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On Saturday, May 23, 2015, we held our 3rd annual Great Glebe Garage Sale, and we want to thank all of our bakers and volunteers who helped to make the day as much as a success as it was! We raised over $3,200 for the Candlelighters Suite Seats Program!

A special thank you to the companies who donated to the event:

The amazing Moffat Farm Cycling Club is donating 100% of their profits, for a total of 6 months, to Refuse2Lose/Candlelighters.

In a little over month, they have raised over $4,000! Thank you!

Book a class today, or learn more about this great company here:!our-cause/cee5


For the sixth consecutive year, Keller Williams VIP Realty hosted Laughs For Charity, in support of three local charities, Refuse2Lose in Support of Candlelighters, Lanark County Interval House, and City Kidz Ottawa.
Laughs For Charity is a high profile event that will took place on November 12th, 2014 at The Marshes Golf Course. The evening included a cocktail hour, food stations featuring the most recent food trends, live and silent auctions, live music, and of course – laughs! A local comedian was on-site all evening to ensure guests receive more than their fair share of laughter.

9 amazing kids, Mason, Cobly, Ethan, Mac, Nieve, Teagan, Alex, Maddie and Elliot, raised over $2,000 for Refuse2Lose!
The National Inside Ride Tour is a high energy, musical fundraising event that is memorable and meaningful. Each person took to the stationary bike for 5 minute rides. Refuse2Lose, the Next Generation walked away from the event with the award for BEST SPIRIT!
Way to go Team Bryce!

The ladies of By Beta Sigma Phi, walked the runway in support of Refuse2Lose. Featuring beautiful fashions from The Real Wool Shop Boutique and TanJay – by Nygard, There were also Decadent Desserts, Door Prizes and Bake Sale items for guests to purchase, with 100% of sales donated.

Thank you to Danielle Kelly, and family and volunteers. This was not only an electronic sale, but a bake sale, and a fantastic day of support for Refuse2Lose. Almost 4 bins of electronics were collected by the end of the day!

A night to remember and show recognition for so many of our amazing Refuse2Lose volunteers from our 2013 campaign!

We had so many great people help is in 2013; from organizing their own events in support of R2L, to volunteering the day of our events.
We wanted to recognize everybody, but the list was too long! Instead, 16 volunteers got to spend the night in the Suite at Canadian Tire Centre and watch Arcade Fire.
Thanks to EVERYONE who came, and to those who couldn’t make it. Though we couldn’t thank you with a night out, we appreciate everything that our volunteers do