Posted on Dec 11, 2015
Rotary Club of Ottawa South members helped the Salvation Army with their annual Christmas Kettle campaign.
On Saturday, December 13, several members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa South spent time ringing bells and greeting shoppers at the Loblaws at South Keys. The Salvation Army has been raising money every December for many decades with their Christmas Kettle campaign, in fact, since 1891! The first kettle in Canada was in 1906 in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Things are probably a little easier for those helping out with the kettle these days. It's actually a lot of fun to smile and greet people and offer them the best of the season. Religion really doesn't matter when you're wishing someone joy and goodwill - everyone is happy to return the good wishes, and some give money those who in need.
many thanks to teh Salvation Army for organizing the event, Loblaws South Keys for hosting us, and the RCOS members who came out to help: Monique and Ian Warrack, Joan Hunter, Alex Davidson, Dawn Cooper, Scott Vetter, Mack MacGregor, Patrick Slinn, Dave Francis and his son Jim.