

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The Ottawa Rideau Speedeau GLBTF swim club is happy to organize the sixth annual SwimEAUthon to continue our community involvement. This event will raise funds for two of our community’s important organizations: Bruce House and le Bureau regional d’action SIDA (BRAS). Both these organizations have an important impact on the Ottawa/Gatineau gay community, we felt it important to support their efforts. In the past five Swim-EAU-thons we have raised over $65,000 for various GLBTF groups in the area with up to 40 swimmers participating yearly.

Bruce House Housing. Hope. Support.
Care and support for men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Stable housing is vital in promoting improved health and life skills. Our 7 bedroom Transition House offers 24-hour care and the opportunity to be a part of a community that encourages personal growth, quality of life and access to supportive counseling. Our Independent Living Program provides rent geared-to-income housing throughout the city of Ottawa. Bruce House is dedicated to the development and facilitation of programs that support our clients living independent and empowered lives.

Le BRAS (Outaouais) is a non profit organization that was founded in 1990. It puts into place community actions in terms of education, prevention, support and housing to improve the quality of life of the population in relation to HIV/AIDS.

When collecting the donations, give the choice of beneficiary organization to the donors by presenting to them the donation forms of both organizations. These will then be collected on the day of the swim-EAU-thon and sent to the respective organizations. They will then be able to issue tax receipts.

The Swim-EAU-thon will take place Saturday March 25th, 2017, from 8:30AM to noon at the Centre aquatique Paul-Pelletier at 325 Aylmer road. This is a beautiful just 5 km west of the Champlain bridge. It has six wide 25m lanes. You can swim the 1500m (60 lengths) either individually or in groups of up to four swimmers. These will be timed for you and lap counters will be available. Snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the morning.

To participate as a volunteer, to inquire about free housing for visitors or to get more information, please contact