In May, in contribution with the generous $5,000 award from Minister Julian Fantino’s office for Ottawa, The Angels from Heaven Youth Foundation generously awarded an additional bursary for $10,000 so that our program participants could go complimentary to Ottawa, ON. From June 9, to June 11, 2015, 29 participants, friends and family went to Ottawa. We visited the Aviation Museum, The RCMP Stables, the historical Byward Market, went on a cruise down the Ottawa River, and the Royal Canadian Mint amongst a full itinerary of other activities! We ended our visit in Ottawa with a private guided tour of Parliament Hill. We met Minister of State and Social Development, the honourable Minister Candice Bergen, had a lunch in the special parliament café, and watched the Question Period and as a surprise were discussed by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Not everyone could make it to Ottawa, and so those who stayed back spent the day in Niagara Falls, ON at Marineland! 15 participants, friends and family had a great time and beautiful weather enjoying all of the animals and watching some live aquatic shows!
Everyone had a great time, and are planning the next trip already! Some ideas were Disneyland, Las Vegas or Collingwood, we will try to have a group trip every Spring. Thank you to Minister Julian Fantino’s office and the Angels from Heaven Youth Foundation for supporting Alternatives and allowing our program participants to experience this once in a lifetime experience.