Why does RECOVERY MATTER so much?

What would happen if you became seriously ill? Not physically, but Financially to you, your family and your business?

Recovering Physically is only the first part. The vision of Recovery Matters is to help local families and business owners who are struggling emotionally and financially with the effects of dealing with a critical illness. Our goal is to reach out to these families and help make the road to recovery a little easier, by raising money and providing financial guidance to help them get back on their feet.

Recovery Matters ­– Heroes Helping Heroes is our initiative. We are asking local business owners and employees to be the everyday heroes to help people recover in our community. To achieve this goal, we are actively partnering with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, who will put money raised directly into the hands of these local families.




Heroes Challenge

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 3rd & 4th, 2017
OCR Academy, 1140 Morrison Drive, Unit 106B, Ottawa
Heats run all day from 9am to 7pm both days

The Recovery Matters Heroes Challenge is a fun and exciting obstacle course that will challenge your mental and physical resiliency. Through your Team Entry or Business Sponsorship, your organization will enter a team (or multiple teams) who will compete against other local businesses and professionals. To keep the competitive spirit going, the course is timed, recorded, and the kept under lock and key. Results will be announced at the Recovery Matters Reception & Networking Event.



Teams of 5 people @ $150.00/person = $750.00 per team


  • One team entry into the Recovery Matters Heroes Challenge


  • 5 tickets to the Recovery Matters Reception & Networking Event
  • 1 hour of complimentary training from OCR Academy www.obstacletraining.ca


  • 5 tickets to the Recovery Matters Reception & Networking Event
  • 1 hour of complimentary training from OCR Academy www.obstacletraining.ca
  • The video of your team competing in the Hero’s Challenge. The video will be fully customized, including logos, branding, and audio track discussing what it means to your business to give back to the community.

The Recovery Matters Heroes Challenge will consist of heats throughout the day into the evening. This event is an amazing team-building opportunity. We’ll be promoting it online, via social media and on the radio to enhance your business hero status.

Recovery Matters Reception

& Networking Event

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Innovation Centre, 7 Bayview Road, Ottawa
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Doors open for Networking at 6:00 pm)


Which Ottawa business will claim bragging rights as the winner of The Recovery Matters Hero’s challenge?


We will all find out together at The Recovery Matters Reception & Networking Event. The teams with the top times will be announced, and will face off “live” in heats on the big screen. We’ll celebrate reaching our fundraising goals, and honour the local families we’re helping.

Stuffy Gala? Not a chance!! This will be a casual event to make sure we pass the maximum amount of funds raised on to the families who need them.

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Thank You to our Amazing Sponsors!


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Plus Sponsor


Event Host


Video Sponsor

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Joanne Kudakiewicz

Joanne Kudakiewicz


More to come…

Stayci Keetch

Stayci Keetch

Creative Director

Stayci is the creative director for Recovery Matters, which gives the event it’s interactive video twist!  As the CEO and Creative Director of Eyes On Ottawa, Stayci has more than a 17 years of experience in video production and Web management. She worked for YTV and made TV shows for HGTV and The Food Network Canada. Stayci brings a balanced, practical and seasoned approach to marketing for businesses. She knows how to tell an authentic story through video, and how your customers will use the web to find what they are looking for. This combination of insight and experience means she can truly help you build relationships with your customers, and increase your sales.

Stayci’s approach to helping you do business is different from a traditional production company. Her vision is to make professional video services that scale to meet your needs. She connects customers to businesses, and uses video to show customers the real story behind every product and entrepreneur.

Stayci’s vision for Recovery Matters was created when she saw the passion and drive Erin and Joanne had for the project. Being able to create a unique event to give back with and work with these powerhouse women, was an opportunity of a lifetime.

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