Remembrance Day is an opportunity for all of us to honour the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and those who have responded to the call of duty. Our veterans fought for the values and freedoms we hold dear today, and we remember their incredible bravery when faced with extraordinary circumstances in times of conflict.
Let us take the time to thank all Canadians who have served our country and promoted peace around the world.
I also want to acknowledge that this year, we are also celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, when more than 45,000 soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of restoring peace in the world.
Your bravery will never be forgotten, thank you for your sacrifice.
Today take the time to thank a veteran.
OTTAWA MISSION IS OFFERING FREE HOT MEALS
The Ottawa Mission offers free meals in all parts of Ottawa to help those in need. In Ottawa-Vanier, the food truck is located at the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre, every Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; and at the Vanier Community Service Centre, every Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Feel free to go for a hot meal if you need it.
Thank you to the Ottawa Mission for this great initiative.
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK
If you are looking to treat your family or friends, Mille Fiore Floral would be happy to look after it with their flowers.
Mille Fiore Floral is a local florist who would love to serve you.
2020 has been a tough year for many of us and especially for small businesses in our neighbourhoods, so please shop local if the opportunity presents itself or if the heart tells you, not only will you please a loved one, but you will support your community.
For more details, visit their website: https://www.millefioreottawa.com/.
REVAMPED CANEXPORT SME PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
Helping Canada’s small businesses go global is key to driving economic recovery. At the beginning of this month, our government announced the revamped CanExport SMEs program.
Launched in 2016, CanExport has helped thousands of entrepreneurs break into new international markets with funding of up to $75,000 to cover travel costs and other expenses. Now, given travel restrictions and the increasing importance of digital trade, this program is pivoting to help small businesses:
As well, CanExport will now provide dedicated support for Indigenous and women entrepreneurs to help them succeed in the global marketplace.
Small and medium-sized business owners are encouraged to apply on the CanExport website.
Our government will continue to support small businesses on the road to economic recovery and position them for future growth.
SNOWFLAKE BREAKFAST- PURCHASE TICKETS
This year, food banks are facing unprecedented pressures. The Snowflake Breakfast, which is an annual community fundraiser, gives us a good opportunity to support the Vanier Community Service Centre’s Partage Vanier Food Bank. In collaboration with local businesses, you can purchase a continental breakfast box filled with culinary surprises that will showcase the businesses of our neighborhood. You can pick-up your breakfast box Friday December 4th from 7 am to 10 am at the drive through take-out service at Centre Pauline-Charron located at 164 Jeanne-Mance St.
For group orders (over 10 boxes), TV Rogers volunteers will deliver the box in person. TV Rogers volunteers will deliver the box in person. Last date to purchase boxes: December 1st.
In addition to this, you can also make a donation to the food bank.
You will find the necessary information on this link: https://www.snowflakebreakfast.com/francais.