Riding on Hope - October 2013

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October, 2013
 

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It's getting cold outside!

With our cycling and performing tour on the road, the chilly October weather will certainly be a challenge for them in the upcoming weeks. If everyone reading this could send warm thoughts and positive vibes of freshly baked apple pie, cuddling around campfires, and warm, dry socks to our cycling heroes out West, I'm sure they would much appreciate the sentiment! Make sure you check out what they are up to by following them on twitter, or sign up for their Notes From The Road. Personal favourite Tweets so far:         — WestCoastTour (@OteshaOnTour) September 18, 2013
IMPACT Plus! 

Our IMPACT! Plus 3-day sustainability tour just finished up this past weekend, with our participants going on to the second portion of the program with The Natural Step Canada, CISED, and HUB Ottawa. We're happy to announce the tour was a huge success! As a mobile sustainable community, our participants travelled around the Ottawa area meeting inspiring people, and bonding as a team, preparing for what will be an unforgettable weekend on Oct. 4-6. Check out pictures of their adventures on our Facebook Page photo albums. Good luck next week!
 

Upcoming Events
 
You're invited: Organic Affair OttawaOAO final invite

Our big annual fundraiser is coming up again in Ottawa. Our famous Organic Affair will be at The Library and Archives in Ottawa on November 12 starting at 6:30PM.   Come celebrate the successes of Otesha, and make sure to come out. Delicious snacks and warm beverages will be provided at the event.
Don't miss this unforgettable event!
 








 

 
News at Otesha HQ
 
Welcome Canada World Youth!

We would like to welcome our annual Canada World Youth interns, Josephine Wambui and Henry Benoit to our Otesha office team! They will be helping us out for the next 3 months. The entire staff team is looking forward to getting to know them and their exciting life stories in the next few months. Here is a small tidbit about them. Welcome!

Henry Benoit Henry bio pic
Henry is volunteering with The Otesha Project as part of the Canada World Youth (CWY) program.  Henry was born in France, he grew up in Montreal, and moved to Germany in 2005. He returned to Canada in 2013 for the CWY project. Henry is interested in learning about Otesha's organisational structure and will volunteer for the organisation from September-November 2013.


Josephine WambuiJosephine bio pic
Josephine is Kenyan and was born in a place called Kiambu county. Josephine finished high school in 2011 and joined KENVO (Kijabe Environment Volunteers Organisation) which works closely with Canada World Youth (CWY). KENVO deals with treeplanting, bee keeping, and forest rehabilitation. Through her volunteer participation in KENVO Josephine was selected to participate in CWY, which has brought her to Ottawa to volunteer for The Otesha Project.   Josephine's hobbies are travelling, reading novels, hanging out with friends and cooking.
 
 
Opportunities! 

Otesha Marketing Coordinator

The Otesha Project is seeking a competent and enthusiastic Otesha Marketing Coordinator.  The successful candidate will join The Otesha Project as a member of a 5 person staff team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the organization's marketing campaign, working with Otesha staff and Board of Directors on implementing Otesha's 2014 strategic plan and building partnerships that increase Otesha's profile.  Click her to vew more details and to apply! 

 

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Peace and Bike Grease,
Austin, Kayla, Matt, Elly, Doug, Josephine, and Henry


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