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Help us run Wild for Food and Farmers!
May 24-25, 2014

Thanks to our R4B Ottawa volunteers who raised over $11,000 to support our work with seed-saving farmers in Ethiopia, and SPECIAL THANKS to the 44 Algonquin College students, faculty and staff who joined us!

Are you a Runner or Walker?
We’re looking for dedicated supporters to Walk or Run for Biodiversity in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend marathon, half marathon, 10 km, 5 km or 2 km races.

If you’d like to support USC’s work with seed-saving farmers by running or walking, please send an email to David Rain at to receive detailed information.

  • All R4B-Ottawa runners and walkers who commit to raising $100 will receive a specially-designed Run for Biodiversity T-shirt in appreciation for their fundraising efforts.
  • As a special thank you, the top 10 R4B-Ottawa fundraisers will be registered for free!

Where will Donations go?
All donations will go to support USC’s work with seed-saving farmers in remote regions of the East African country of Ethiopia.

Our R4B-Ottawa goal is to raise $12,500 to support the community-based agricultural, biodiversity and environmental initiatives of our local partner, EOSA, the Ethio-Organic Seed Action.

EOSA works with women and men farmers to help ensure they have a diverse and healthy seed supply in order to grow nutrititous food for their families.

Why Run or Walk for Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is all about food and farmers. It’s the earth’s life-support system, and nature’s brilliant insurance policy against disaster. If something fails, there’s a back-up plan: Biodiversity! Much is at stake for us all, and in a real sense, USC is helping farmers plant the Seeds of our very Survival

Thanks for Making a Difference!
Thanks to your generous support, USC Canada is able to help Ethiopian farmers grow more food for their families, and to bring about lasting change in East Africa.

Please feel free let others know about this too. We’re hoping this year’s Run will have “legs!”

2 Responses to “R4B-Ottawa”
  1. Helen Silverstein says:

    I would like to sponsor Jane Foo who is running for your org in Ottawa but can’t seem to find out how to get to her page…………

    please advise,


  2. USC Canada says:

    Hi Helen!

    Here is a link to a form for sponsors.

    You can go there, select the race Jane will be running. Under “I want to support” check off “A specific R4B Participant” and write her name in the space provided.

    Thanks for your support!

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