Join us for an unforgettable evening, at the CityKidz Ottawa Dream Gala! Get ready to enjoy an amazing meal, bid on an array of dazzling silent auction prizes, and hear heartwarming stories, all in support of a great cause. This in-person event will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 1X1.

Prepare to be inspired as you hear from our special keynote speaker, Todd Bender, the Founder of CityKidz and Executive Director of CityKidz Hamilton. He will share personal stories from his experience in meeting the needs of children living in poverty by growing a thriving non profit organization that serves hundreds of children and families and now has two branches in Ottawa and Regina. The CityKidz Ottawa Dream Gala promises to be an evening filled with joy, hope, and inspiration!

By attending this event, you’ll be supporting CityKidz Ottawa’s mission to empower and uplift children in our community. Together, we can make a difference “For the Kids” and help these young dreamers reach their full potential. 

Special Guest Rev. Todd Bender, Founder of CityKidz

Ticket Information

Remember — whatever option you choose — you are doing it “For the Kids!”

Early Bird Ticket Prices

Take Advantage of our Early Bird Ticket Prices on sale until October 31, 2023:

  • $55 per person
  • $430 for a table of 8


Regular Ticket Prices

On November 1, prices go up:

  • $65 per person (Ticket Deadline – November 15)
  • $460 for a table of 8 (Ticket Deadline – November 10)


Donate: If your calendar is full and you can’t make it, you will be missed! If you’d still like to give a gift, we’ve provided an option for you to do that as well!

Frequently Asked Questions

We are at the beautiful RA Centre once again; easy to get to and with plenty of parking.

Come dressed in whatever makes you feel comfortable! We are suggesting business casual as an option.

What’s for dinner? A beautiful roast beef buffet dinner, with dessert prepared by our new partner, Chef Shawn Traversy.

Optional vegan and gluten free orders are available. Click that option when filling out your ticket info. If you missed checking that off, call CityKidz at 613-796-3063, by November 10, 2023 and let them know.

No it is not. This is an event intended for adults, however, the topics for discussion and activities are all “child-friendly”. We have had children attend as guests in the past without issue. It’s up to you!

No, there will be no door tickets.

Still have questions? We’ve got answers!

To learn more about CityKidz Ottawa Dream Gala, email Wendy Turpin or 613-796-3063.

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