The Blue Door Gala, named after the blue front door that opens into the Mission’s 35 Waller St. building, attracted 570 guests in 2019 and grossed $238,000. Then the COVID-19 pandemic came along and put a kibosh on large gatherings, causing organizers to rejig their format to a virtual one. Organizers hope to raise $300K to help hungry and homeless as event sponsors match up to $95K in donations
Caivan is proud to be the presenting sponsor, supporting Blue Door since the beginning, which was represented at the launch by Senior Vice-President Jonathan Wiseman.
The doors of opportunity will be opening Nov. 6 for more than a dozen men and women graduating from The Ottawa Mission’s Food Services and Training Program with the skills they need to work in a commercial kitchen.