An Oldie

‘Engaging” seems to take a lot of paperwork!

Want to have a raffle? Check out http://www.toronto.ca/gaming/raffle.htm. What you didn’t know is that there are a lot of illegal raffles….

How about creating a charity? 18 months, a fair amount of $ and a potential ‘no’ later…. http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/nfpinc/charities.asp#incorporating

Want to inspire people across Canada to donate to your cause? Careful careful, you’ll have to register in all the other provinces, too. http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/guides/guide4.asp

Maneuvering through the legalities surrounding not for profit registration, tax write-offs, liabilities,  donations in Ontario, donations outside of Ontario, even raffles is a full time job all in itself.

It has definitely had an influenced on our journey, at least regarding its scope.  Thank god for those who are playing devils advocate and pointing potential disasters out to us. Who knew giving could be SO frustrating!

And yet there is something to be said about going with the flow. So far, most challenges have bowed down to our passion and our determination to make a dream come true. So far it seems that our intentions are in the flow and working with us, not against us. So far, the challenges are a blessing in disguise.

Next: Finding someone who will give up their LCD or Flat Screen TV for the weekend for the Motorcycle Show – now THAT’S a challenge!

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