Dozens of brave individuals challenged themselves and helped change lives at Morguard's eighth annual Drop Zone Ottawa event in support of Easter Seals. On September 18, donors lined up for the chance to channel their inner superhero and rappel down twenty storeys at the Morguard building at 280 Slater St. in Ottawa.
This year's event raised over $75,000 for Easter Seals Ontario, an organization supporting children and youth with physical disabilities across Ontario to help them achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration. Easter Seals Ontario President and CEO Kevin J. Collins attended the event along with 56 brave rapellers, many of whom dressed in superhero costumes to support the cause.
The single-day event is the result of year-long commitment from Morguard's Ottawa employees. As well as being the lead sponsor, the committed Morguard team recruits other sponsors, organizes marketing and promotional campaigns, coordinates site preparations and holds sign-up events. Employees are also on hand the day of the event to provide support and add to the festive atmosphere. This is the eighth consecutive year Morguard has supported Drop Zone Ottawa.
"I'm proud of the continued dedication and enthusiasm of the Ottawa team in support of this important, exhilarating annual event," said Bernie Myers, Vice President, Eastern Canada, Office/Industrial Asset Management at Morguard. "We're delighted to continue being an important part of Drop Zone Ottawa in support of Easter Seals."
Watch CTV Morning Live's Sarah Freemark take the plunge: http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1211259