IBISKA Sponsors the Signals Commemorative Battlefield Study Tour

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 in Community Involvement, IBISKA News

On the occasion of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, IBISKA is participating in the events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which is said to be a defining moment in Canada’s history as a nation. IBISKA is sponsoring the Signals Commemorative Battlefield Study Tour that is taking place this month including a visit to the WWI / WWII battlefields in France and Belgium. On April 9th the group will be joining...

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IBISKA paddlers raising funds for Christie Lake Kids

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 in Community Involvement

Each year, IBISKA participates in the “Christie Lake Kids” fund raising event held on the first Saturday in June. The event features a canoe race and silent auction to help raise money for kids in our community that would not otherwise be able to attend summer camp. Our generous and dynamic staff have been raising funds and giving up part of their weekend to participate in the canoe race which is the main activity of the event. ...

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IBISKAers: Active in Supporting Local Charity Events

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Community Involvement

IBISKA’ers are not only generous community supporters but they are also active and fun people with strong team spirit !  We have paddled, biked, cleaned, ran, walked and dressed up in bright pink accessories to support a broad range of community worthy causes. This year again, under the leadership of Diana Braaskma, IBISKA put together a team to  raise funds for breast cancer research and raise breast cancer awareness as part of the ...

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$14,000.00 Raised by the IBISKA Team

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 in Community Involvement, IBISKA News

IBISKA is a strong supporter of community programs aimed at vulnerable individuals and families – we believe that our corporate contribution and the engagement of our staff helps build awareness of the needs of less fortunate members of our community and that it makes a real difference in people’s lives. This year again, several IBISKA staff and consultants put their own weekend priorities aside on a beautiful Saturday morning to...

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Helping Local Kids

Posted on May 26, 2014 in Community Involvement, IBISKA News

Once again IBISKA is participating in the annual Canoe for Kids fundraiser in support of Christie Lake Camp. This event will raise funds for summer camp and programs that provide underprivileged kids in the Ottawa area with opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have.  This family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, June 7th at Mooney’s Bay. Help the IBISKA Paddlers support Ottawa’s children and youth by making a small...

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TLC for a Nice Little Park

Posted on May 17, 2014 in Community Involvement

Every spring the City of Ottawa gives its citizens the opportunity to get out there and clean a small corner of our beautiful city through the “Clean the Capital” program. Every year for the past 5 years, IBISKA staff have participated in this event, getting out of the office for a couple of hours to clean one of the downtown parks where locals and tourists like to hang out. In past years the IBISKA ‘crew of volunteers’...

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Peace Exhibition Closing December 30th

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 in Community Involvement, IBISKA News

There is still time to visit the Peace Exhibition organized jointly by the Diefenbunker Museum and One World Dialogue, and sponsored by IBISKA. The Exhibition was very successful in reaching out to community children and facilitating a dialogue on peace and what it means for our community. It has been running for 3 months and will close on December 30th. ~ There is still a chance  to visit the peace exhibition during the Holiday Season and to...

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Shoebox Project for Shelters

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 in Community Involvement, IBISKA News

In early December, IBISKA teamed up with the Shoebox Project for Shelters to contribute gifts packaged in shoeboxes for distribution to women’s shelters just before the Christmas holidays. Stephanie Katz (far right) spearheaded this initiative and led our team in the collection of toiletries, winter wear, gift certificates, and other practical items to fill our decorated shoeboxes. The IBISKA staff poured their hearts into collecting items and...

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IBISKA Staff Lends a Hand to Disaster Relief Efforts

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 in Community Involvement, IBISKA News

The IBISKA team has joined effort with several groups in the National Capital Region to help the local Filipino community in collecting much needed items for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.  Staff have contributed non-perishable food items, blankets, clothing, shoes, hygiene products, and just about everything else. Thanks to Ingrid Meier-Villa of 2Keys for initiating and organizing the overall effort and to Wayde for coordinating the IBISKA...

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Putting Our Best Foot Forward

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 in Community Involvement, IBISKA News

On Sunday October 6th, Team IBISKA defied the freezing morning air and the threatening rain to join hundreds of Ottawa residents participating in the annual CIBC Run for the Cure. Armed with cotton-candy wigs, pink face paint, ballerina tutus, flashy legwarmers, rosy fairy wings, encumbering wedding dresses and even full-body zenta suits, these warriors assembled in the early hours of the day. The IBISKA team of 7 runners blended into the crowd,...

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