PPO Celebrates 45 Years!


PPO staff prepare for a night of magic and many red feathers!

Magic Boxes was a celebration for the many achievements in sexual and reproductive health since the
organization's founding in 1964!   The event, held November 19 at Hintonburg's Cube Gallery, attracted 90 patrons and raised $11,000 for PPO.  The highlight of the evening was an auction of 45 unique pieces of art created by Canadian artists and celebrities, which were amazing in their variety and creativity.

Here's to Another 45 Years!


Planned Parenthood Ottawa would like to thank:

the wonderful Ian Capstick and MediaStyle for designing the event
Zen Kitchen for their truly amazing hors d'oeuvres
Kimothy Walker our host and ringmaster
event patrons Maureen McTeer and Catherine Clark
James MacDougall for his beautiful publicity design
Don Monet and Cube Gallery for hosting the event
Hooperella, for her amazing performance
all of our artists, whose beautiful boxes were really the star of the show  (view the complete list here)
and everyone who volunteered their time to make the event a huge success!

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More pictures!


Hooperella performs with fire fans in front of Cube Gallery.  (Photo copyright Jonathan M. Taillefer)


Just a few of the Magic Boxes, and the red feathers!    (Photo copyright Jonathan M. Taillefer)



Event Patrons Catherine Clark and Maureen McTeer with PPO Board President MaryAnn Notarianni.  (Photo copyright 2009, Caroline Philips, The Ottawa Citizen.)



PPO volunteer Lauren Dobson-Hughes resists the temptation to eat all the Zen Kitchen cupcakes herself!