Despite a definite chill in the air, Round-up for Literacy 2011 Last Friday night was a great success. Check out some photos! Just over 200 people braved the cold for a delicious Lone Star Catering BBQ and outstanding music from Ridin’ Shotgun. Their super-tight blend of blues, rock and country was enjoyed by everyone, young and old. Thanks are due to the committee, and particularly to Maria Saracino and Monique Warrack were truly pillars on which this event rested. I really appreciate the help of all Rotary Ottawa South and Rotoract Ottawa members for selling tickets and sourcing prizes and silent auction items.


Thank you to all who bought tickets and silent auction items for your support, hope that you had a great time and look forward to seeing you at Round-up for Literacy 2012 (perhaps in warm August!). And shaving my head raised a good chunk of money, so we’ll need to find a victim/volunteer for next year! All proceeds from the event assist several local literacy projects and high school bursaries supported by the Rotary Club of Ottawa South.


Thank you to our event sponsors:

Aramark Sports


Giant Tiger

Greco Lean and Fit

Jacobson’s Gourmet Concepts

Marquee Rentals and Special Events

Lone Star Ranch & Catering

Parliament Cleaners


PROSAR Canada Inc.

Ridin’ Shotgun

Scotia Bank

The Ottawa SUN

Therien Jiu-jitsu & Kickboxing

Trailica RV & Trailer Sales