2024 Ottawa Race Weekend


Under the Cowboy Hat: A Story of Love and Legacy

John Masson was a quiet and reserved man with a love for westerns and a penchant for cowboy hats. Born on May 12, 1930 in Ottawa, he lived a life marked by love, family, and duty. John's granddaughter, Danielle McCarthy, is participating in the Ottawa Race Weekend as a Team Perley Health member looking to ensure other Seniors and Veterans get the same care that her Pépère received while living at Perley Health.

Read John's Story Here!


You don't have to run to show your support

If running isn't for you that is okay! You don't have to participate in the race to support the fundraising team. Donate to a runner or to the team as a whole and leave a motivating message! 



A Journey of Service: From Miliarty Nursing to Supporting Perley Health

Perley Health Team member, Karen Reed, is participating in the Ottawa Race Weekend for her 4th year in a row! Born into an Army family, Karen's upbringing instilled a deep appreciation for the care of Veterans. After training as a Registered Nurse in Kingston, Ontario, she worked at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital before joining the Canadian Armed Forces. Her postings took her across Canada, from CFB Edmonton to CFS Gypsumville in Manitoba, where she gained invaluable nursing experience.

Read Karen's Story Here


One Family’s Passion for Music Steeped in Military Tradition

“I’m really excited to be walking for Perley Health at this year’s Ottawa Race Weekend,” says Tracy Holmes, Annual Giving Officer at the Perley Health Foundation. “My family has a history of military service, and I will be walking in honour of my Mom and Dad.”

Read Tracy's Story Here!



Feel free to stop by the Foundation Office, email us at foundation@perleyhealth.ca or give us a call at 613-526-7173 if you have any questions!