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Discussion: Donate By Friday and help Orienteering 5 times over.

in: Orienteering; General

Dec 28, 2021 4:01 AM # 
gordhun:
As a member of Orienteering Ottawa I just received a message asking for donations to help Orienteering Quebec.
In most cases donation appeals get my special quick delete button but this one pulled me in. I donated and I urge other Canadians and people from away to donate. too.
Why?
1) Orienteering Quebec is struggling back from the brink of extinction but now I'll bet they are the fastest growing federation in Canada. . OQ is working to establish in more of the big province's regions and they are getting the job done.
2) One club made a big donation in the name of Colin Kirk. My donation is with theirs in memory of my great friend, Colin
3) The Quebec government is matching our funds an incredible 5 to 1. My $200 will end up being $1,200.
Hey you folks in western Canada always complaining how much money Quebec gets from you. Now is your chance to take some of it back and direct it to a sport we all love.
More information and the contribution link below.


A community of people who use their head and their legs together!
Practicing orienteering increases our capacity to make good decisions while finding our way in unfamiliar environments. When orienteering, we are exercising without even realizing it…it is like a treasure hunt…only better!
Let us unite the whole community to support and develop the sport in schools, as a family leisure activity and at a competitive level.
Your donation is multiplied by 6 !
Every 1$ donated allows for a total of 6$ to be raised for the development of the sport of orienteering in Quebec thanks to the Placement Sports program. This program allows up to 12 000$ of donations to be matched at 500% by the Quebec Government. Receipts will be issued for all donations of 25$ or more.
DONATION + MATCHING 500% TOTAL IMPACT
50 $ 250 $ 300 $
100 $ 500 $ 600 $
500 $ 2500 $ 3000 $
1000 $ 5000 $ 6000 $
12 000 $ 60 000 $ 72 000 $

Thanks to Loup Garou Club that made a donation of 3500$ in memory of Colin Kirk.
Thanks in advance for your generosity and support!
Click here TO CONTRIBUTE
Name of the federation - specify: Féd Qué Course Orientation
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Fédération Québécoise de Course d’Orientation
info@courseorientationquebec.ca
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Dec 28, 2021 1:34 PM # 
Ursus:
Thanks for spreading the word, Gord. I donated this morning - couldn't pass up this great use of Quebec tax-payers money!!
Dec 28, 2021 10:17 PM # 
RWorner:
Making our donation in memory of the Adam's family for their many contributions to orienteering in Quebec. Thanks God for the heads up.
Dec 29, 2021 3:53 PM # 
coach:
Tried and would like to contribute, but the payment portal keeps rejecting.
Dec 29, 2021 5:35 PM # 
RWorner:
Same payment problem for me.
Dec 29, 2021 7:13 PM # 
gordhun:
Sorry about that guys.
The donations may be limited to Canadian cards. But thanks for the thought.
Dec 29, 2021 7:21 PM # 
RWorner:
Gord,

If you can send in $50 for us we can send you a check or pay you next summer.

Thanks,

wornerkohn@gmail.com

Happy New Year
Dec 29, 2021 9:44 PM # 
gordhun:
What a nice thought Rick.
I will do that now.
And we damn well better meet up next summer - perhaps in the Thousand Islands with mapping tools in hand, eh?

Update: payment done. (It almost didn't get done as I was trying to enter credit card information in the wrong field, not the field at the bottom of the page.) But oops I only entered $50 Canadian. That's only about $38 US. Bargain for you guys.
Dec 30, 2021 12:37 AM # 
RWorner:
Thanks Gord. See you next summer.

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