MADD Ottawa Chapter Annual Events


mums_76Mums for Thanksgiving – October

The Mums for Thanksgiving Campaign started 15 years ago as a means for individuals and local businesses to say thank you at this very special time of year to friends, family, business clients and associates for their support. Having a beautiful plant, in full bloom, delivered to one’s home or place of business is a very nice way of expressing gratitude with a wonderful element of surprise. Please contact us to place your order.

Strides for Change, sponsored by P I A Law10th Annual Strides for Change

MADD Ottawa’s 10th Annual Strides for Change run takes place on October 15 this year.

Every step taken and pledge collected raises much needed funds that will heighten awareness of MADD Ottawa’s vital programs and services such as educational and victim support.  Your pledge will also assist in our mission “to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime”.


red-ribbon-163     Project Red Ribbon – November through January

From November 1 to the first Monday after January 1st, MADD Canada Chapters, Community Leaders, volunteers and supporters will be out in force, distributing millions of red ribbons for Canadians to tie on the vehicles, key chains, purses, briefcases and backpacks.

Project Red Ribbon targets the Christmas and New Year holiday season because it is the busiest time of year on most social calendars. With lots of holiday parties and events, and lots of glasses being raised for toasts, the risk for impaired driving is especially high at that time of year. Our red ribbon–tied to a vehicle antenna–is a reminder of the importance of always driving sober.

Learn more about Project Red Ribbon

Candlelight Vigil Candle

This  year, on May 15, MADD Ottawa held a candlelight vigil to lend support to victims and survivors of impaired driving crashes. The candlelight ceremony included reflections and the lighting of candles in memory of those killed or injured as a result of impaired driving crashes.

MADD Ottawa wishes to raise the public awareness to the human consequences of impaired driving with the hope of preventing further tragedies on the streets and highways in our area.


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