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Posted on: May 4th, 2011 by David Burton No Comments

Have you signed up to take part in this year’s Race Weekend that takes place on May 27, 28 & 29?  Woulds you like to be a sponsor?

The annual Ottawa Race Weekend is one of Canada’s most prestigious race events and attracts runners from across Canada and around the world.Events include the marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5k and the Family 2K as well as the wheelchair race and the Y Kids Marathon. Race Weekend organizers encourage walkers in all the events and many participants use the occasion to fundraise for a particular cause.

For the Race Weekend the Ottawa Hospital Foundation has a campaign titled Run For A Cause which encourages race participants to raise money for the hospital and its various departments. Many members of OAPWS have joined the Stuttering Treatment Clinic Team to raise funds for the Marie Poulos Bursary Fund. This fund enables qualified individual to attend therapy programs at the Clinic.

The Bursary Fund is named in honour of Marie Poulos, a speech-language pathologist who worked at the Clinic from 1979 until she was tragically killed in a car accident in 1991.

The Race Weekend is the Clinic’s main annual fundraiser. Last year it raised over $2000 and this year the team’s goal is $5000. With your involvement and assistance we can make this year’s fundraising a success.  (more…)


Posted on: May 4th, 2011 by David Burton No Comments

A memorial gathering in honour of Marie Poulos will be held on the grounds of Ottawa’s Rehabilitation Centre, Ottawa General Hospital on Sunday May 15 at 2:00 pm.  Marie was a speech language pathologist who worked at the Rehab Centre’s Stuttering Treatment Clinic from 1979 until she was tragically killed in a car accident in 1991. She was 36.

She was much loved and is still remembered by the hundreds of clients whose lives she touched through her work as a speech therapist.  Norm McEwen who took therapy from Marie says “Marie took me from a person who was entirely dependent on others to do my speaking for me, to a person who could finally speak for himself, whether it be at home, at work, or in social circumstances. It was like I was reborn.”

Marie was also well respected by her colleagues and was well known as the co-author of “Facilitating Fluency” a manual of “Transfer Strategies for Adult Stuttering Treatment Programs.”

A tree in her memory was planted on the grounds of the Rehab Centre in 1992.  The Marie Poulos Bursary Fund, which was established after her passing, provides financial assistance for Ontario residents to attend intensive and semi-intensive programs at the Stuttering Treatment Clinic which is located at the Rehab Centre, Ottawa General Hospital. (more…)

Reminder: Movie Night, Friday March 11, 7pm

Posted on: March 8th, 2011 by Stewart No Comments

A reminder that this Friday at 7pm there will be a special screening of The King’s Speech at Ottawa Family Cinema. Winner of four Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay), this is an excellent opportunity to see this inspiring film– either for the first time, or to enjoy it again.



Posted on: February 13th, 2011 by Norm McEwen No Comments

The Marie Poulos Bursary Fund is available to Ontario residents who do not have access to private insurance or personal funding to attend intensive and semi-intensive programs at the Ottawa Stuttering Treatment Clinic. The clinic is located in the Rehab Centre at the Ottawa General Hospital and is only one of three such facilities in Canada to offer intensive therapy programs for people who stutter.  Funds for the bursary are obtained through donations and fundraising activities, such as partnering in the showing of films and promoting of concerts.  We also speak to organization that wish to know more about stuttering and some of the therapies involved in treatment who in turn may see fit to make a donation, small or large, to the bursary; however, the making of a donation is not mandatory for us to speak to groups. (more…)

Benefit Concert

Posted on: November 15th, 2010 by admin No Comments

Benefit Concert for The Stuttering Treatment Clinic of the Ottawa Hospital – by David Burton

On Friday August 27th the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre held a benefit concert at Carleton University for its Stuttering Treatment Clinic.

The concert featured performances by pianist John Kofi Dapaach, the Capital City Chorus Quartet Polaris and a String Quartet of students from Carleton’s music program.


Benefit Concert Announcement

Posted on: August 15th, 2010 by admin No Comments

The Stuttering Treatment Clinic will be having a benefit concert on August 27th! There's a great evening of entertainment planned, including performances by pianist John Kofi Dapaah, rock singer/songwriter/guitarist Sabrina Fallah, and special guests, the Capital City Chorus quartet, Polaris.

The benefit concert will be held at Studio A, 9th floor, Loeb Building at Carlton University. (Find this location on Google Maps here) The evening starts at 7pm; tickets at the door ($15).