Ottawa Race Weekend
Continuing Margie’s Legacy
This year to honour the memory of one of our biggest fundraisers, we would like to dedicate our fundraising efforts at Ottawa Race Weekend to Margie (Margaret) Cunningham.
Sadly, Margie passed away after a short illness on Sunday, March 8. Margie was matched through our Matching Program. She had a long-term friendship with Louise (1990) and she was also matched with Winn (2016). She was also an active member of our Consumers Advisory Committee for many years.
Margie was such an integral and beloved part of our community. She was one of our biggest supporters – the first one to volunteer to: help at fairs, agree to be featured in videos, give presentations and to help us raise funds. Ottawa Race Weekend was one of her favourite events. She loved nothing more than asking everyone she knew, including all the staff at Citizen Advocacy, to sponsor her to participate. She rarely missed a year and raised an average of $750 every year.
Her personality was such that she was one of the first people that staff asked to participate in promotional videos or be interviewed by local media. She was always surprised be asked and a little nervous, however, once in front of the cameras she relaxed and shone.
Please consider donating to our race weekend team to continue Margie’s wonderful legacy at Citizen Advocacy.