OPGS Strikes Back!
$4,425 of $8,000 goal
Help keep OPGS in the black! In September 2018, The City of Ottawa was hit by multiple tornadoes causing massive black outs across the city. Over 100,000+ people were without power for many days. Many people lost their homes. That very weekend OPGS 2018 was set up and ready to happen, but unfortunately power never returned. OPGS 2018, in it's silent glory, had to be torn down having never opened it's doors to the public.
"All of the funds will be used to reimburse those who put down some serious dollars to make the show happen. These people know how much they put in, and can make that public if they so choose, but I'll respect their privacy and leave that to them.
If by any miraculous chance the funds collected exceed the amount I'm indebted to those individuals, the remainder will be donated to a relief fund to those who lost their homes. I lost a years work, they lost a lifetime of heirlooms and sentimental items. I would never feel comfortable accepting charitable donations when others were affected in far more devastating ways. " ~ Josh
I've started this campaign with a $1000 goal, but will increase this amount if needed. Time to dig deep into your pockets and help out!
Running this GoFundMe on his behalf was a really heart-opening experience for me. I never expected to grow as a person when I started this campaign, but your willingness to help was incredible! I would personally like to thank you all. ~ THANK YOU!
I have already forwarded all of your donations and comments to Josh. I know he will put every cent of those donations to good use. He has already secured the venue for OPGS2019 so put it in your calendar's!
I hope to see you there!
~ Tim (Fifty)
The generosity I am seeing truly stirs up emotions in me. It is so fantastic to see the community rallying behind this show.
I am adding a photo and video of what might have been... OPGS 2018 in it's silent glory. All pins plugged in and ready to go - lit only by emergency lighting.
Mother Nature just wasn't having it. Power never returned to the venue and the show was unable to proceed.