For immediate release Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ottawa, ON – The next edition of the CTV Amazing People Gala (APGala) was announced for fall 2015 last night. It was a packed evening featuring a few words from CTV Regional Vice President Richard Gray, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa Centre MPP and Minister Yasir Naqvi.


Kimothy Walker and Eric Collard’s new endeavour, the Ottawa Media Group or OMG for short, was officially launched and they have agreed to make their corporate charities the ones that are supported by the APGala.

The incredible APGala team of new Chair Kimothy, Lucie Vignola, Paula Street, Heather Gilmour, Denise Siele, Michelle Kay, Peggy Taillon and new additions Stefan Keyes & Beverley De Lallo are preparing another magical evening for all the attendees.

We announced an ambitious fundraising goal of $150,000 dollars, which would bring the total to $300,000 over three galas. The main charities SchoolBOX and Hera Mission remain with us and we are adding three charities. These new charities are:

  • Project North – founded by a member of Ottawa Media Group, and an Amazing Person last season, the incredible Michelle Valberg. Project North supplies hockey equipment to communities in the North
  • Ryan’s Well, founded by one of our first Amazing People winners Ryan Hreljac, it now supplies clean water in Africa to an incredible 800,000 people
  • Miracle League, an accessible baseball diamond being built in Ottawa’s east end so all children can play ball and is supported by the Ottawa Champions, their President David Gourlay and the NAC’s Rosemary Thompson.


As part of the event, there was also an “OMG, you are amazing” t-shirt campaign launched in collaboration with Gala sponsor Tees for the People. You can see the shirts being worn by some Committee members. Supporters can get their very own, with all proceeds going to the Gala charities, by visiting http://teesforthepeople.com/products/you-are-amazing-omg

If you got a card with a code on it at the launch last night, go to http://teesforthepeople.com/products/omg-you-are-amazing

We’re very excited and we hope you join us for the next edition in 2015 and for our lead-up events!

For more information, please contact:

Eric Collard / Kimothy Walker
613-878-0180 / 613-859-3753