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We Spent This Spring Cooking and Bowling for Charity

At DS Plumbing, we’re big believers in being active in our community.

Whether it’s a sponsorship, a donation, or participating in an event, we always try to give something back throughout the year.

This spring, we’ve been very busy. When we weren’t completing plumbing repairs and installations, we were cooking and bowling all over town.

The Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue Chili Cook-Off

This is an event we’ve sponsored before, and we couldn’t wait to do it again.


Wendy and Dave served up some tasty eats.

At the 5th annual Chili Cook-Off in March, we both sponsored and participated in the event. We sampled (and served) some fantastic chili. There was also a 50/50 draw, silent auction, cash bar, bake sale, and live entertainment.


Part of a chili cook-off is sampling, which Dave did very well.

Altogether, the event raised about $3,000, and we couldn’t be happier!

As big animal lovers, we love the work the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue (OSCatR) is doing. They focus on finding stray cats in the Ottawa area and either finding them homes, or providing population management for cats too feral to be indoors. You can learn more about this organization here.

The Ten Oaks Bowl-a-Thon

There’s a reason this event is called a FUNdraiser – we had a blast!


We embraced our colorful side in support of LGBTQ+ youth in our community.

The Ten Oaks Bowl-a-Thon is hosted in support of the organization, which helps connect LGBTQ+ youth to their supporters, and provides funding for the Ten Oaks summer camp. This summer camp is the only one of its kind in Canada, and focuses on creating a space for LGBTQ+ youth to feel accepted and celebrated through play and other activities.

This year the goal was to raise $45,000 to help send kids to camp – and thanks to all the wonderful teams, Ten Oaks met it!

We helped them reach that goal by wearing fun costumes (see Dave’s colorful cat tail), completing silly challenges, and raising money on behalf of our team.


Dave showed off both his colourful tail and his bowling skills.

Learn more about the Ten Oaks project, and how you can help >

Thanks to Your Support, We Can Support Others

We want to thank all of our amazing customers for their continuous support. Without it, we couldn’t give back to our community as much as we do.

Learn More About DS Plumbing’s Community Involvement


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