Algonquin College Event Management – Fundraising Events

Candlelighters is very pleased to be working with the students at Algonquin College’s Event Management program. The students together in groups are working hard to plan fundraising events coming up in March and April. Candlelighters is very fortunate to benefit from the proceeds. Please consider attending an upcoming virtual fundraiser.

A Taste of France

March 20, 2021
5:00 – 7:00 PM EST

Can you picture yourself in a Parisian café indulging in a “pain au chocolate” while sipping on a “café au lait?” If so, joins us on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 from 5-7 pm EST for A Taste of France; a virtual evening of French inspired food and drinks. The evening begins as you are transported to a charming Paris alley featuring live music, a wine and cheese pairing lead by a gregarious sommelier, teasing your taste buds with the different regions of France. From there, the alluring smell of fresh pastries will make your mouth water as you participate in a baking workshop. The evening is capped off with a French inspired cocktail and mocktail workshop that will make you feel like you’re in a chic bar on the Champ Elysée. All proceeds from this event will go to Candlelighters, an Ottawa based charity that offers childhood cancer support programs.

Tickets are only 10$! To purchase a ticket and learn about our amazing silent auction visit À bientôt!

Hops(s) on Board

March 20, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 PM EST

Calling all beer lovers! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 20, 6:30 – 8:30pm and plan to attend “HOP(s) On Board”, a virtual yet interactive craft beer experience. We’ll all meet in the exclusive VIP lounge for a masterclass in craft beer tasting led by a certified cicerone. You will learn about the components of beer tasting including appearance, aroma, flavour, mouthfeel, finish, and flavour interactions. Your FLIGHT attendant will let you know when it’s time to HOP on board – you’ll travel to 3 different breweries for a tasting of their craft beer. These FLIGHTS are sure to excite your palette. We’ll TOP-OFF the experience, with a HOP Culture Trivia game to give you an opportunity to win great prizes. Attend this virtual event at no charge. Fundraising opportunities via donations and silent auction pre and during the event is in support of the Candlelighters, a local, not-for-profit organization who offers programs and services to young cancer patients and their families in Ottawa. Don’t delay and register for your FREE FLIGHT today! Your packing list will be sent out in advance so you can pick up everything needed to hop on board!

All information required to participate in this one-of-a-kind event can be found at

Bier N Brez’n

March 27, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 PM EST

Join us for an exciting experience, enjoying the taste and sounds of Oktoberfest, virtually from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. EST. Your taste buds will be treated to an array of classic aromatic hops while you enjoy four perfectly chilled craft beers. The smell of fresh buttery, Bavarian pretzels will fill the room as a chef joins us in preparing and crafting these delicious treats! A quick and easy to make German beer cheese will provide the perfect dipping partner for your pretzels. Throughout the event, an accordion artist will delight with their upbeat and energetic music, creating the true Octoberfest atmosphere. You will feel joyful while you laugh along with our stand-up comedian. An enthusiastic host will engage with interesting fun facts throughout the evening. This event is being held as a charity fundraiser for the Candlelighters and throughout the evening you will have the opportunity to bid on some amazing packages. Registration for this event is free and 100% of funds raised will be donated to the Candlelighters.

Register now on our website

Wildly Canadian

April 3, 2021
12:00 – 2:00 PM EST

Take off your toques and parkas, and leave your snowshoes by the door! You won’t need to brave the harsh winter weather to get a true taste of Canada’s wilderness when you join us online April 3rd for Wildly Canadian: Cooking on the Wild Side!  A virtual fundraiser for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs, Wildly Canadian will tickle your taste buds as celebrity Chef & Culinary Artist Jagger Gordon shares tips and tricks while demonstrating how to cook and serve a scrumptious Canadian fish dish. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoorsperson, or simply curious about the abundance of experiences Canada’s wilderness has to offer, there will be something for everyone. Anglers & orienteering experts will share best practices and answer your questions, ensuring your next foray into the wilderness will have positive results. As Canadians, we may be renowned for our “niceness”, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t keen on a little friendly competition! You’ll have the chance to win some sweet prizes, while savouring quintessential maple treats during How Canadian Are You? – a wildly Canadian Trivia Game!   This one-of-a-kind experience will touch your heart as you meet and learn about Candlelighters and how they help children battling cancer and their families. We hope their courage and resilience will inspire you to loosen your purse strings at our online Silent Auction, which will open March 26th.   This virtual event will be delivered via the eSax platform right to your chesterfield from 12:00pm-2:00pm on April 3rd, 2021, and its free! For more information, updates, and to register please visit our website and join the conversation on our socials!  Get ready for a voyage into Canada’s wild side that will surely leave you salivating for more!


Ride for Light

September 2021

Candlelighters has been working with our Community Partner, Foundation Private Wealth Management, on an exciting fundraising event planned during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

This year marks the 4th Annual Foundation Ride for Light cycling fundraising event. Make a difference in the lives of children and youth with cancer by joining us for ride. More details coming soon. #Ride4Light2021

Stay tuned for more information about other upcoming events that support Candlelighters.