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It's a $1M win for Cancer Champions Breakfast in support of Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Sep 17, 2020
Annual event raises most amount of money to date despite switching to a virtual format due to COVID-19 pandemic
Virtual breakfast brings home the bacon for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
Sep 15, 2020
Funds raised from event will help compensate for nonprofit organization's cancellation of numerous fundraisers due to COVID-19
Nonprofit Christie Lake Kids shows small business the love with inclusive campaign
Sep 10, 2020
Help Us — Help Them — Help Us initiative supports struggling business community and CLK's efforts to enrich lives of vulnerable youth
Ottawa philanthropist and community builder Dave Smith passes away at age 87
Sep 4, 2020
Smith was founder and honorary chair of Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre that helps youth and family members with addiction, mental health and counselling services
Michael Maidment brings 'skill, expertise and passion' as new CEO of Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Sep 3, 2020
Nonprofit leader to promote Cancer Foundation's support for local research and essential cancer coaching programs for cancer patients and their families.
Rise and shine! It's time to raise $1M for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Sep 1, 2020
Popular benefit was originally slated to take place in May but had to be rescheduled due to COVID-19.
Ottawa business leaders raise more than $225K for Lebanon Disaster Relief Fundraiser
Aug 27, 2020
“Everyone really came together,” organizer Charlie Saikaley told OBJ.social during Wednesday night's event.
How Carole Saad and Sharon House are breathing new life into struggling event industry
Aug 18, 2020
Business competitors are banding together to help organizations hold social gatherings while respecting public health rules.
Cornerstone's Purple Tie Gala to go virtual with jam-packed evening of talent, inspiration and fun
Aug 11, 2020
Fundraiser in support of local women's shelter looks to maintain momentum from last year's inaugural edition despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Families are counting on us’: Former music retailer Stephen Bleeker finds new rewards as home-care entrepreneur
Jul 10, 2020
'Knowing the difference that we can make in people’s lives is a huge responsibility; it weighs on me much more than I thought it would.'
Former nurse's passion for birds takes flight with new Wild Birds Unlimited store in Kanata
Jun 26, 2020
Retail shop to serve as community hub by bringing people and nature together through hobby of backyard bird feeding
COVID-19 crisis can't sink Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala
Jun 18, 2020
Organizers bring fundraiser to sponsors, ticket holders through food, drinks, activities and virtual auction
Ottawa entrepreneur Amanda Ruddy looks to use fledgling business to help residents ‘feel connected’ during trying times
Jun 10, 2020
‘I want to help spark a little joy and creativity’
Lianne Laing hired as new executive director of University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation
Jun 3, 2020
Former TV host brings more than 20 years' experience of community outreach and storytelling to new role
From coat check to CEO: Adam Joiner promoted to lead Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
May 26, 2020
New chief executive sets sights on leading non-profit organization to even greater heights
Queensway Carleton post a ‘dream’ job for fundraising veteran Shannon Gorman
May 25, 2020
After decades of hard work and hustle, Shannon Gorman finds herself exactly where she wants to be
‘I wanted to do more and I wanted to do it better’
Apr 8, 2020
Three decades on, CEO Kathryn Tremblay writes new chapter for excelHR
Owners of Ottawa convention centre, hotels offer properties for ad-hoc hospital, self-isolation amid COVID-19
Mar 25, 2020
Infinity Convention Centre laid off staff Monday while four of five hotels, under same ownership, continue to run
CHEO Foundation reacts to COVID-19 by shifting toward online fundraising for region's only children's hospital
Mar 23, 2020
23rd annual CHEO For The Kids gala dinner among numerous springtime charity events and activities to be cancelled or postponed in Ottawa
Hotels among businesses helping Shepherds of Good Hope despite being 'decimated' by COVID-19
Mar 20, 2020
Members of Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association have been dropping off food for non-profit organization dedicated to serving homeless men and women
Love Local Delivery food service aims to help Ottawa restaurants in tough times
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak has led to restaurants and bars shutting down with the exception of takeout, delivery services
Heart & Crown gets into St. Paddy's Day mood with annual Irish Canadian Luncheon for Bruyère
Mar 14, 2020
You can’t keep the Irish down, that much was clear at the annual Irish Canadian Luncheon hosted Friday, March 13 by the Heart & Crown in the ByWard Market.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP focuses on diversity at International Women's Day luncheon
Mar 12, 2020
Guest speaker Komal Minhas takes advantage of video-conferencing option to curb coronavirus concerns
Royal Ottawa Foundation's Inspiration Awards honour Liz Manley and fellow mental health advocates
Mar 7, 2020
Gala evening hosted by CTV's Ben Mulroney, Megan Shaw raises $500K for patient care, mental health research
Entrepreneur Catherine Clark delivers keynote address at mayor's International Women's Day breakfast
Mar 6, 2020
Annual event celebrates social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout history and in modern day
Ottawa chefs remain 'unsung heroes' of Taste For Hope culinary benefit for Shepherds of Good Hope
Mar 5, 2020
Non-profit organization to open a brand new 42-unit supportive housing facility on Montreal Road this fall
Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation celebrates success of $100-million capital campaign
Mar 2, 2020
Funds helped world-class facility for cardiovascular care with construction costs, new equipment, research and Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre
Ottawa youth take right steps to musical success at 2020 Viennese Winter Ball
Mar 1, 2020
Proceeds from elegant arts benefit to help more young people foster knowledge and appreciation for music
Women Against Multiple Sclerosis luncheon comes to Ottawa, honours PwC partner Ellen Corkery-Dooher
Feb 29, 2020
A well-respected partner with PwC who went public last year with her multiple sclerosis condition was honoured Friday at an inaugural luncheon hosted by the MS Society of Canada
14th Annual Foodie Fundraiser for Harmony House helps women, children rebuild violent-free lives
Feb 28, 2020
Proceeds to help Ottawa's only second-stage shelter with much-needed upgrades to wireless networking technology and security camera systems
A wonderland of fun at Ottawa Children's Gala for CHEO
Feb 23, 2020
Alice and her zany collection of friends played a starring role in this year’s Ottawa Children’s Gala, held Saturday night at the Infinity Convention Centre
RBC announces $350K gift at launch party for Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala
Feb 19, 2020
One of the best things about attending Ottawa Riverkeeper functions is that they're always within sight of the Ottawa River, the beautiful and powerful body of water that the grassroots charity is
30th annual Ski For Kids reaches new heights with $410K raised for CHEO, Children's Aid Foundation
Feb 14, 2020
Hundreds of supporters from Ottawa business community participate in popular fundraiser at Mont Ste. Marie
Ottawa’s Lianne Laing finds new lease on life in post-TV career
Feb 13, 2020
Left tired and ‘uninspired’ by broadcasting gig, former morning show host gains new sense of purpose with health- and wellness-focused podcast
Confidential Cabaret arts benefit for GCTC and Ottawa Arts Council is full of laughs and surprises
Feb 13, 2020
Cast members are put to the test as they take to the stage together for their first time, without prior group rehearsals
Women's Business Network of Ottawa announces 12 award finalists during sold-out cocktail reception
Feb 11, 2020
Final four winners of a Businesswoman of the Year Award to be revealed at gala dinner on April 23rd
uOttawa law students make mental health a priority at Ottawa Law Classic
Feb 9, 2020
Third annual charity hockey game for DIFD (Do If For Daron) raises highest amount to date
Kaleidoscope of Hope Soirée offers fun, frivolity while shining spotlight on youth mental health
Feb 8, 2020
Canada has third-highest youth suicide rate in industrialized world; one in five Ontario youth suffers mental health problems
An evening of traditional Cape Breton fiddle music in support of St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa
Feb 7, 2020
Proceeds go toward programs that enhance care and contribute to health and well-being of residents at long-term care home
Puppy love: Ottawa Senators, business community come to the aid of homeless and abandoned dogs
Feb 4, 2020
Second annual benefit dinner raises $34,000 for Ottawa-based, volunteer-run Freedom Dog Rescue
Learning the mantra for success from Pure Yoga, Pure Kitchen founders at Telfer School of Management dinner
Feb 2, 2020
Annual ‘Toast to Success’ business dinner hosted by student-run The Entrepreneurs’ Club at National Arts Centre
28th Annual Skifest bombs past $2-million mark in total funds raised for Ronald McDonald House Ottawa
Jan 31, 2020
Ski event remains largest single fundraiser for local charity that gives out-of-town families dealing with a sick child a place to stay close to CHEO
Terry Matthews, Teron family, Daniel Alfredsson support ForeverGreen Gala to protect Kanata greenspace
Jan 29, 2020
Inaugural gala raises funds for Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition's fight against redevelopment of Kanata Golf and Country Club
Parliament Hill crowd attends male-driven benefit in support of ovarian cancer research
Jan 24, 2020
What emerged from a recent three-blokes-at-a-bar night was a fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Canada held this past Thursday
Get ready to dance the night away at Ottawa's Viennese Winter Ball
Jan 23, 2020
Ambassador Stefan Pehringer hosts Austrian embassy reception for organizers, sponsors of upcoming event
Ottawa 67's game shoots to draw students from India who could fill local high-tech talent shortage
Jan 22, 2020
First-time event combines hockey and high-tech with Bollywood at TD Place arena
Ottawa family keeps daughter's spirit alive at Maddy's Gala while raising funds for Roger Neilson House
Jan 19, 2020
Growing popularity of annual benefit results in most successful night for pediatric respite and palliative care home
Taste in the Glebe: a mid-winter fundraiser worth bundling up and leaving your house for
Jan 17, 2020
Annual benefit draws sold-out crowd for neighbourly night of food and drinks at Glebe Community Centre
Jewish Federation of Ottawa's Emerging Gen builds support through Chanukah Ball
Dec 15, 2019
Social evening with young professionals helps to strengthen Jewish programs and services
Ottawa chefs, business community raise $50K-plus at Grinch Dinner for Shepherds of Good Hope
Dec 12, 2019
Nine area chefs donate time and food for benefit dinner to help provide 42,000 meals for homeless this winter
Calling all foodies: Embassy of France, Beckta dining & wine to partner for Goût de France benefit dinner
Dec 10, 2019
Embassy hosts launch reception to promote upcoming global celebration of French gastronomy
Howard Fine Jewellers co-owner Stephanie Appotive shares pearls of wisdom for modern retail
Dec 9, 2019
A second-generation member of Ottawa’s first family of jewelry retail, Stephanie Appotive shines in her role as co-owner of Howard Fine Jewellers
Three cheers for Christmas Cheer Breakfast for raising more than $106K for charity
Dec 6, 2019
Ontario Premier Doug Ford made an appearance at this year's Christmas Cheer Breakfast, which was narrowly saved from cancellation thanks to MPP Lisa MacLeod
100 Women Who Care Ottawa stronger than ever as it passes $200K-mark in donations
Dec 2, 2019
Nearly 70 local charities have received funds from all-female philanthropic group over past five years
Make-A-Wish launches 24 Days of Wishes holiday campaign
Dec 1, 2019
More than 195 area children with life-threatening medical conditions on waiting list to have wishes granted
MBM IP Law recognizes 25-year anniversary in Ottawa with patent-worthy party
Nov 29, 2019
It’s no trade secret: MBM Intellectual Property Law had much to celebrate at a well-attended reception it hosted Thursday night to mark its quarter-of-a-century milestone in Ottawa
Trees of Hope for CHEO at the Fairmont Château Laurier makes it official: the holiday season is here
Nov 26, 2019
Hundreds gather for annual tree lighting ceremony and auction in support of Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ashbury Ball nets roughly $250K for student financial assistance and school's new state-of-the-art science wing
Nov 24, 2019
Ashbury College, a 700-student private school located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Rockcliffe Park, attracted some 350 attendees to its signature event
Cheers to the Boys and Girls Club's new Great Canadian Pub Night
Nov 23, 2019
Inaugural fundraiser brings crowds together in pub setting for fun and friendly night of food, music and drinks
Hope for Bahamas food and beverage benefit raises more than $60K for hurricane-affected area
Nov 22, 2019
As areas of The Bahamas continue to recover from Hurricane Dorian, Ottawa has been blessed with its own force of nature: groups of concerned residents wanting to help
ODS's 7th Annual President's Gala brings Ottawa dentists together for collegial and celebratory dinner
Nov 18, 2019
Just as one might expect, there were a lot of perfectly straight, white smiles at the Ottawa Dental Society’s 7th Annual President’s Gala held at the Shaw Centre on Saturday night
World Trivia Night raises $55K to help Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa improve lives of at-risk youth
Nov 16, 2019
Current Jeopardy! champ Andrew Thomson among 1,350 attendees to participate in 25th anniversary event
The Ottawa Mission's Blue Door Gala more than doubles last year's proceeds to raise $238K
Nov 15, 2019
Fundraiser features inspiring story of troubled young man who redeemed himself through The Mission's Food Services Training Program
Ottawa Philanthropy Awards celebrate extraordinary contributions made by volunteers and donors
Nov 14, 2019
Seven generous and caring individuals, groups and businesses recognized Wednesday night at the 25th Annual AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards
Jewish National Fund of Ottawa's Negev Dinner honours community leaders Sharon and David Appotive
Nov 12, 2019
Not even the first big early-season snowfall that blanketed our city Monday night could keep 800 people away from the Jewish National Fund of Ottawa’s Negev Dinner
Ottawa Mission lands $100K 'transformational' gift from Malhotra Family Foundation's Share Party
Nov 10, 2019
Ninth annual benefits returns to Andaz Ottawa hotel in ByWard Market in aid of the hungry and homeless
Unlikely Pairing: Adventures in Food Trucks + Fine Wines grows into match made in heaven for Christie Lake Kids
Nov 8, 2019
Sold-out gala raises all-time high of $155K for non-profit organization that improve lives of economically disadvantaged children and youth in Ottawa area
Leaps of faith pay off for Kanata North’s Jamie Petten
Nov 7, 2019
The KNBA boss credits support of family and friends – as well as a strong work ethic – for helping her meet challenges head on
The Royal Ottawa Foundation recognizes 40 mental health leaders to mark its 40th anniversary
Nov 7, 2019
Daniel Alfredsson, Sharon Johnston, John Ruddy, Shirley Greenberg, Gordon Cudney among long list of leaders honoured with a special award
Habitat for Humanity celebrates 25 years of creating more affordable housing options in Ottawa
Nov 3, 2019
14th Annual Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala returns to Shaw Centre for fun night of auctions, prizes, dinner and music
Ottawa Sports Celebrity Dinner with NFL legend Barry Sanders scores big for Soloway JCC, OrKidstra
Oct 29, 2019
Annual dinner moves to new location, Infinity Convention Centre, and attracts crowd of 800-plus
Ottawa Hospital 'on cusp of something very big', predicts retiring CEO Dr. Jack Kitts at research gala
Oct 27, 2019
Outgoing Ottawa Hospital CEO gave a positive and inspiring message about the future of health care in the capital
Rolling the dice against cancer at Welch LLP Grand Casino night for Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Oct 27, 2019
Fourth annual fundraiser supports cancer-coaching programs and clinical trials and research into deadly disease
Mark Motors revs it up into party mode to celebrate new west-end dealership and 60-year anniversary
Oct 24, 2019
If odometers measured years instead of mileage, they'd have reached 60 for Mark Motors Group, a top luxury car dealership in Ottawa
Boxing behemoth Fight for the Cure raises $522K for Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Oct 20, 2019
White-collar professionals step into ring to fight after nine months of training and fundraising
Business community gets ready to celebrate in style the research and innovation at The Ottawa Hospital
Oct 18, 2019
Embassy of France hosts VIP reception for organizers and sponsors of The Ottawa Hospital's upcoming gala
Ottawa entrepreneur Jeff Clarke honours dad’s fighting spirit
Oct 17, 2019
Jeff Clarke’s environmental services firm punching above its weight as young CEO builds on late father’s business legacy
Twenty years later, CBRE Ottawa is still going strong — and getting stronger
Oct 17, 2019
Local office of global commercial real estate and investment services firm hosts anniversary party on the eve of Ottawa Real Estate Forum
Infinity Convention Centre dazzles with disco party in support of Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
Oct 12, 2019
Claridge Homes founder Bill Malhotra matches grand total to help raise $102K for mental health cause
Winners of 2019 Ottawa Philanthropy Awards announced at reception hosted by Foundation WCPD
Oct 8, 2019
Seven philanthropy awards to be handed out to individuals, groups and businesses during dinner on November 13th
National Arts Centre goes for gold, raising $765,000 at 50th Anniversary Gala with Sarah McLachlan
Oct 7, 2019
Philanthropists Janice and Earle O'Born make largest gift ever of $10 million to NAC
Lawyers rock out to help the hungry at Ottawa Food Bank
Oct 5, 2019
Rockable Hours benefit pays tribute to the late Ian Kerr, former law prof at uOttawa and supporter of fundraiser
Ottawa Salus sets new record of $165K at annual soirée held at French embassy
Oct 3, 2019
Funds to give increased access to supportive housing and services to "much too long" waiting list of people living with mental illness
Former governor general Michaëlle Jean addresses uOttawa Telfer business students at ELLE Gala
Oct 1, 2019
It was the largest turnout yet for the event, with more than 200 attendees at the Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar in the ByWard Market
Exclusive benefit held at 50 Sussex with living legend Jane Goodall
Sep 29, 2019
World-renowned expert on wild chimpanzees in Africa is honoured with RCGS Gold Medal for her work in environmental awareness and activism
Ottawa doctors perform in hospital scrubs at benefit concert for Bruyère
Sep 27, 2019
Piano-playing physician Carol Wiebe and singing cardiac surgeon Fraser Rubens explore connection between music and medicine
Heart Institute supporters get their 'oompah' on at Bier Markt's Oktoberfest
Sep 26, 2019
It was time to roll out the barrel, roll out the barrel of funds, for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute as a sold-out crowd of supporters gathered at Bier Markt on Wednesday night
Queensway Carleton Hospital's mental health campaign reaps $465K from Harvesting Hope at the Farm Gala
Sep 20, 2019
The gala grossed $464,127 toward the west-end hospital’s $6-million Hopes Rising campaign to expand and renovate its acute mental health unit
Chamberfest Gala 2019 raises more than $125K to help change lives through music
Sep 19, 2019
Benefit dinner and auction aids the Ottawa arts organization and its community engagement and education programming
Ottawa’s Gary Zed bringing his 'A' game to new business venture
Sep 18, 2019
Well-regarded Ottawa tax lawyer leaves Big Four accounting world behind to launch new family enterprise advisory service
Purple Tie Gala for Cornerstone Housing for Women offers glamour, glitz and good times
Sep 15, 2019
Cornerstone Housing for Women’s inaugural Purple Tie Gala was full style and splendour, with a light dose of comic relief, as partygoers turned out to the Ottawa Art Gallery on Saturday n
CLV Group's Mike McCann Memorial charity golf tournament nets $760,000
Sep 13, 2019
The charity golf event raised nearly $760,000 in honour of Ottawa business leader Mike McCann, who passed away in February
Opposites attract at Brookstreet Hotel’s Lumière ‘Fire & Ice’ Charity Gala
Sep 11, 2019
Fire and ice — two opposing elements of nature — are great on their own but put them together and you get something really spectacular, as in the Lumière ‘Fire & Ice’ Charity Gala.
Ottawa Mission promotes signature Blue Door Gala before sponsorship, ticket sales close
Sep 10, 2019
Organizers hold kick-off reception at Thyme & Again for upcoming fall gala at Infinity Convention Centre
Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa reservists demonstrate strong work ethic, leadership for employers
Sep 9, 2019
Primary reserve infantry regiment holds change of command parade over the weekend at Cartier Square Drill Hall
Secret Garden gala helps open doors for kids at Boys and Girls Club
Aug 30, 2019
Inaugural fundraiser features Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein as surprise guest DJ
Light up the Night for Bruyère heads to 50 Sussex for fireworks
Aug 25, 2019
It may be the oldest hospital, with the oldest patients, but Bruyère Continuing Care is out to change the future of aging with new and innovative technologies.
HazloLaw hits it out of park with charity softball game
Aug 22, 2019
Law firm donates prize money from inaugural charity event to Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and CHEO
OSEG Foundation dinner gets kids off the sidelines and onto the fields
Aug 19, 2019
Gourmet on the Gridiron raises funds to provide children and youth the opportunity to play, learn and develop through sports
Westboro Village BIA gives sneak peek at this weekend's FUSE festival
Aug 16, 2019
West-end BIA presents fourth-annual summer street festival full of free entertainment and activities
Ottawa Redblacks Women's Training Camp tackles problem of young girls quitting sports
Jul 28, 2019
If you told the new football recruits seen hustling down the field of TD Place on Friday night that they run like a girl, throw like a girl and even tackle like a girl, it would be a total compliment
Blue ribbon finish for Wesley Clover Parks' equestrian soirée in aid of Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Jul 16, 2019
Organizers have really raised the bar with a creative new soirée that promotes the equestrian sport of show jumping, while also helping out the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Picture-perfect setting for French embassy's Bastille Day
Jul 15, 2019
Embassy hosts outdoor reception for 1,700 guests to celebrate France's national holiday
Mi casa, su casa: OSEG partner Jeff Hunt offers up condo for Redblacks tailgate party for Bruyère
Jul 7, 2019
Bruyère Foundation seeks donations for purchase of medical equipment not funded by provincial government
U.S. Embassy celebrates Fourth of July in Ottawa, Creole and Cajun style
Jul 5, 2019
What a warm reception the U.S. Embassy gave to its Canadian friends during its annual Fourth of July celebrations in Ottawa.
Ottawa Lawn Summer Nights rolls into new season of raising funds for cystic fibrosis research
Jul 4, 2019
Popular fundraiser continues each Wednesday in July at local lawn bowling club
Whoa! New horse-jumping soirée for Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation to feature former Olympian Ian Millar
Jul 3, 2019
Sports celebrities, business leaders, horse-jumping athletes to compete in obstacle course at Wesley Clover Parks
Kichesippi Beer co-founder Paul Meek on a quest to become the 'Ottawa thing'
Jul 2, 2019
Paul Meek has created one of the capital’s most recognizable local beverage brands – although the ‘original goal’ he set out for the brewery nearly a decade ago remains elusive
Ottawa airport unveils plan for tastier terminal with local brands
Jun 27, 2019
Big Rig Brewery, Bridgehead Coffee, La Bottega Nicastro, Zak’s Diner ready to board new concession program
The Fairmont Château Laurier has got a new GM — and he’s shaking things up
Jun 27, 2019
Hotel plans to get its own dog, revamp food and beverage, offer chauffeured car service and extend outdoor patio season
Refugee 613's Kindness of Strangers night shares exceptional stories of hope, compassion and inclusion
Jun 26, 2019
Former governor general David Johnston shared his stories, wisdom and insight with a crowd of about 150 people Tuesday at The Kindness of Strangers fundraiser for Refugee 613
TD Ottawa JazzFest looks to drum up business, public support following provincial funding cut
Jun 23, 2019
While jazz is famous for its improvisation, organizers of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival have no interest in doing it solo as they deal with a last-minute loss in provincial government funding
Just when you thought Wabano's Igniting the Spirit Gala couldn't get any better, along comes Alan Doyle
Jun 21, 2019
Canadian singer, cultural dancers wow sold-out crowd at signature fundraiser for Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
Urbandale marks 60th anniversary by quietly donating $600,000 to Ottawa charities
Jun 20, 2019
Company consents to public announcement in order to boost awareness, inspire future philanthropy
Algonquin College's Cheryl Jensen celebrated for being a 'truly authentic leader'
Jun 15, 2019
Jensen to return to Hamilton to join family after completing five-year term as president
Ottawa Arts Council's Peter Honeywell honoured for dedication, passion and advocacy for the arts
Jun 13, 2019
Outgoing executive director retires this month after 28 years at local organization
Mealshare adds 28 more Ottawa restaurants to its roster
Jun 12, 2019
Members of Ottawa's restaurant community gathered at Queen St. Fare on Tuesday night to celebrate the largest-ever expansion launch in Mealshare history
Former pro golfer encourages open dialogue about suicide at Royal Ottawa Foundation golf tournament
Jun 11, 2019
Sold-out charity golf tournament raises $268K in support of patient care and mental health research
Ringside for Youth packs $3.5M philanthropic punch in final round
Jun 7, 2019
Ringside for Youth has officially retired as the undefeated and undisputed heavyweight champion, earning its title after helping so many kids in the Ottawa community
National Arts Centre celebrates 50 years of creating magic through the performing arts
Jun 3, 2019
Not only did the National Arts Centre have a big birthday on Sunday but it invited absolutely everyone to come out and help celebrate the 50-year milestone.
Gold Plate Dinner hauls in more than $500K for Heart Institute, Hellenic Community, Lymphedema
May 31, 2019
Popular elimination draw results in Bells Corners businessman Jim Sourges winning a brand new luxury car
Ringside for Youth punching above its weight
May 30, 2019
In sports, it’s considered a virtue to go out at the top of one’s game.
Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala cruises to new fundraising high of $303K
May 30, 2019
Throughout her career, Beverley McLachlin has always had both oars in the water, as they say.
YMCA-YWCA NCR thanks special donors at reception held at Tavern on the Falls
May 29, 2019
It was a tad chilly but at least the rain stopped in time for a special reception hosted Tuesday night by the YMCA-YWCA National Capital Region at one of the best outdoor patios in town,
Dress for Success Ottawa empowers women for employment
May 27, 2019
They say it takes less than 30 seconds to make a first impression, which is why it's so important to always put your best foot forward.
GCTC/CCLA's 20th Annual Lawyer Play pays tribute to a radio classic
May 24, 2019
Some lawyers seek acquittals. Others dream of Tony awards. Who would you rather spend an evening with?
Evening in the Maritimes celebrates 25 years of helping people with disabilities feel part of the community
May 23, 2019
Cue the ocean waves and the foghorn sounds.
Stories of Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre saving lives shared at Wild Wild West benefit
May 17, 2019
Some 230 supporters of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre saddled up Thursday and headed to the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne for the fifth annual western-themed benefit to build
Politics and the Pen literary gala raises $385K for The Writers' Trust of Canada
May 16, 2019
It's spring, and with it comes — along with the heady scent of a federal election in the air — that rare and special night in Ottawa when politicians put aside their party differences and
Pelican co-owner Jim Foster is hooked on the seafood business
May 15, 2019
On the Ottawa seafood scene, Jim Foster is what you’d call a big fish.
Alex Trebek in Ottawa for official opening of Royal Canadian Geographical Society's new HQ
May 14, 2019
Even as he battles pancreatic cancer, television legend Alex Trebek was in great spirits during his visit to the nation’s capital Monday for the official opening of the R
Hobin Architecture celebrates 40 years of designing urban fabric of Ottawa
May 10, 2019
Ottawa’s real estate and development business leaders turned out by the truck load Thursday to help Hobin Architecture celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Alexandra Badzak wins prestigious award for leadership of Ottawa Art Gallery expansion
May 8, 2019
An opera singer, a photographer, a marketing agency and a well-respected arts leader were among the individuals honoured at the Ottawa Arts Council’s awards ceremony — the one night a yea
It's an evening with envoys at Rockcliffe's Dining with the Ambassadors
May 7, 2019
Dining with the Ambassadors is the kind of fundraiser that proves the strength of a community isn't measured by its big homes and fancy cars but by the positive and healthy social relatio
Elmwood School Gala continues record-breaking streak by raising $450K
May 6, 2019
There was a speakeasy operation in Ottawa on Saturday night and — if you can keep it hush-hush – we’ll disclose to you its not-so-secret location: Elmwood School.
Women's advocate Maureen McTeer honoured with Key to the City
May 3, 2019
Female trailblazer Maureen McTeer now officially has the key to do what she's been doing all along on her own — opening closed doors for women everywhere.
Boys and Girls Club Ottawa starts day off right with successful 10th anniversary breakfast
May 2, 2019
The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa's new Tomlinson Family Foundation Clubhouse is a lot like a Joni Mitchell song, in reverse: They unpaved a parking lot and put up a paradise.
Le Boat, OAG, Chamberfest, Escapade and Bike & Bites score big at 2019 Ottawa Tourism Awards
Apr 26, 2019
Attendees of the 2019 Ottawa Tourism Awards got a chance to shed their boring business suits and make a statement — one that was both proud and plaid — as this year's gala dress code called for red
Developers hold exclusive preview party for new Zibi House in Gatineau
Apr 24, 2019
Even with wet, grey skies, the views from the new observatory tower at Zibi are impressive.
Carleton University celebrates end of campaign to achieve — and surpass — $300 million goal
Apr 18, 2019
It was a proud and historic moment for Carleton University on Wednesday as it celebrated the successful close of its campaign to raise $300 million.
Army Ball recognizes 75th anniversary of WWII D-Day landings
Apr 14, 2019
For those who love a man, or woman, in uniform, the Army Ball was the place to be on Saturday night as Canada’s military came dressed in their finest for the black-tie gala held at the Hi
BYAs celebrate accomplishments and contributions of Ottawa businesswomen at glitzy gala dinner
Apr 12, 2019
Just as a woman gets better with age, so do the BYAs.
CHEO's For the Kids Auction raises money to help special needs children 'live their best life'
Apr 11, 2019
It was to Infinity and beyond for CHEO's 22nd annual For the Kids Auction as the region’s pediatric hospital brought its signature gala to the Infinity Convention Centre this year.
Sacrifices of fallen soldiers remembered at Vimy Foundation reception hosted by French ambassador
Apr 10, 2019
Determined not to let the sacrifices made by thousands of Canadian soldiers more than a century ago be forgotten, the Embassy of France in Ottawa maintained its tradition this week of hos
Dancing with the Docs raises $455K for patient care and research at The Ottawa Hospital
Apr 7, 2019
No second opinion was required; all the medical experts agreed that the annual Dancing with the Docs fundraising dinner has become one of the most entertaining galas in town.
Fight for the Cure launch party raises the bar with $400K fundraising goal
Apr 5, 2019
It was all about the blood, sweat and beers on Thursday night at the Heart & Crown pub in the ByWard Market, where organizers, competitors and alumni of Fight for the Cure came togeth
Overhauling defence lobby group just the start for Ottawa's Christyn Cianfarani
Apr 3, 2019
Christyn Cianfarani has always felt like one of the guys.
Library and Archives Canada's new foundation to preserve 'historical and cultural treasures'
Apr 3, 2019
Library and Archives Canada is typically a place for quiet research, but there was no need to "shush" anyone Tuesday as it honoured five distinguished Canadians.
Viennese Winter Ball: Spring Celebration offers a night of music, dancing, dining and romance
Mar 31, 2019
The Shaw Centre was alive with the sound of music on Saturday as the 22nd edition of the Viennese Winter Ball: Spring Celebration whirled its way through the nation’s capital with gracefu
Proud To Be Bullyfree Gala fosters inclusivity and acceptance for Ottawa youth
Mar 30, 2019
The night had hardly begun when party-goers took it to the dance floor to whoop it up during the 8th Annual Proud To Be Bullyfree Gala held Friday night at Brookstreet Hotel.
CNIB's Dining in the Dark brings heightened appreciation for gift of sight
Mar 29, 2019
Making it through an entire meal without being able to see a single thing can be quite a humbling experience.
Luxe Bistro, Firestone family to host inaugural benefit to find cure for rare disorder Angelman syndrome
Mar 28, 2019
It all started with a mother who couldn’t help but notice that her baby was failing to reach important milestones in his development.
Eco-friendly seafood dinner for Ocean Wise makes a splash at French Embassy
Mar 22, 2019
Everyone was happy as a clam at the French Embassy on Thursday as Ambassador Kareen Rispal hosted a one-of-a-kind Goût de France / Good France gastronomic experience in support of
100 Men Who Care Ottawa surpasses $100K mark for charities
Mar 20, 2019
Making a pitch to total strangers may sound like something that happens in a conference room full of business suits — not in a packed tavern of guys with pints and pizza.
Ottawa-based founder of refugee program raises the bar for legal achievements
Mar 11, 2019
Ottawa lawyer Katie Black is a rock star.
Jane Philpott delivers keynote address at mayor's International Women's Day breakfast reception
Mar 8, 2019
It was standing room only in Ottawa City Council Chambers on Friday as close to 500 people came out for Jane Philpott’s keynote address on the importance of gender balanc
St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa celebrates under the bright lights of New York City theme
Mar 7, 2019
If you were in a New York state of mind Thursday, the Infinity Convention Centre was the place to be. That’s where St.
Ottawa chefs donate time and food for Shepherds of Good Hope's signature fundraiser
Mar 6, 2019
Everybody's got to eat, so why not eat really well, make it more fun by doing it together, and raise some funds for charity while you're at it?
Tickets on sale for CNIB's culinary experience of dining while blindfolded
Mar 5, 2019
There are so many novel things about Dining in the Dark, including the fact that you can eat with your fingers — even lick them clean if you want — and none of the other dinner guests wi
Singer Kathleen Edwards performs at Royal Ottawa's record-breaking Inspiration Awards Gala
Mar 3, 2019
The 16th Annual Inspiration Awards Gala for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health offered up a bit of magic, a lot of hope and a very special performance from Canadian singer-song
Skiers raise mountain of money for Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
Mar 1, 2019
Camp Fortune did an excellent job of living up to its prosperous name Thursday.
WBN announces 12 finalists for Businesswoman of the Year Awards
Feb 27, 2019
Some of Ottawa’s most outstanding female business professionals were recognized for their hard work, perseverance and success during a cocktail reception hosted Tuesday night at Lago Bar
Maddy's Gala honours memory of cherished child while raising funds for Roger Neilson House
Feb 24, 2019
Maddy’s Gala — started by a pair of grieving parents looking to give back to a children's hospice that helped them in their darkest hours — has blossomed into a beautiful and bountiful ev
Play food & wine celebrates a decade of putting 'people first' at anniversary bash
Feb 22, 2019
In the crowded and competitive restaurant business, 10 years is a lifetime.
Talk Hockey gala with Ottawa 67's aims high, scores big for disadvantaged youth
Feb 21, 2019
Hundreds of kids living in Ottawa’s most populated community housing neighbourhood will now have the opportunity to learn a variety of sports at the Rideau Sports Centre as a result of a
African Day on the Hill showcases cultural diversity
Feb 17, 2019
There was nary a boring black dress in sight at the African Day on the Hill Gala, which infused energy and life into the downtown core on Saturday night with live cultural performances, A
Ottawa business community suits up for 29th Annual Ski for Kids
Feb 15, 2019
With more than a foot of fresh snow and mild temperatures awaiting, some 250 members of Ottawa’s business community got to be ski bums for a day at Mont Ste.
Ottawa Senators get their groove on for disco-themed Sens Soirée
Feb 10, 2019
If anybody knows about Stayin’ Alive, it’s the Ottawa Senators.
Kaleidoscope of Hope raises funds, awareness of youth mental health, substance abuse
Feb 9, 2019
You could feel a warm glow of optimism at this year’s Kaleidoscope of Hope Soirée: Start A Fire as organizers shone a critical light on an often dark issue — youth mental health and teen
Rent frock Repeat's Lisa Owen aiming to sew up the online fashion rental market for women
Feb 7, 2019
We’ve all been there: staring blankly into the abyss of our closet, feeling like we have nothing to wear.
Ottawa Senators lend support to four-legged furry friends at Freedom Dog Rescue
Feb 5, 2019
Hayley Thompson called it love at first sight.
Assent Compliance CEO champions goal-setting at Telfer School of Management dinner
Jan 31, 2019
Assent Compliance CEO Andrew Waitman usually spends his Wednesday nights at an Ottawa boxing gym.
Embassy Hotel & Suites turns heads at Ottawa relaunch party
Jan 27, 2019
I can't tell you how many times I've scurried past the Embassy Hotel & Suites without taking much notice of it. Not anymore.
BDO Canada cuts the ribbon on new downtown Ottawa office
Jan 25, 2019
BDO Canada LLP welcomed more than 200 clients, business contacts and colleagues to an open house it hosted Thursday to show off its gleaming new downtown office space, located in Minto Pl
Museum of Nature brings gem of a show to Constitution Square with minerals exhibit
Jan 23, 2019
Constitution Square was the place to be Tuesday for those about to rock, and for those who just like rocks.
Talk Hockey gala shooting to get more kids in sport with help from Ottawa 67’s
Jan 22, 2019
Young hockey players will get a chance to test their passing skills with members of the Ottawa 67’s, but it will be with salt shakers and bread baskets rather than with hockey pucks.
Ottawa's Mike Cleland and Bob Jardine engineering an enduring partnership
Jan 21, 2019
Sometimes, if you really want to get ahead, you have to break from the pack.
Great Scot! Scottish Society of Ottawa hosts its first Gala Burns Supper
Jan 20, 2019
Should auld acquaintance be forgot then it very well might be time to reconnect with them through a wee dram and a good blather at a Robbie Burns Day dinner.
Taste in the Glebe goes green after two decades of dining
Jan 18, 2019
So delectable was the food and so hungry was the crowd that this year’s Taste in the Glebe was all about producing zero waste in more ways than one.
Ottawa entrepreneur champions $1M Health Canada drug checking tech challenge
Jan 8, 2019
In response to Canada’s opioid crisis, the federal government has issued a $1 million challenge to find better ways to detect toxic substances — such as the highly potent fentanyl — in st
Caring and Sharing Exchange continues long tradition of helping Ottawa community at Christmas
Dec 20, 2018
The packing of holiday food hampers ran so smoothly on Thursday that even Santa’s workshop now seems — by comparison — slow, inefficient and destined for automation.
Strong turnout for opening of Rockcliffe Park's new $1.5-million field house and outdoor ice rink
Dec 17, 2018
You could hear the crisp sound of skates on ice, mixed with children’s voices and laughter, as a large crowd of residents turned out Sunday for the grand opening of Rockcliffe Park's new
Young Ottawa Jewish professionals reconnect at annual Chanukah Ball
Dec 10, 2018
Ottawa’s young Jewish professionals came together to light the menorah and get the party started at the Chanukah Ball hosted Saturday night by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Emerging Generation
Annual Christmas Cheer Breakfast moves to Lansdowne to spread holiday spirit
Dec 8, 2018
What began as a bitterly cold walk to a charity breakfast in predawn darkness soon turned into the stunning sight of a 40-foot Christmas tree, with twinkling lights, on prominent display
Mont Ste. Marie ski resort set to launch new batch of family-friendly luxury chalets
Dec 7, 2018
Hundreds bundle up for YSB's SleepOUT in aid of youth homelessness
Dec 7, 2018
Nobody’s saying that the YSB SleepOUT for Youth — where participants spend a night outdoors in sub-zero temperatures — compares to the authentic experience of living on the streets.
National Gallery of Canada Foundation fêtes Marc Mayer with classy farewell dinner
Dec 6, 2018
Thank goodness for pictures, because no amount of words could paint just how beautiful the farewell dinner was for Marc Mayer, outgoing director and CEO of the National G
French embassy celebrates 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Canada
Dec 5, 2018
It almost felt like Trivia Night at the Embassy of France on Tuesday, to the extent that one couldn't imagine anyone departing the premises that evening without having acquired additional
Close shave for men's health at Movember Gala
Dec 2, 2018
Moustache mania came to a smooth end Saturday night as participants of the annual Movember men's health campaign went under the razor while at Ottawa's Movember Gala, held at Overflow Bre
Anchors aweigh for Meredith Brown, dedicated Ottawa Riverkeeper leader and advocate
Nov 29, 2018
What farewell gift do you give a woman whose job for the past 15 years has been to protect, promote and improve the Ottawa River? How about a canoe, for paddling off into the sunset.
United Way Ottawa honours BLG's Katherine Cooligan with spark Ignite Award
Nov 28, 2018
Katherine Cooligan, regional managing partner of Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG), was celebrated Tuesday night for inspiring, mentoring and encouraging other women to rise to
Château Laurier adds holiday magic with Trees of Hope benefit for CHEO
Nov 27, 2018
It was an evening full of elegance, grace and timeless style as the Fairmont Château Laurier brought together all the very best parts of Christmas and presented them Monday night in one b
Martini Madness party shakes it up, raises $60,000 for Crohn's and colitis
Nov 23, 2018
For a disease that can be extremely lonely and isolating, there was no shortage of partygoers looking to mingle the night away at the 13th annual Martini Madness benefit held in support o
2019 Viennese Winter Ball to add some 'spring' to its steps by moving to late March
Nov 21, 2018
Even if winter won’t allow us to simply waltz into spring, organizers of the Viennese Winter Ball most certainly can — and will.
Attendees have a royal good time at Ashbury College's Taj Gala
Nov 19, 2018
The Infinity Convention Centre was fit for an Indian emperor (and empress!) on Saturday night as it offered all the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes of India while serving as host venue for Ashb
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation wins big at Welch LLP's Grand Casino
Nov 18, 2018
Ottawa accountants got the chance to shed their reputation as cautious, risk-averse beancounters while hosting their popular Grand Casino: Betting Against Cancer charity event.
Blue Door Gala raises $107K for life-changing programs at Ottawa Mission
Nov 16, 2018
Normally when you walk through The Ottawa Mission's blue front doors, you enter an old downtown building that provides basic services, like food and shelter, to those in need.
AFP Philanthropy Awards celebrate the spirit of selfless giving by Ottawa individuals, groups and businesses
Nov 15, 2018
Every day, there are business leaders and ordinary people who are "quietly and conscientiously" working behind the scenes to make our city a better place to live.
After 10 years, Westboro gallery director Patricia Barr glad she reframed her career
Nov 14, 2018
Patricia Barr grew up in a household where success was defined almost exclusively by the pursuit of respectable, white-collar jobs.
Negev Dinner honours Ottawa hockey star Daniel Alfredsson
Nov 13, 2018
Daniel Alfredsson got a hero’s welcome as he took to the stage Tuesday night as this year’s honouree of the Jewish National Fund of Ottawa’s Negev Dinner, held at the Inf
Malhotra family hosts charity party to grant more wishes to sick kids in Ottawa
Nov 11, 2018
Make-A-Wish was on the receiving end of a dream come true, for a change, after being selected as the beneficiary of the 8th annual SHARE Party, hosted by the Malhotra Family Foundation.
An Unlikely Pairing matches food trucks with wine, raising $130K for Christie Lake Kids
Nov 9, 2018
It's called An Unlikely Pairing but the signature gala for Christie Lake Kids has become a knockout combo, year after year, as its raises significant funds while also heightening awareness over the
Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala helps Ottawa families achieve 'strength, stability'
Nov 4, 2018
Hundreds came together Saturday night to build home ownership for low-income working families, one brick at a time, at Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa's 13th annual Steel Toes and Sti
Ottawa Art Gallery gets ready to LE PARTY
Nov 2, 2018
Supporters of the Ottawa Art Gallery got together Thursday to celebrate a new partnership with local developer David Choo in the upscale, chic sales centre for his new bo
Diversity in leadership the 'right thing to do', says retired chief justice at Ottawa event
Oct 30, 2018
When judicial trailblazer Beverley McLachlin first entered the workforce she was faced with a top-down leadership style dominated by white men who pretty much all walked, talked and thoug
Business community celebrates excellence in medical research at The Ottawa Hospital Gala
Oct 29, 2018
The Ottawa Hospital has more than 11,000 patients taking part in hundreds of clinical trials to develop and test new experimental treatments.
Ottawa's South Asian leaders shine at NetIP Canada's Diwali benefit dinner
Oct 27, 2018
Candles, sparklers and lamps lit up this year's Diwali Fundraiser and Awards Gala.
Spark Soirée raises $83K for ONFE's School Breakfast Program
Oct 21, 2018
The smell of bacon wafting through the air was probably the best savoury reminder of what Saturday’s Spark Soirée was all about: making sure no child in Ottawa starts their school day hun
United Way's Schmoozefest draws hundreds for night of networking
Oct 19, 2018
If the old saying is true, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know," then the place to be Thursday was at United Way Ottawa’s annual networking extravaganza, Schmoozefest.
French embassy opens its doors to organizers, sponsors of The Ottawa Hospital Gala
Oct 18, 2018
It won’t be long until some 700 corporate and community leaders come together under one big, beautiful roof for The Ottawa Hospital Gala and its celebration of the life-changing medical r
Fight for the Cure packs its biggest punch yet for Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Oct 15, 2018
By unanimous decision, the 2018 Fight for the Cure clinched this year's title of most thrilling charity event.
Gusto TV, celebrity chef Michael Bonacini part of $1,000-a-plate dinner for Ottawa Hospital
Oct 12, 2018
Famed Canadian chef and restaurateur Michael Bonacini flew into town to lend his culinary star power to a $1,000-a-plate benefit dinner for The Ottawa Hospital, held Thur
Ottawa cyclist-turned-entrepreneur Rudi Asseer on the ride of his life
Oct 11, 2018
Rudi Asseer doesn’t do things in half measures.
Cornerstone nears campaign completion for new supportive housing for women in Ottawa
Oct 5, 2018
Cornerstone Housing for Women is closing in on a $1.9-million campaign to put a safe, affordable roof in Westboro over the heads of 42 homeless women or women at-risk of homelessness.
Diana Ross delivers decades' worth of hits at National Arts Centre Gala
Oct 4, 2018
Legendary Motown singer Diana Ross showed off her penchant for glamour and gowns as she took a concert hall packed with people on a nostalgic trip down memory lane at thi
Klotz family, Ottawa chefs host bountiful benefit at Wakefield-area farm
Oct 1, 2018
Nothing beats heading to the countryside on the weekend to revel in the open spaces, fresh air and slower pace of life, especially when the half-hour-or-so drive from downtown Ottawa take
A rocking good time at Broadway for Bruyère
Sep 28, 2018
Guests danced late into the night at Broadway for Bruyère, an annual signature gala that featured party after party, plus primo seats Thursday to see the School of Rock musical at the National Arts
Soirée Salus draws big names, raises big bucks for local mental health support services
Sep 28, 2018
Soirée Salus, an annual gala for community mental health services, has come a long way over these past five years, growing from a small, grassroots gathering into a fundraising tour de force.
Merkley and cycling team celebrated for support of cancer-fighting research at The Ottawa Hospital
Sep 26, 2018
If you’ve ever met Ottawa businessman Robert Merkley, president of Merkley Supply, there’s a good chance he’s tried to recruit you to join his team for The Ottawa Hospita
Legal community amps it up at Rockable Hours benefit for Ottawa Food Bank
Sep 23, 2018
As Friday night’s tornado tore through parts of Ottawa, it looked like the annual rock concert for the Ottawa Food Bank was going to become an acoustic by candlelight show.
Light up the Night benefit shines spotlight on Ottawa's Bruyère
Sep 19, 2018
Some 120 partygoers celebrated the last few days of summer by escaping into the private backyard oasis belonging to Ottawa businessman Aik Aliferis for Tuesday's inaugura
All-female golf tournament raises $135K for Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre
Sep 18, 2018
The splendiferous spirit of the late Jeanne Fuller – matriarch of the Thomas Fuller Construction family – lived on at her eponymous Red Dress charity golf tournament held
Jim Cuddy plays intimate charity gig for Roger Neilson House
Sep 17, 2018
How do you know you've thrown a truly great party? When guests arrive early and leave late.
Brookstreet Hotel continues to shine with Lumière Gala
Sep 14, 2018
It seems like summer got another persuasive and personal invite to attend this year's Lumière Gala because the weather was once again perfect for the annual charity event held in support
Music icon Jim Cuddy helps Welch celebrate 100 years
Sep 13, 2018
So much was happening in Canada back in 1918, from our troops returning home from the First World War to most women finally getting the right to vote, federally.
Blue Door Gala to open up job avenues for people in need
Sep 13, 2018
Inaugural gala in mid-November will support The Ottawa Mission's training program in food services
Family law a true calling for leader of BLG Ottawa
Sep 11, 2018
As far back as Katherine Cooligan can remember, she wanted to be a lawyer.
Karlssons' anti-bullying walk raises more than $40K for Proud to Be Me
Sep 10, 2018
Hundreds of Ottawa families took part Sunday night in a new youth anti-bullying walk led by Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and his wife Melinda –
OBJ.Social fall preview: Galas galore set to liven up autumn in Ottawa
Sep 7, 2018
The fall fundraising season is around the corner, bringing with it a whirlwind of glitzy galas, cocktail soirées and awards dinners that start sometime after Labour Day and show no signs
Finkelstein family donates $500K to help open downtown Jewish centre
Sep 5, 2018
Harley Finkelstein, the chief operating officer of Ottawa e-commerce giant Shopify, knows all ab
Gourmet on the Gridiron has crowd dining on Ottawa Redblacks' football field
Aug 27, 2018
The Ottawa Redblacks were back on their home turf Friday night and the only thing they had to worry about fumbling was perhaps a fork.
Inspiring women prove fearless and fabulous at Ladies Who Lunch
Aug 22, 2018
Anyone who believes that ladies’ lunches are full of stylish socialites idling the afternoon away with vapid conversations clearly hasn't been to Ladies Who Lunch Ottawa, organized by
Nearly 40 acts and fair weather in store for Westboro FUSE festival
Aug 17, 2018
On a rooftop terrace overlooking the village of Westboro, the sun was shining, the drinks were flowing, the tunes were spinning and, best of all, everybody was pumped over the fact that a
Ottawa Chamberfest marks 25 years with celebration at iconic French Embassy
Jul 26, 2018
Music lovers got a little sneak listen of what’s to come at Ottawa Chamberfest in one of the most stunning embassies around.
Michelle Taggart looking to build a greener Ottawa – one house at a time
Jul 12, 2018
Most people want to make a difference in the world but aren’t always sure where to start.
Lawn Summer Nights benefit keeps Ottawa's young professionals rolling in fun
Jul 12, 2018
One of the oldest lawn bowling clubs around has rolled out the grassy green carpet to a whole new generation of participants looking to bowl, bond and banter their Wednesday nights away t
Polo in the Park helps to ‘stirrup’ excitement at Wesley Clover Parks
Jul 9, 2018
Polo fans gathered for a nail-biter of a charity match that saw the women take a whack at trying to beat the men during Saturday's 4th annual Polo in the Park.
U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft hosts her first 4th of July Independence Day Celebration in Ottawa
Jul 5, 2018
Over a raised glass of good ol' Kentucky bourbon, U.S.
Family behind Lee Valley Tools honoured for generations of retail achievements
Jun 27, 2018
We can probably all think back to that sense of accomplishment we got in childhood after we created something with our own hands – even if it was nothing more than a lopsided clay ashtray
Big Daddy's returns to Elgin Street area with new home at Cartier Place Suite Hotel
Jun 26, 2018
Big Daddy’s is back and, when you have a name that suggests such largeness, only a massive pair of scissors would do for its ribbon cutting at Monday's festive grand opening party.
Wabano Centre launches early-years campaign at Igniting the Spirit Gala
Jun 24, 2018
Evening of cultural dance and auction bidding nets $160K for Aboriginal health centre in Vanier
Stuntman Stu’s Pool Party makes giant splash for charity
Jun 22, 2018
It’s an incredible story of hope and inspiration filled with a mixed bag of emotions for popular Ottawa personality Stu Schwartz, whose life was saved two years ago by a
Carleton breaks ground on Nicol Building, future home for Sprott School of Business
Jun 20, 2018
Spirits were bright, like the mid-morning sun that shone down Tuesday on the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the Nicol Building, future home for Carleton University's S
Forty Under 40 gala celebrates Ottawa's young business leaders
Jun 17, 2018
All the long hours, stress and sacrifices that go into building a business or career finally seemed worth it for the 40 young entrepreneurs and professionals honoured at a business awards dinner he
Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa celebrates 30 years
Jun 14, 2018
All that was missing was a round of mimosas at the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa’s anniversary breakfast celebrating 30 years of sending thousands of children to summer camp while h
OSEG Foundation scores big with Redblacks Women's Training Camp
Jun 13, 2018
Anybody and everybody involved in the first major fundraiser for the new OSEG Foundation deserves a round of high fives and fist bumps for pulling off a tremendously successful event.
After a globetrotting career, Solace CEO Les Rechan makes Ottawa home
Jun 12, 2018
It takes a big man to admit failure, even if the failure is nothing more than failed retirement.
Ringside for Youth XXIV goes the distance, raising more than $3.2M over 24 years
Jun 8, 2018
It was a night full of political knockouts, but just as exciting as the Ontario election were the punches and jabs b
National Gallery brings pop-up Impressionist Treasures exhibit to Constitution Square
Jun 7, 2018
The idea of entering a towering office building, only to be swept away to the charming French countryside, is no longer the stuff of silly daydreams.
KPMG throws big party in stunning new O'Born Room at National Arts Centre
Jun 6, 2018
Reception draws 350 guests, celebrates theme of 'service' to businesses and broader community
GCTC's annual Lawyer Play features legendary whodunit author Agatha Christie
Jun 3, 2018
Don’t blame the butler, blame his lawyer, because behind every suspicious character in Agatha Christie's The Rule of Three is a member of the Ottawa legal community standing up there on t
Wellington West culinary benefit raises thousands for Parkdale Food Centre
Jun 1, 2018
An Ottawa food bank, known for thinking outside the box, selected the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards — which is also about exploring new ideas — as the venue to hold its fifth annual
Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala rides wave of success to raise record high of $270K
May 31, 2018
If you're looking for a party that's really going to float your boat, try the annual Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala.
The Guild networking club right in Ottawa founders’ wheelhouse
May 31, 2018
What has evolved into a network of vibrant entrepreneurs connecting, sharing ideas and elevating their businesses together got its start in the most unusual and unlikely of ways: bonding
Ottawa Arts Council honours community leaders for enriching cultural life in Ottawa
May 30, 2018
Ottawa Business Journal among award recipients
Sowing the seeds at Saunders Farm for better mental health unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital
May 25, 2018
Clearly, generosity is in season. The Queensway Carleton Hospital reaped a bumper crop of support at its fabulous spring soirée, held Thursday out at the award-winning Saunders Farm.
Evening in the Maritimes hauls in big catch, netting $150K for Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
May 24, 2018
There had to be something in the air at this year’s Evening in the Maritimes. You could feel it, like salty sea spray on one's face.
New networking event at Rideau Club aims to inspire more women into leadership roles
May 23, 2018
Inaugural gathering features talks from female CEOs of The Urban Element, ONFE
Dave Smith's Wild Wild West raises $65K for new Ottawa youth residential treatment centre
May 18, 2018
It was cowboy hats’ off to Dave Smith, the legendary community builder behind the construction of a brand new residential treatment facility for youth.
Ottawa Humane Society Garden Party raises $96K for animal welfare
May 18, 2018
A parade of adopted pets stole the show, along with everyone’s hearts, at the 2018 Ottawa Humane Society Garden Party held at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne on Wednesday.
Business leader shares personal story of rebuilding her life with help from YMCA-YWCA NCR
May 17, 2018
Sandra Tisiot is a savvy businesswoman, a mom and a former professional dancer.
ADGA Group grows to 700 staff under CEO Françoise Gagnon
May 16, 2018
Most people approaching their 50s start thinking of retirement. Embarking on a new career in a new domain was not part of the master plan for Françoise Gagnon.
Dress for Success provides clothes and confidence for Ottawa women seeking employment
May 14, 2018
8th annual Stepping Out fundraiser features cultural theme, return of popular shoe competition
Politics and the Pen literary gala nets $380K in support of Canadian writers
May 10, 2018
Politics and the Pen is one of those rare and special occasions in Ottawa where some of our country’s most influential figures come together for drinks and dinner, enjoyed with a few good
Ottawa's Thyme & Again brings a kitchen party of friends to opening of second location
May 7, 2018
Thriving caterer and food shop expands business by revamping former beer store on Carling Avenue
Algonquin College hosts 50th anniversary gala to celebrate past, present and future
May 4, 2018
Making it to half a century does deserve more than just cake and ice cream.
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa raises $175K to help level the playing field for local kids
May 3, 2018
More than 250 community leaders devoted an hour of their day to learn about the progress the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa is making to ensure all children and youth in our community are
Schad boutique in ByWard Market hosts CANFAR benefit for HIV prevention and research
May 2, 2018
“Closed for private event” read the sign outside of Schad, an upscale boutique on Sussex Drive that caters to Ottawa’s coolest and most cosmopolitan client
Nifty, nifty, look who's 50: Ottawa's Alex Munter
May 1, 2018
Perhaps it was Ottawa musician Glenn Nuotio who best summed up what any ordinary person might have felt on the eve of Alex Munter’s birthday: grossly inadequate.
‘Leap of faith’ pays off for Keynote’s Ottawa founders
Apr 30, 2018
The story of how Keynote Group founders Donna Baker and James Baker came together to create the fastest-growing Ottawa-based recruitment agency can be traced back to a freak snowstorm in
Ottawa Art Gallery celebrates 'dream come true' with modern new building to display local art
Apr 30, 2018
The scene at the Ottawa Art Gallery opening night gala felt like a Renoir — swarming with happy people — and all mutually thrilled to be enjoying one of most anticipated celebrations of t
Feature presentation: Klipfolio celebrates new office in former World Exchange theatre
Apr 27, 2018
It seems like only yesterday I was watching the screening of Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell at the World Exchange Plaza movie theatre while dipping into a bag of licorice.
Elmwood Gala raises record-breaking $325K for all-girls private school in Rockcliffe
Apr 23, 2018
The school gymnasium at Elmwood was transformed into a dazzling delight as parents and supporters came together Saturday for the 29th annual "Dare to Dream" Elmwood Gala.
Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala celebrates the success of Ottawa women
Apr 20, 2018
The WBN Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala was full of hugs, tears of joy and expressed gratitude as it honoured 12 Ottawa women for their entrepreneurial and professional achievements
Boxing fundraiser hits home for Ottawa lawyer
Apr 18, 2018
Ottawa lawyer Lisa Langevin had the time of her life at last year’s Fight for the Cure charity boxing gala.
Ottawa's Taste for Life benefit marks 20 years supporting individuals living with HIV/AIDS
Apr 18, 2018
A Taste for Life is the little fundraiser that could, climbing mountains of stigma and discrimination to reach 20 years of helping individuals and families in our community living with HI
Expansion on the menu for Ottawa’s Thyme & Again
Apr 17, 2018
Thyme & Again is cooking up something new and exciting – a major expansion of its catering services and meals-to-go business.
Local businesses support Ottawa Food Bank by competing in annual food sorting challenge
Apr 16, 2018
A team that sorts together, comports together.
Ottawa hotel owners expand portfolio with new Homewood Suites by Hilton
Apr 13, 2018
Business partners also own Hampton Inn by Hilton, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott as well as the Infinity Convention Centre.
Le Germain luxury boutique hotel in downtown Ottawa set to open this spring
Apr 11, 2018
It’s down to the finishing touches on a newly built hotel that’s going to help transform an entire city block into a bustling social and cultural hub for visitors and residents alike.
Dancing with the Docs gala raises record $433K for The Ottawa Hospital
Apr 9, 2018
Elvis may have left the building but stepping up in his absence was Dr.
Ottawa Sens alumni among draft picks to play in NHL Celebrity Cup fundraiser
Apr 6, 2018
Tournament raises $217K for Ottawa Senators Foundation
Spring Tea with BLG offers female bonding time for Ottawa businesswomen, professionals
Apr 6, 2018
Noon-hour gathering at law office features female role model Janice McDonald
Gusto celebrates 'dream come true' at grand opening of new Ottawa TV studio
Apr 5, 2018
The last time Chris Knight threw a big Gusto party was almost four and a half years ago, to celebrate the launch of his new food and lifestyle specialty channel.
Ottawa entrepreneur Stayci Keetch grows side-hustle video firm into full-fledged business
Apr 2, 2018
At an age when most young adults are getting their working feet wet, Stayci Keetch was already holding down a job as a television production manager and learning everything there is to kn
Skiers hit slopes at Camp Fortune for Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
Apr 2, 2018
What a relief that the charity skiathon for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa made a big splash, figuratively speaking only — not literally.
Women on the Hill celebrates and promotes female growth and leadership
Mar 27, 2018
International Women’s Day is a lot like birthday celebrations that end up stretching out over a month because it’s so hard to bring all of one’s busy friends, from so many different groups, togethe
New O'Brien House hotel in Gatineau Park opens its doors
Mar 26, 2018
A decaying millionaire's country mansion brought back to life as a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant in Gatineau Park welcomed its first group of guests Saturday night in convincing an
Ottawa's Taste for Hope chefs raise $80,000 for Shepherds of Good Hope
Mar 22, 2018
They say it’s rude to take pictures of people while they’re eating, but what choice does a paparazzi girl have at an epic foodie event like A Taste for Hope, where everyone is chowing down on delec
The Great After Work Party makes east-end debut in Orléans
Mar 20, 2018
You know a restaurant is doing something right when it’s packed on a Monday night.
Heart & Crown hosts Irish Canadian charity luncheon for Ottawa's Bruyère Foundation
Mar 12, 2018
St. Patrick's Day arrives early at ByWard Market pub for sold-out event
Mayor's Women's Day event focuses on breaking glass ceiling of diplomacy
Mar 9, 2018
A trio of trailblazing female diplomats dished out sage career advice during an International Women’s Day Breakfast Reception hosted Thursday by Mayor Jim Watson at Ottawa City Hal
Westboro named Ottawa's best neighbourhood in magazine poll
Mar 8, 2018
Winner chosen by most online votes from Ottawa Life magazine readers
Trailblazing Ottawa journalist Catherine Cano carves out newsworthy career
Mar 7, 2018
“I love this job; I really do,” Catherine Cano says passionately from her downtown corner office, with its imposing view of nearby Parliament Hill.
Orléans Chamber of Commerce honours top performers at annual Business Excellence Awards
Mar 6, 2018
Move over Oscars, there’s a better awards ceremony full of glitz and glam, scintillating speeches and even an envelope mixup to keep people on their toes.
The Royal's Inspiration Awards Gala nets record $469K for mental health
Mar 5, 2018
There’s nothing glamorous about something as lonely and isolating as mental illness – except for that one night a year when Ottawa’s business and community leaders come together to celebrate those
Dinner for outgoing NAC chief executive Peter Herrndorf nets $1M for Indigenous theatre
Mar 2, 2018
This was no ordinary retirement dinner.
Ottawa lawyer Gordon Cudney recognized for shining spotlight on mental health
Mar 2, 2018
It’s not every day that a partner at a multinational law firm openly acknowledges living with depression.
Finalists fêted for Ottawa's Businesswoman of the Year Award
Mar 1, 2018
Mercedes dealership Star Motors of Ottawa cleared out its showroom Tuesday night to make room for the large social gathering it hosted for finalists of this year's
Longtime Orléans business leader Peter Stewart honoured for economic development efforts
Feb 28, 2018
Peter Stewart has made a career out of helping businesses succeed.
NetIP Canada helps Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation's Hopes Rising campaign
Feb 28, 2018
Last fall’s Diwali Gala was an extravaganza of lights, music and dance held at a fan
Poor Chefs Competition raises funds, awareness for Operation Come Home
Feb 23, 2018
It’s surprising what a group of Ottawa chefs were able to whip up for Operation Come Home’s 3rd annual Poor Chefs Competition, while relying on a budget of only three bucks and a couple of items on
Knock on Wood founder marks firm’s 20th anniversary amid changing PR landscape
Feb 21, 2018
If you attended Carleton University in the mid ’80s, you were more likely to see Karen Wood socializing in the student association’s Roo
Maddy's Gala tops goal, raises $125K for Roger Neilson House
Feb 20, 2018
Evening sees large turnout from Ottawa Senators team, surprise donation
Macdonald-Laurier Institute draws big crowd for discussion on Canada-U.S. relations
Feb 15, 2018
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute picked a hot topic of conversation – the future of Canada-US relations – for its annual dinner held Tuesday at the Canadian War Museum.
Ottawa-based Kettleman’s Bagel Co. eyes ambitious expansion
Feb 13, 2018
Want to know what’s expanding faster than dough in a wood-burning oven? Kettleman’s Bagel Company.
Senators Soirée raises $278K for Ottawa youth
Feb 12, 2018
How do you grab the attention of chatty gala-goers when you need them to head to the ballroom for dinner? Send in an eight-piece brass band. Its big noises will do the trick.
Viennese Winter Ball offers dreamy night of dining and dancing in support of youth music initiatives
Feb 12, 2018
Singer Kellylee Evans, violinist Kerson Leong among artists to perform at annual event
Kaleidoscope of Hope brings youth, parents and business leaders together at Brookstreet Hotel
Feb 10, 2018
Dozens of teenagers found their natural high Friday by taking part in the Kaleidoscope of Hope gala, an event that raises awareness and funds for local youth battling addictions and mental health i
Devenny and McDonald: Life partners at home, rivals in the workplace
Feb 7, 2018
Here’s a question you’ll never hear asked over dinner between Carol Devenny and her husband Grant McDonald: “So honey, how was your day at work?”
100 Women Who Care continues to have a direct and positive impact on the lives of others
Feb 6, 2018
There’s no charity too small or too obscure for consideration by 100 Women Who Care Ottawa, a group of women who share a common desire to give ba
Rideau Club welcomes younger crowd with casual reinvention
Feb 5, 2018
The venerable Rideau Club is looking to shake its reputation as a place for rich, old white men to convene by successfully attracting a growing number of millennials to what’s become the last priva
uOttawa law students break the ice on mental health at Ottawa Law Classic
Feb 4, 2018
Despite the lopsided finish, the real goal for the University of Ottawa law students was to raise awareness and funds for an important mental health initiative.
Home Hardware CEO offers handy tips to Telfer School of Management students, alumni
Feb 2, 2018
Home Hardware's CEO Terry Davis told the crowd of established and aspiring entrepreneurs about the lessons learned from his time at the helm of the Canadian-owned home-improvement chain.
Ottawa skiers boot up and hit the slopes at Ronald McDonald House SkiFest
Jan 26, 2018
Members of Ottawa’s business community swapped a day of dark corridors and fluorescent-lit offices for some crisp, cold air and the swooshing sounds of their skis on snow at the 26th annual Ronald
Long-serving Ottawa restaurants fêted for staying power
Jan 25, 2018
When it comes to running a successful restaurant, there’s no secret ingredient behind it but, rather, a recipe that’s deceptively simple, like homemade whipped cream.
Taste in the Glebe continues sold-out streak with support from local businesses
Jan 19, 2018
Many of the Glebe's finest eateries came together for dinner on Thursday night, giving attendees a taste of why the Ottawa neighbourhood's food scene is so in-demand.
From stock boy to entrepreneur: Glebe Trotters’s Paul Shields finds the right fit
Jan 15, 2018
From stockboy to store owner, Paul Shields has slowly and steadily built one of the most successful independent shoe retailers around, and he’s done it through hard work and hustle.
Fotenn’s Ottawa planning gurus map path to success
Jan 9, 2018
They say timing is everything. Assuming that old adage were true, the best thing to have done during the economic storm of the early 1990s was to just sit tight and wait it out.
AOE Arts Council toasts 2018 at New Year's Levee
Jan 8, 2018
A holiday season hounded by bitterly cold temperatures didn’t stop dozens of artists and arts supporters from bundling up and heading over to the Annual New Year’s Levee hosted by the AOE Arts Coun
Holiday helpers with Caring and Sharing Exchange pack hampers for families in need
Dec 21, 2017
Volunteers with the Caring and Sharing Exchange were busier than Santa’s sleep-deprived elves on deadline as they packed hundreds of food hampers on Wednesday morning for delivery to families and i
Canadian Club of Ottawa closes 2017 with spotlight on local retail
Dec 20, 2017
With the Christmas shopping rush in full swing, the subject of retail was all the rage at the Canadian Club of Ottawa’s final luncheon for the season, held at the Fairmont Château Laurier on Tuesda
Young Jewish professionals take break from busy lives to connect at Chanukah Ball
Dec 18, 2017
There were dreidels, donuts and dancing awaiting the nearly 100 attendees of the Chanukah Ball organized Saturday by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Emerging Generation division.
Employees’ Choice Awards shines a light on best places to work in Ottawa
Dec 15, 2017
From a company that welcomes dogs at work to a business that literally breaks down barriers with wall-free office space, the efforts made by bosses to keep their employees happy were celebrated at
Following TV career, Catherine Clark finds entrepreneurial footing
Dec 14, 2017
It was a dream job, really.
Ottawa Tourism celebrates banner Canada 150 year at holiday bash
Dec 10, 2017
For social columnists, attending a party for the hospitality industry is a dream come true.
Christmas Cheer Breakfast at the Westin raises $120,000 for local charities
Dec 8, 2017
The only way the Christmas Cheer Breakfast could've been more festive was for snowflakes to start falling gently from the ceiling of the Westin Ottaw
National Gallery of Canada Foundation lights up giant Christmas tree for holiday party
Dec 7, 2017
An invite-only crowd of about 200 got a sneak peek at the four-storey-high Christmas tree, in all its glam and glory, during a holiday party hosted Wednesday by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC)
Entrepreneurial career just what the doctor ordered for Ottawa health-care pioneer
Nov 30, 2017
Sanjay Shah was on a family holiday with his wife and newborn son in Hawaii when he found the beach-induced inspiration to quit his job and follow his dream of running his own business.
Grinch Dinner raises $250K over 10 years for Shepherds of Good Hope
Nov 30, 2017
Not only was it a meal fit for every Who in Whoville, but the 10th anniversary of the Grinch Dinner raised a considerable sum of money – $40,750 – for the Shepherds of Good Hope, a non-profit organ
Mann Lawyers hosts open house in bigger, better new office space
Nov 29, 2017
Ottawa law firm Mann Lawyers opened its doors to clients and colleagues Tuesday night by hosting a party to show off its warm and welcoming new office space.
Château Laurier's Trees of Hope celebrates 20 years of helping CHEO
Nov 28, 2017
Bring on the mince pies and mistletoe.
OSEG's new charity to keep kids active exceeds expectations, raises $1.25M
Nov 26, 2017
A new charitable organization launched by the same group of businessmen who brought professional football back to Ottawa has scored the equivalent of a 109-yard touchdown.
Jessica Mulroney, Melinda Karlsson boost awareness, funds for Shoebox Project for homeless women
Nov 22, 2017
Two well-known women – Jessica Mulroney and Melinda Karlsson – teamed up Tuesday for the launch of a grassroots initiative that brings joy and happiness each holid
Black Tie Bingo raises $70K to improve quality of life for people in palliative care, elderly
Nov 21, 2017
You could feel the excitement and tension in the room as players waited in anticipation for the next number to be called, their daubers poised in midair over their cards.
Infinity Convention Centre brings Midas Touch to Ottawa Cancer Foundation dinner
Nov 20, 2017
You might say that Dhadkan has a heart of gold, following its Midas Touch-themed benefit dinner held Friday at the new Infinity Convention Centre.
It's a $205K happy ending for The Ashbury Ball: Once Upon A Time
Nov 20, 2017
Partial proceeds from private school gala will provide financial assistance to deserving students
New and improved Canada Science and Tech Museum reopens on 50th birthday with big celebration
Nov 17, 2017
Hundreds of guests flock to see new exhibits and changes made to national museum
Ottawa lawyer, philanthropist and volunteer Lawrence Greenspon honoured at annual JNF dinner
Nov 15, 2017
If you had to name Ottawa's most famous practicing lawyer, it would probably be Lawrence Greenspon, a criminal defence and civil litigation lawyer with an undeniable soft spot for
AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards celebrate some of Ottawa's most tireless supporters
Nov 15, 2017
Three sisters raise awareness over youth homelessness after the oldest comes face-to-face with a teenage girl begging for change outside their neighbourhood grocery store.
Bluesky’s Susan Smith parlays passion for politics into thriving Ottawa business
Nov 14, 2017
Once a bit of a political junkie, always a bit of a political junkie. At least that’s the way it is with Ottawa-born-and-raised Susan Smith.
Welch Grand Casino Night rakes in nearly $25K for Ottawa cancer foundation
Nov 13, 2017
Don't worry, nobody blew their child’s college fund or lost their home at the Welch Grand Casino Night held Wednesday at the Shaw Centre.
2017 Gold Medal Plates Ottawa gala helps to support the Olympic dream
Nov 9, 2017
Briana Kim got to stand proud on the culinary podium at Thursday’s Gold Medal Plates, an annual gala that celebrates excellence in food, drink, entertainment and athletics in suppo
Up Close and Unplugged benefit with Jim Cuddy raises $200K for NAC, Ottawa cancer foundation
Nov 9, 2017
They loved him so much the first time, they just had to bring him back.
Annual Steel Toes & Stilettos Gala raises $120K for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa
Nov 7, 2017
Single working mother Annie Aningmiuq tried saving enough money for a down payment on a home for her and her son. But, as is often the case, life kept getting in the way.
Malhotra Family Foundation's Share Party nets $100,000 for charity
Nov 6, 2017
Not only do the Malhotras throw a really good party, but they make it look so easy.
Shave-off event at Glebe barber shop helps to launch Movember month
Nov 2, 2017
Movember madness got off to a good, clean (shaven) start at Capital Barber Shop, where supporters of the month-long fundraising and awareness campaign for men’s health helped to kick it off on Wedn
You.i TV's Jason Flick: From high school ‘super geek’ to Ottawa tech superstar
Nov 1, 2017
Growing up in the ’80s, Jason Flick taught himself computer programming on an entry-level Timex Sinclair 1000 while dreaming of one day leaving behind his sleepy southwestern Ontario hometown for a
The Ottawa Hospital Gala celebrates leading-edge health research
Oct 29, 2017
The Ottawa Hospital Gala is a staggeringly beautiful evening that draws together a community of business people and influencers while celebrating Ottawa researchers who are pushing back the boundar
The Foundation WCPD marks anniversary ahead of Ottawa Philanthropy Awards gala
Oct 27, 2017
Commonly known as 'The Phils,' awards take place at the Shaw Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
AOE Arts Council celebrates 30 years at carnival-themed Artinis
Oct 26, 2017
It was come one, come all to the greatest shindig in town.
Nature Canada celebrates all-female initiative to protect the wild and connect kids to nature
Oct 25, 2017
It’s been scientifically proven that getting outside has a profound effect on the brain.
DCR/Phoenix’s Cuckoo Kochar named Ottawa’s Outstanding Individual Philanthropist
Oct 24, 2017
When one thinks of philanthropy, it’s often associated with wealthy donors cutting big cheques for charity.
Redblacks coach urges Special Olympic athletes to 'believe in yourself' at charity breakfast
Oct 23, 2017
The oath taken by Special Olympic athletes is said to have originally come from the gladiators of Ancient Rome, as they entered the arena saying: “Let me win.
National Arts Centre uses new event space to welcome executive chef Kenton Leier
Oct 19, 2017
The National Arts Centre has never looked as fresh and modern as it does today, thanks to a $110-million facelift that’s left areas of the proper
Viennese Winter Ball gets it dance card ready for big night in Ottawa
Oct 19, 2017
Sure, it’s all sun and shirt weather now but, come February, an evening of fine dining and dancing to live orchestral music is just what you’ll need to pull through the depths of winter.
Ottawa's Cindy Tomlinson Keon builds on a strong foundation
Oct 18, 2017
Cindy Tomlinson Keon might not have grown up playing with Tonka trucks, but she learned early on the difference between an excavator and a backhoe.
Scottish minister in town to strengthen business ties with Canada
Oct 17, 2017
Along the bonny banks of the Ottawa River, government officials from both Scotland and Canada gathered Monday during our sesquicentennial anniversary to celebrate 150 years of friendship between ou
Ottawa's Network of Indian Professionals Canada hosts Diwali and Awards Gala
Oct 16, 2017
Three members of Ottawa Indo-Canadian community inducted into Hall of Fame.
Atlantic Salmon Federation reels in sold-out crowd at annual Ottawa Fall Run Dinner
Oct 13, 2017
It’s always an upstream battle to protect our country’s wild Atlantic salmon population but the proceeds hauled in from Wednesday's 21st Annual Ottawa Fall Run Dinner will help the Atlantic Salmon
Mental health benefit with Daniel Alfredsson raises record-breaking $110K for Ottawa Salus
Oct 6, 2017
When you drop the name “Ottawa Salus” in the general community, you’re more likely to get blank stares and radio silence than nods of recognition and affirmation.
German ambassador taps keg at Oktoberfest benefit for University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Oct 4, 2017
She’s only just arrived in town and already new German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser was involved Wednesday night with a very important diplomatic matter: tapping a barrel of beer f
Ottawa marketing guru stays True to her business vision
Oct 3, 2017
As a wise and successful entrepreneur once said, it’s better to risk than to regret.
Lawyers rock to feed the hungry at Ottawa Food Bank
Oct 1, 2017
More than 250 people packed Babylon Nightclub to cheer on the lawyers-turned-musicians, raising at least $7,000 for the local food bank.
Emond Harnden LLP celebrates 30 years
Sep 29, 2017
It's from humble beginnings that Emond Harnden LLP has grown into the largest labour and employment firm in Eastern Ontario, and one of the leading firms in the country.
Condo developer Sam Mizrahi hosts reception for NAC Gala donors
Sep 27, 2017
Mizrahi Developments’ stunning presentation gallery proved itself more than just a pretty face Tuesday by serving as a party venue to thank supporters of the recent National Arts Centre Gala.
Fight for the Cure charity boxing gala aims to put cancer down for the count
Sep 25, 2017
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation was fortunate to have a committed group of businesspeople in its corner for this year's Fight for the Cure, a popular charity boxing fundraiser that leaves par
Royal's Women for Mental Health returns to Rideau Hall for final hurrah
Sep 20, 2017
The afternoon event was a reception for members of the Royal’s Women for Mental Health (WFMH), an all-female philanthropic initiative. It started in 2011 with 21 founders. They recruited more women,…
Ottawa chefs hold sandwich showdown for Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre
Sep 20, 2017
Gold Medal Plate winner Joe Thottungal, chef and owner of the Coconut Lagoon, can now add another prestigious title to his collection: Sandwich Sovereign of Ottawa.
NAC Gala starring k.d.lang raises $747,000 for young performing arts and education
Sep 17, 2017
She may spell her name in small letters but k.d. lang’s performance at the National Arts Centre Gala on Saturday night was nothing short of all-uppercase amazing.
15th annual Lumière Gala raises record-breaking funds for cancer foundation
Sep 15, 2017
Sold-out event hosted by tech giant Terry Matthews' Brookstreet Hotel, Wesley Clover Foundation.
Eggspectation breakfast benefit brings home the bacon for Montfort Hospital
Sep 12, 2017
Five-hour fundraiser at downtown Ottawa restaurant raises $15,000 for new cardiac CT scanner.
Giant Tiger looks to elevate its brand with new fashion lines
Sep 8, 2017
Ottawa-based discount retailer supports Ride for Dad at men’s fashion show
Veteran Ottawa fundraiser Janice Barresi to quarterback OSEG foundation
Sep 5, 2017
Non-profit sector leader Janice Barresi has been lured back from the corporate world to work her fundraising magic on a brand new charitable foundation created by the owners of the Ottawa
Life's a banquet for master Ottawa restaurateur Stephen Beckta
Jul 10, 2017
Here’s a recipe for becoming a successful restaurant owner: Take a generous amount of talent, passion and ambition, let it simmer for three hard-working decades, and then garnish it with
U.S. and Canada celebrate ties at Fourth of July embassy party
Jul 6, 2017
Canada really took one for the team, suffering through a soggy sesquicentennial on July 1 so that our friends to the south could enjoy a glorious Independence Day.
Ottawa's Shopify gets helping hand from Prince Charles in launching 14 new businesses
Jul 5, 2017
A group of bright-eyed entrepreneurs got a brush with royalty after Prince Charles dropped into Ottawa-based e-commerce giant Shopify while visiting the nation’s capital during its
Royals cut ribbon to open new and improved National Arts Centre in Ottawa
Jul 3, 2017
Royal watchers don't mess around.
Spirit of Harry Leikin, a ‘pioneer of Nepean,’ lives on through family enterprise
Jun 27, 2017
Behind every building is a story of what came before.
Montfort Hospital Foundation scores big on fun with casual afternoon benefit featuring Ottawa Fury
Jun 26, 2017
Fury for the Heart raises $50,000 for hospital's campaign to buy specialized cardiac CT scanner.
Tailgating with Jeff Hunt: Ottawa RedBlacks president hosts party to open 2017 season
Jun 26, 2017
How fitting that there were grey skies, to go with the Grey Cup-winning RedBlacks' season home opener, during a year that will see the Grey Cup f
Wabano's Igniting the Spirit celebration raises funds for aboriginal healthcare facility
Jun 23, 2017
One minute, a sold-out crowd of 600 is sitting itself down in a ballroom for dinner and, the next, it’s surrounded by dancers masquerading as forest creatures, moving with such pride, passion and z
Marking 75 years, Carleton celebrates ‘startup spirit’
Jun 20, 2017
You know it’s a special occasion when Jim Watson shows up in his mayoral “bling,” formally referred to as his ceremonial chain of office.
Forty Under 40 gala honours young Ottawa business leaders and trailblazers
Jun 19, 2017
An eager and ecstatic group of young entrepreneurs was out to prove that Ottawa isn’t just a government town, but a city full of big dreams worth chasing, at Friday’s 20th annual
Ringside for Youth XXIII punches out some cash for Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
Jun 16, 2017
Few fundraisers in Ottawa have gone the distance quite like Ringside for Youth XXIII, an annual dinner and boxing night that’s raised millions of dollars for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.
Ottawa Gold Plate Dinner honours Argos Carpets founder Peter Foustanellas
Jun 14, 2017
Evening raises $420,000 for Hellenic Community and Queensway Carleton Hospital
Numbers speak louder than words for WelchGroup's Enman
Jun 12, 2017
WelchGroup Consulting president Candace Enman’s story begins on the western red shores of Prince Edward Island.
Twinkle Gala draws business leaders, philanthropists to make fundraising history for Ottawa Hospital
Jun 9, 2017
All the stars aligned for the Twinkle Gala, creating a magical and flawless evening that unfolded Thursday in the the Rockcliffe Park backyard party paradise belonging to Ottawa tech pioneer
Ottawa's Montfort Hospital launches new Fury for the Heart gala
Jun 8, 2017
Ottawa Fury soccer team to participate in unique fundraiser, set for June 25
Rainy day doesn't dampen support for Cornerstone Housing for Women
Jun 5, 2017
From hail to heat waves, Ottawa couturier Frank Sukhoo has seen it all while hosting his annual outdoor fashion show for Cornerstone Housing for Women.
$5,000-a-ticket ‘Twinkle Gala’ to be held at Michael Potter’s Ottawa mansion
Jun 5, 2017
A group of Ottawa philanthropists is throwing a fundraiser unlike any other seen in our fair city.
Gemstone creates its own ‘jewel’ with new office in Ottawa's Centretown
Jun 2, 2017
When Josh Zaret said he was throwing a “fun, casual pizza party” to celebrate the official launch of Gemstone Corporation’s new office building, design centre and showroom, he wasn
Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala enjoys record-breaking year back on Lemieux Island
Jun 1, 2017
There’s no room at the Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala for fairweather friends. That’s because it’s the kind of outdoor gala where one happily attends, rain or shine; it’s just that much fun.
Fuller Keon Golf Tournament drives home support for the Heart Institute
May 30, 2017
Jim Reklitis is quick to admit that he’s not a gifted golfer, but what he lacks on the golf course he's made up for in his leadership role with the annual Fuller Keon Golf Tourname
Jonathan Westeinde builds a powerful legacy of green real estate
May 30, 2017
Jonathan Westeinde can be forgiven for running a few minutes behind for our interview. As co-founder and chief executive of Windmill Developments, he has a lot on his plate these days.
‘Amazing People’ concert with Chantal Kreviazuk adds star power to Ottawa Race Weekend
May 29, 2017
Pasta dinner and light stretching aside, the best way to prepare for this year's Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend was to hang out with the consummately entertaining and insanely talented Chanta
Launch of St. Charles Market breathes new life into the old Vanier church
May 26, 2017
Award-winning Linebox is behind St. Charles Market design
Ottawa lawyers to take ‘a stab’ at Macbeth
May 23, 2017
Here’s something new: Lawyers backstabbing one another. No, no, I mean it. Literally. With a knife, in cold-blooded murder.
National Science and Innovation Gala honours bright young minds, steampunk style
May 18, 2017
Governor General David Johnston delivered opening remarks at the inaugural gala and awards ceremony
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau recognized by HIPPY Canada as positive role model
May 17, 2017
Even one of our country’s most famous moms, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, acknowledges that it’s not an easy job.
Toronto-based developer Sam Mizrahi breaks into the Ottawa condo market with a splash
May 12, 2017
The shovel hasn’t even hit the ground and already Mizrahi Developments was making its mark on Ottawa with the grand opening for its new luxury boutique condominium, 1451 Wellington.
Politics and the Pen literary gala draws heavy hitters from political, business and journalism circles
May 10, 2017
It was a paparazzo’s playground at the Château Laurier on Wednesday as cabinet ministers and members of parliament, business leaders, household-name journalists and notable authors came together fo
Hundreds start their day by raising $433K for Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
May 10, 2017
There’s nothing like powering up in the morning with a cancer-fighting breakfast, served with a side order of hope and inspiration.
Arnie Vered Dinner celebrates Ottawa families in business
May 8, 2017
While we've all heard stories about family businesses gone bad (think McCain Foods and its bitter succession feud), family-owned firms are the bedrock of communities and the backbone of economies.
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Breakfast celebrates Graham Macmillan for his long-time leadership and commitment
May 5, 2017
For the past 10 years, Graham Macmillan has dedicated his time and energy to giving all kids in our community equal access to opportunities and possibilities, through his leadership as chair of the…
Politicians, business leaders gather to promote Evening in the Maritimes
May 4, 2017
You could almost smell salt air coming from the Speaker’s Salon in Centre Block of Parliament Hill on Wednesday as supporters of Citizen Advocacy got together for a hot bowl of chowder and to promo
Sparkle Dental Charity Ball shines at Infinity Convention Centre
May 1, 2017
For a sexy event, it wasn’t a sexy cause: oral health.
PWL Ottawa hosts An Evening with Ray Zahab for The Ottawa Hospital
Apr 26, 2017
With the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend just around the bend, runners and non-runners alike were reminded Tuesday night of what they’re capable of achieving, whether it’s pushing one’s body to the ne
Ottawa developer John Ruddy donates $1 million to National Arts Centre
Apr 26, 2017
They may not be spotlight seekers, but local business leader and philanthropist John Ruddy and his wife, Jennifer, are sharing top billing in the National Arts Centre’s announcement of th
Canopy Growth's Bruce Linton building budding marijuana empire
Apr 25, 2017
There’s a spring snowstorm brewing outside and Bruce Linton has chosen to wear a short-sleeved tropical shirt, with matching yellow-rimmed sunglasses tucked into his breast pocket.
Local craft brewers hop over to Big Rig for Ottawa Brewery Collaboration Day
Apr 24, 2017
Elmwood School Gala raises $280K for Ottawa student bursaries, new science labs
Apr 23, 2017
The 28th annual Elmwood School Gala won me over with its title alone: Ahead by a Century.
“For the Kids” charitable auction raises $117K for Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
Apr 21, 2017
TD Place is about to become home to a new piece of art that celebrates our nation’s major milestone birthday and also has the distinction of having raised thousands of dollars to help children and
Hydro Ottawa boss charged up about firm’s future
Apr 20, 2017
Bryce Conrad was perfectly happy working as an assistant deputy minister in the federal government.
35 Ottawa restaurants to donate portion of sales to A Taste for Life
Apr 20, 2017
The midweek slump is about to take a tasty turn for the better as legions of Ottawa residents prepare to do something so simple for charity: Dine out this Wednesday, April 26.
GCTC wins over audience with '1979' political satire
Apr 16, 2017
Michael Healey’s brand new political satire 1979 was put to a full house, not for a vote but to entertain the audience members that packed the place for the Great Canadian
Petit Bill's Bistro celebrates milestone birthday by giving back to the community
Apr 12, 2017
If you follow the news, it seems restaurants close and open in this town faster than a kitchen swinging door.
Ottawa taps into sugar shack fun with Sugar Lumberfest
Apr 11, 2017
The Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park got a little sweeter Saturday as it played host to Ottawa’s first urban suga
Ottawa physicians perfect footwork at 'Dancing with Docs' fundraiser
Apr 9, 2017
All eyes were on a group of Ottawa doctors who performed under extremely stressful conditions, surrounded by bright ligh
Ottawa’s Parkdale Food Centre launches community social enterprise
Apr 7, 2017
When Karen Secord used to hear the word “innovation” she would often think of high tech, satelli
Ottawa social enterprises profit from Kathleen Kemp’s passion
Apr 6, 2017
At the young age of 23, Kathleen Kemp has learned to place her thumb on the scales of work-life balance.
Mitchell Bellman named new CEO of Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
Apr 4, 2017
The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health has hired seasoned professional fundraiser Mitchell Bellman as its new pre
Ottawa rolls out the red carpet for Juno stars
Apr 3, 2017
Music industry players and special guests gathered at the Shaw Centre for a private awards dinner ceremony
Charity cook-off tests kitchen skills of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, BLG, Gowling WLG, Edelman professionals
Mar 31, 2017
With bragging rights at stake, a group of Ottawa lawyers swapped their advocacy for aprons to participate in United Way
Revived art auction raises $22K for Ottawa’s Big Brothers Big Sisters, Operation Come Home
Mar 30, 2017
One of Ottawa’s oldest charity auctions has been brought back by popular demand.
Behind the scenes of Ottawa’s Red Bull Crashed Ice weekend
Mar 29, 2017
You’ve got to love party swag that’s not only practical but essential, such as the grey tuques handed out to some 1,400 ticket holders for the Red Bull Crashed Ice VIP party held at the Château Lau
‘Ladies night’ raises $8,000 for Ottawa’s Harmony House
Mar 27, 2017
Jeri Campbell, wife of Ottawa RedBlacks head coach Rick Campbell, was among roughly 100 women helping to raise money for victims of domestic abuse during a party held Friday at And
Novotel Ottawa hotel opens new gastropub in historic Albion Rooms
Mar 24, 2017
Executive chef Jesse Bell has been working diligently over the past year toward the opening of The Albion Rooms’ new Heritage Room Gastropub, located at the Novotel Ottawa on Nicholas Street.
Ottawa composer-turned-lawyer plays to his strengths
Mar 20, 2017
Ted Mann clearly remembers Watergate, arguably the biggest political scandal in U.S.
Stanley Cup lands in Ottawa for 125th anniversary celebrations
Mar 16, 2017
While most towns have to cheer through to springtime to get the Stanley Cup, Ottawa just had to wait for it to celebrate a milestone birthday.
Ottawa Irish-Canadians celebrate St. Patrick’s Week with Bruyère fundraiser
Mar 15, 2017
If anybody should have been dancing a happy jig at the Irish Canadian Saint Patrick’s Week Luncheon it should have been
Ottawa’s King of public relations
Mar 13, 2017
When Jackie King was a wee lass of five, she was given a minor role in a community play. She had three lines.
St. Patrick’s Home draws on Cuban influences at Tropicana fundraiser in Ottawa
Mar 13, 2017
It was a night of panama hats, mojito cocktails and Cuban cigars (the chocolate kind) at the St.
Ottawa’s Women in Business Conference celebrates female entrepreneurs
Mar 8, 2017
Let’s be honest: If given the choice, most of us would spend the entire day in our pajamas.
Annual Inspiration Awards Gala raises $429K for Royal Ottawa
Mar 7, 2017
Honorary award recipient Sharon Johnston and her husband, Governor General David Johnston, put the Royal in Royal Ottawa Mental Health Care and Research by attendi
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