Nepean HS serving up support for Dave Smith Foundation

Submitted by Fiona Beaton – 

On October 28, Nepean High School will have the privilege of hosting its 27th annual United Way Pancake Breakfast to raise funds and support the Dave Smith Foundation. The breakfast has been a long-standing tradition at Nepean and really highlights the caring sense of community involvement in the neighbourhood.

Emma Boyes, Lindsay Doyle, Jessie Peteroti and Fiona Beaton are grade 12 students at Nepean High School and co-chairs of the United Way Breakfast. Photo by Max Caspi-Roy
Emma Boyes, Lindsay Doyle, Jessie Peteroti and Fiona Beaton are grade 12 students at Nepean High School and co-chairs of the United Way Breakfast. Photo by Max Caspi-Roy

 

Not only does this breakfast include a silent auction but it also features an all-you-can-eat breakfast with unlimited pancakes, sausages, bagels, pastries and fruit! Everyone from the community is invited and welcome to attend this charity event.

This fundraiser benefits the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre (DSYTC) Foundation and the United Way. The DSYTC’s mission is giving youth a safe place in Ottawa for a second chance at life. The organizations help youth overcome substance abuse issues and manage mental health issues. As the rise of mental health and substance abuse issues continues, youth are at the forefront of the impact.

The Dave Smith Foundation is a non-profit, residential and community-based agency, started in 1993 by Dave Smith. The Dave Smith Foundation has partnered with Nepean High School for this breakfast for over 25 years. Dave himself even attends the breakfast, and supports the event by providing the facilities to make the pancakes and some of the other food for the event.

Nepean High School would love to have everyone from the area support this great cause. Last year’s event raised $5500 to support the Ottawa youth overcoming these issues.

Tickets will be sold at Nepean High School for $7 ahead of time but they can also be purchased at the door for $8. The breakfast will be taking place between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

The Nepean High School Annual United Way Pancake Breakfast is a great fundraiser and is a perfect opportunity to give back to the community!

Fiona Beaton is co-chair of the NHS United Way Pancake Breakfast.

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