Past Events

2017 Black Tie Bingo

On Saturday, November 18, a sold-out crowd of over 350 fabulous bingo enthusiasts gathered for Ottawa’s only annual Black Tie Bingo! Fundraiser. The fourth edition of this event was a huge success raising an impressive $70,000 for the OutCare Foundation and the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa. Funds will be used for those who require palliative care and to purchase much-needed equipment to improve the quality of life of seniors living in not for profit long-term care.

The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre was transformed into the most elegant bingo hall in the city. Presented by Family Tree Wealth Management, IPC Securities Corporation, this formal yet exciting event was a huge hit with guests enjoying a string quartet while mingling at the reception and browsing the impressive selection of silent auction items before taking their seats for a scrumptious dinner. Emcee Catherine Clark skillfully guided the players through seven sometime nail-biting games of bingo.

“This event is just so much fun,” commented Adam Nihmey, Founder and Chairman of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa. “Guests really get competitive when playing bingo for such great prizes,” remarked the Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., C.M., the OutCare Foundation’s Chair.

Funds raised will support the good work of the OutCare Foundation and the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa helping individuals who need palliative care and to improve the quality of life of residents in not for profit long-term care. It will ensure that people are comfortable, well taken care of, and treated with dignity in their remaining years. To learn more about the charities visit www.outcarefoundation.org and www.eldercarefoundation.ca.

Presenting sponsor Family Tree Wealth Management, IPC Securities Corporation was an enthusiastic partner of this event, as well as our wine sponsor Logan Katz LLP.  The list of table sponsors is long and includes: Augustine Bater Binks LLP Litigation Lawyers, Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, BMO Wealth Management, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Chartwell Retirement Residences, CIBC Private Wealth Management (Tim Orr), Friends of the OutCare Foundation, LaBarge Weinstein LLP & MBM Intellectual Property Law, Priority Patient Transfer Services, Royal LePage Team Realty Brokerage & Linda McCallum, Sales Representative, Saint Elizabeth Foundation, and W.O. Stinson & Son Ltd. Other sponsors and bingo prize donors include: Ben Babelowsky, Capacity Financial Consulting, CIBC Private Wealth Management (Dan Saikaley), CommuniCare Therapy, Friends Bingo, the Lowe-Martin Group, Linda McCallum, Meridian Credit Union, the Ottawa Business Journal, the St-Laurent Centre, and The Crane Beach Resort in Barbados. We also thank the dozens of other donors and silent auction sponsors.

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On Saturday, November 12, 330 elegant bingo players gathered for the annual Black Tie Bingo! Fundraiser last Saturday. The third edition of this event was a huge success raising an impressive $63,000 for the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and the OutCare Foundation. Funds will be used to purchase important equipment to improve the quality of life of seniors living in not-for-profit long-term care and those who require palliative care.

The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre was transformed into the most elegant bingo hall in the city. Presented by Family Tree Wealth Management, IPC Securities Corporation, this formal yet fun event was a huge hit with guests enjoying the sweet sound of jazz while mingling at the reception and browsing the impressive selection of silent auction items before taking their seats for a scrumptious dinner. Emcee Catherine Clark skillfully guided the players through seven sometime nail-biting games of bingo. View the pictures from this event.

“This event is just so much fun,” commented Adam Nihmey, Founder and Chairman of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa. “Guests really get competitive when playing bingo for such great prizes,” remarked the Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., C.M., OutCare Foundation Chair.

New to the event was a unique and welcoming video address from Madame Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, who encouraged guests to support the two charities while having fun.

Presenting sponsor Family Tree Wealth Management,  IPC Securities Corporation was an enthusiastic partner of this event, as well as our wine sponsor Logan Katz LLP and sponsors and donors including 1-800-Got-Junk?, Augustine Bater Binks LLP, Benchent, BLG, Chartwell Retirement Residences, Capacity Financial Consulting, CIBC Wood Gundy (Timothy Orr)CIBC Wood Gundy (Dan Saikaley),  Colonnade Investments, Innovative Medicines Canada, Friends Bingo, The Jewel 98.5, the Lowe Martin Group, Ottawa Business Journal, PwC Canada, Oriana Trombetti, St. Laurent Centre, Surgenor Ottawa, Swiss International Air Lines, Tech 4-U, Telus and VIA Rail.

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2015 Black Tie Bingo

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, over 350 elegant bingo players gathered for the annual Black Tie Bingo! Fundraiser presented by BMO Financial Group. The second edition of this event was a huge success raising an impressive $60,000 for the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and the OutCare Foundation. The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre was transformed into the most elegant bingo hall in the city. This formal yet fun event was a huge hit with guests enjoying the sweet sound of jazz while mingling at the reception and browsing the impressive selection of silent auction items before taking their seats for a scrumptious dinner. After the meal, emcee Catherine Clark skillfully guided the players through seven sometime nail-biting games. “It was amazing to feel the energy in the room,” commented Adam Nihmey, Founder and Chairman of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa. “Our guests really loved the bingo games,” John Bradley, Chairman of the OutCare Foundation remarked.

Presenting sponsor BMO Financial Group was an enthusiastic partner of this event holding a pre-event and contest leading up to the event as well as being well represented at the gala. Sponsors, donors and event partners included All Seniors Care Living Centres, BLG, Benchent, Rx&D, Capacity Financial Consulting, CIBC Wood Gundy, Colonnade Investments, Emond Harnden, Friends Bingo, Gowlings, J. T. Bradley’s, The Jewel 98.5, Logan Katz LLP, the Lowe Martin Group, Ottawa Business Journal, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, PwC Canada, Oriana Trombetti, Renaissance Investments, St. Laurent Centre, Swiss International Air Lines, Telus and VIA Rail.

To see pictures from the 2015 Black Tie Bingo! Annual Fundraiser presented by BMO Financial Group click here.

2014 Black Tie Bingo

On November 22, 2014, Ottawa’s first Black Tie Bingo! Annual Fundraiser was a huge success raising an impressive $50,000 for the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and the OutCare Foundation. Presented by MediSystem Pharmacy (a Shoppers Drug Mart Company), this unique event was a big hit with the 300 who gathered at the Westin Hotel on Saturday. Guests enjoyed mingling at the reception and browsed the impressive selection of silent auction items. After an incredible meal, the bingo games began. Emcee Catherine Clark worked closely with professional bingo hall operators Friends’ Bingo guiding guests through five fun-filled and sometimes quite intense bingo games. Read the great summary by Ottawa Citizen‘s Caroline Phillips.

MediSystem Pharmacy played a leadership role as the presenting sponsor. Sponsors, donors and event partners included BMO Financial Group, Benchent, CIBC Wood Gundy, Chartwell Retirement Residences, Rx&D, Capacity Financial, Cisco, Dust Evans Grandmaitre, Ernst & Young, Friends’ Bingo, Gowlings, The Jewel 98.5, J.T. Bradley’s, KPMG, Logan Katz, Lowe Martin, Oriana Trombetti, Ottawa Business Journal, Renaissance Investments, Retire-At-Home, Sun Life Financial, Swiss International Air lines, Telus, VIA Rail and the Westin Ottawa.