Success Stories

Sons of Scotland Concert


Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association Benefit Concert – This Scottish concert is presented by the Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association each Fall. This annual event has been held since our chapter became the Sons of Scotland’s official charity in 1988 with proceeds to benefit the programs and services of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. The most recent concert held on October 19, 2013 also celebrated the concert’s 25th Anniversary for the Alzheimer Society’s benefit.

“Sweet Memories”


An event hosted by Hala Al-Madi  in memory of someone very special to her … her Aunt Alya … for the Alzheimer Society’s benefit.

In her own words:

“For two weeks I have been painting, baking, decorating and hosting in support of the Alzheimer Society Ottawa and Renfrew County – all in memory of my Aunt Alya.

I am proud to say that with the help of so many generous people in our lives (family, colleagues, friends) I have just exceeded the $2,000 mark! My Sweet Memories fundraiser has been an amazing success this year, and I do it in memory of a woman who has been a pillar in my life from the day I was born.

  • I do it -frankly- to try to cope with the loss of a big part of my life.
  • I do it to remember the person and not the disease…
  • I do it to honour only a fraction of what she excelled at, and to celebrate the enigma that she also was…
  • I do it in the hopes that the agony that families go through will be somewhat relieved by an organisation like the Alzheimer Society.”