Tuesday, January 29, 2013

MPI Ottawa Charity Auction to be held January 31 at the Ottawa Convention Centre in support of the Ottawa School Breakfast Program

The Ottawa Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, the world’s largest meeting and events community, will be holding their Annual Charity Auction January 31, 2013 in support of the Ottawa Breakfast for Schools program. 

Through no fault of their own, many children and youth in Ottawa arrive at school hungry each day.  The School Breakfast Program as part of the Ottawa Network for Education, feeds 11,300 Ottawa Children each morning in 148 schools across Ottawa with a nutritious meal. 

MPI Ottawa supports this investment in the nutrition of our children.  Research shows that starting the day with a nutritious breakfast improves a child’s ability to focus and learn as well as building self-esteem.  The Ottawa Network for Education’s School Breakfast Program strives to ensure that every child in our community has access to a healthy breakfast and that all children are given an equal opportunity to succeed at school.

In 2012, the MPI Ottawa Charity Auction drew meeting, event and tourism professionals from across Canada helping to raise over $ 28,000 for the Ottawa School Breakfast Program.  Local members assist during the course of the year with serving breakfasts at schools across the city. 


About MPI: Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry’s largest and most vibrant global community, helps our members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more than 23,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide. For additional information, visit mpiweb.org. mpiottawa.ca