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Planning for the 2018 Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Helping Hands & Refuse2Lose has commenced… More details to come soon, but be sure to “SAVE THE DATE” for  our annual golf tournament which is sure to be a success -> Friday August 24, 2018!

The day and evening was a beautiful tribute to Bryce and Tori. The sun was shining and everyone enjoyed a gorgeous day of golf, followed by a delicious buffet dinner.
Everyone’s generosity made the event a huge success and $31,000 was raised, to be shared between Refuse2Lose and Tori’s Helping Hand. We want to thank all of the golfers who spent the day with us, and a huge thank you to the Canadian Golf and Country Club for continuing to support us and hosting another beautiful event.

The event was a huge success with thousands of people stopping by to buy garage sale items, have a bake sale treat and a cup of coffee! Alongside our amazing volunteers, we raised a record breaking $5,540! Thank you to all of the companies and families who donated and supported us to make this annual event an ongoing success.

For every Facebook like Merry Maids of Ottawa receives, they will donate $1 towards the Refuse2Lose program. Please take a moment an like the Merry Maids of Ottawa Facebook page and help make a difference!

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!