Algonquin’s 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 online virtual fundraising events coming up in July. Candlelighters along with the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre , the Ottawa Riverkeeper and the Ottawa Food Bank are fortunate to benefit from the proceeds. Please consider supporting an upcoming fundraiser.

The Heat of Ottawa:
A Virtual Pub Crawl

Wednesday, July 22, – 7PM

Are you missing the excitement and comradery of a night on the town? If so, we have an exciting experience coming your way in July! Plan to ZOOM in with us for “The Heat of Ottawa: A Virtual Pub Crawl” on Wednesday, July 22 starting at 7:00 pm. During this virtual experience we plan to transport you back to an evening of pre-pandemic fun to some of the amazing pubs and bars in downtown Ottawa! Learn how to create a signature drink from a professional mixologist, compete in exciting games for a chance to win cool prizes, enjoy a private live performance from Ottawa based performers, and so much more!

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Rediscover Canada

Thursday, July 23 – 7PM

What do poutine, beavertails, Caesars and polite people have in common? They all come from Canada! Join us on Thursday, July 23, 2020 as we experience one of the most beautiful countries in the world – ours! The concept for “Rediscover Canada” came about during the COVID-19 pandemic during which an entire movement was experienced across our vast country. You will travel to a variety of cities and provinces and along the way, enjoy mouth-watering mixologist demonstrations, see and hear local entertainment, meet with some special guests and so much more! You will also have an hear from 4 Ottawa charities who have been hard at work supporting their clients during the COVID pandemic. Although not mandatory to attend the event, donating to the event will allow us to allocate funds to all of these well-deserved charities

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“Party Like A Youngster” P.L.A.Y.

Saturday, July 25 – 7PM

The global Covid-19 pandemic that is upon us has certainly changed the way we have lived these past few months. We have embraced the ‘new normal’ as best as we can. Let’s get set for quarantine summer 2020 with an event that brings back the memories of our young days. “Party Like A Youngster” or P.L.A.Y. takes place on Saturday, July 25th at 7 PM.

Join us for your chance to put aside the distractions of your daily lives; where you can re-visit your inner child, be creative, and have some fun.  P.L.A.Y. is a virtual event where you will enjoy playing interactive games such as Trivia, Taboo and Shazam, along with entertaining performances that can be enjoyed by people of all ages!

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Namaste India

Sunday, July 26 – 11AM

Are you missing the excitement of travelling to new and exotic locations? COVID-19 has kept us all within our own borders. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a virtual voyage across the world! Journey with us to “Namaste India” on Sunday, July 26th at 11:00 am EST where you will experience the cultural mix of food, art and music.   During this virtual experience, you will learn how to create an Indian meal, see the lovely work of a sand artist, hear traditional folk music, smile with some comedy, and test your knowledge of this great country.

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Lemonade Standemonium

The Cardel Lemonade Standemonium is taking on a new form this year, so that we can help protect our community’s health while supporting families who are facing cancer here in Ottawa. So instead of hosting a physical lemonade stand on June 6th, families across the Ottawa region will be taking a stand against cancer by hosting their very own virtual fundraisers!

We do hope to paint the town yellow with physical lemonade stands on a weekend later in the year, but for now we’ll be sharing the lemonade spirit online. Visit to learn more, or head right to to get started on creating your virtual lemonade stand!

The Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, August 21, 2020
Canadian Golf & Country Club

“The Memorial” is a culmination of two events, Tori’s Helping Hand and Refuse 2 Lose and continues to be a tribute to the Carswell family and the Jude family. The Memorial is an event celebrating the life of Tori Carswell and Bryce Jude which continues their legacy and support of Candlelighters with proceeds going to Tori’s Helping Hand, and Refuse 2 Lose campaigns.

Please consider becoming part of the The Memorial, where you can make a difference for families that could use a helping hand right now!

Ride for Light

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Save the date: Saturday, September 19, 2020.

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 3rd 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. Stay tuned for more details! #Ride4Light

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