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 virtual fundraising events coming up in July. Candlelighters along with the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre are very fortunate to benefit from the proceeds. Please consider attending an upcoming virtual fundraiser event.

Chill & Grill

July 15, 2021
7:00 PM EST

Patio season has arrived and we’re all firing up our Bar-B-Qs! If you want to have fun and learn how to an amazing outdoor meal, join us for “Grill and Chill”, a virtual fundraising event on Thursday, July 8 beginning at 7:00 pm. This fundraising event will benefit 2 amazing local charities – the Dave Smith Treatment Centre who help youths overcome additions and Candlelighters who assist families with a child diagnosed with cancer. During your time with us, professional chefs will guide you through a melt in your mouth summer BBQ meal and you’ll experience a thirst-quenching mixology session. The event will also host some comedy that will tickle your ribs (not pork ones!), we’ll bring an amazing singer who will delight you with her music, a silent auction and much more. Mark your calendars for this fun and fabulous summertime experience! For more information on this event, please visit

Heels for Healing

July 17, 2021
7:00 PM EST

Join us at Heels for Healing: A Royal Dragstravaganza for a night filled with entertainment to support two amazing local charities!

Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all regal individuals from across the globe! Your virtual presence is requested on Saturday, July 17th beginning at 7:00 PM EST for “Heels for Healing: A Royal Dragstravaganza” (virtual doors open at 6:45 PM EST). Join us in the grand Zoom party hall for a magnificent experience that will keep you entertained and engaged the entire evening. This is your chance to sit on your royal throne and enjoy some of Ottawa’s most fierce entertainment – this is an event that you won’t want to miss!

“Heels for Healing” will feature hostess Babe Kelly, a number of performances from illustrious local drag artists, trivia, an online silent auction full of lavish items, and so much more! All funds raised at “Heels for Healing” will support two community organizations, Candlelighters, a childhood cancer support program and the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, for youth recovering from addictions.
Plan to polish your crowns and finest jewels and take out your most royal garments because royalty realness is the theme for the event. For more information about this elite experience, please visit

Bollywood Xpress

July 18, 2021
11:00 AM EST


Hop on board to this virtual Bollywood Journey on Sunday, July 18th 2021 at 11:00 AM EST / 8:30 PM IST. This magical journey will take you to Bollywood experiences from different eras of the Indian cinema. You will travel along the Bollywood cinema which will feature breathtaking entertainment including vibrant and energetic Bollywood music and dance, a comedy show to chuckle up your mood, a saree draping session that you can incorporate in your wardrobe, a lip-smacking demonstration of famous Indian snacks, a silent auction and so much more! Join us for this unique experience in support of 2 amazing causes, the Dave’s Smith Youth Treatment Centre who support youth with addictions and Candlelighters, supporting families with a child who has cancer. So, grab your Sunday coffee and sit back for a journey full of entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you on this exhilarating ride in the world of Indian cinema.

For more information, please visit

Ride for Light

September 18, 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. Click here for more details #Ride4Light2021

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