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Galas, gourmet get-togethers, golf tournaments, family running weekends, informative presentations and heart-wise education, our busy calendar has something for everyone. Check back often for updates on new social and learning opportunities. Learn, socialize, change your life and support heart health too: it’s all here in the year ahead. 

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Host Events

February is Heart Month

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 to Thursday, February 28, 2019

Location: Ottawa

Heart Month is an opportunity for individuals, groups, and businesses to take the lead in raising funds and awareness for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. It's giving that goes straight to the heart of care in your community. 

The Ottawa Heart Institute's new clinical tower the largest expansion in our more than 40 year history - opened its doors in April 2018. Right now, there is an urgent need to purchase new cardiac equipment for the new facility. If you or someone you love has ever been a patient at the Heart Institute, chances are that equipment purchased through donations and support like yours may saved your life.

You can be a part of Heart Month in a number of ways:

  • participate in an event
  • buy and display a paper heart
  • make a donation that could be matched by a Community Matching Partner
  • Take control of your heart health with the Heart Health Challenge
For more information:

Lindsay Firestone: 613-696-7261 / lfirestone@ottawaheart.ca

Katya Valiquette: 613-696-7030 ext 18586 / kvaliquette@ottawaheart.ca

Team Heart at the Ottawa Race Weekend

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019 to Sunday, May 26, 2019

Location: Ottawa

Join the Heart Institute Race Weekend Team and participate in Ottawa Race Weekend with Heart Institute staff, patients, alumni, friends and family on a 5km or 10km run or walk. Team Heart members will be supported along the way with training tips, a group warm-up, and company during the race (if you choose).

Join Team Heart at Ottawa Race Weekend
 •  Register at www.runottawa.ca, and select the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation as your charity!
•  Choose a 5km or 10km run or walk (other options available)  
•  New this year: A minimum fundraising goal of $25.00 is applicable in order to receive a “Team Heart” T-Shirt. 
•  You can choose to fundraise for the Heart Institute as part of your participation but it is not required – we’re just happy to have you as part of our team! 


If you are already registered for Ottawa Race Weekend and would like to support the Heart Institute, or if have any questions about registering for Race Weekend as part of Team Heart, we are happy to help!  Please contact Katya: kvaliquette@ottawaheart.ca | 613-696-7000 x18586 


For more information:

kvaliquette@ottawaheart.ca | 613-696-7000 x18586

Team Heart Ironman

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019

Location: Mont Tremblant

Team Heart is an opportunity to push your limits by training for and completing an Ironman event at Subaru Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant June 22nd-23rd 2019 while also supporting world-class cardiac care, right here in our community. As a member of Team Heart, you will train with professional triathlon coach Rick Hellard and Ironman Athlete Tony O’Keeffe. You will prepare for the ultimate physical challenge with the support of a team that understands and shares your personal and physical goals with guidance from professionals Rick and Tony who also happen to be Heart Institute patients. While you are training for your Ironman experience, you will also be encouraging your friends and family to support your journey by making a donation to the Heart Institute on your behalf. The new Heart Institute’s state-of-the-art Clinical Tower opened in April 2018, bringing the next frontier of cardiac care excellence to Ottawa. Healthcare institutions like the Heart Institute do not receive funding for the purchase of critical and highly specialized equipment. By supporting Team Heart, you are supporting the purchase of critical and highly specialized cardiac equipment and enhancing our patients’ experience. Your support will have a big impact on changing lives and saving lives in our community. Subaru Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant is a sell-out event every year. Make sure you reserve your bib with us today!

For more information:

613-696-7261 / foundation@ottawaheart.ca

Community Events

Heart Month: Cobden Civitan Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Location: Cobden

9th Annual Cobden Civitan Fishing Derby


For more information:

Dave Cartman 613-433-1173

Chantelle Cartman 613-433-2795

Kevin & Cindy Lamorie 613-558-4364

HEART MONTH: Ron and Jeff McMunn Heart Jam

Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019

Location: Carleton Place Arena

Ron McMunn started the “Heart Jam” over 25 years ago to raise funds for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  The jam has always been held each year on the first Sunday in February during “Heart Month”.  It was with great sadness that Ron’s son, Jeff, died from a heart condition in late 2016.  As such, the event is now being referred to as the “Ron & Jeff McMunn Heart Jam”.

Again this year, the event is being promoted as an audience participation event, not a concert.  People are encouraged to get up and dance throughout the day.  Tickets for this year's Ron & Jeff McMunn Heart Jam are available at the locations listed on the poster.  Get yours early as this event always sells out.  All proceeds go towards the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

For more information:

Lindsay Firestone: 613-696-7261 / lfirestone@ottawaheart.ca

Heart Month: Olde Tyme Country Variety Show

Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019

Location: Knights of Columbus, 170 Ellis Avenue, Pembroke

Olde Tyme Country Variety Show hosted by the Country Classics to benefit the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Lois Goldberg, Kathy and Dave Beskau and, Barry Kennedy are pleased to have local celebrity and 2017 Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Roddy McCann, as our Master of Ceremonies. Other special guests include; Ralph Verch, Anne Zadow, champion fiddler, Dean Lapierre, the Krista Rosien stepdancers, Dave Fynn, Tim Ashick and a cameo appearance by Granny Stewart.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Ellis Ave. Pembroke, at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $15 each (or 2 for @$25 IN ADVANCE ONLY). Purchase tickets by calling Lois at 613 732 0276 or Kathy at 613 732 7165 or at Metro Grocers, Pembroke.


For more information:

Lois - 613 732 0276

Kathy - 613 732 7165

Metro Grocers, Pembroke

24 Hours of Golf

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location: Ottawa

24 Hours of Golf presented by Sutton Ottawa

Calling all golfers, young and old, women and men, good and not-so-good; are you ready to have some fun, play some golf and raise funds for a great cause? You’ve played in the traditional golf tournaments for years now let’s see you take the challenge of putting together a 16-person team to see if you can all survive the first annual 24 HOURS OF GOLF presented by Sutton Ottawa! Ok, no, we don’t expect you to swing a club for 24 hours straight…but the 16 players you put together will have to fill our four time slots 12:00pm-6:00pm, 6:00pm-12:00am, 12:00am-6:00am and 6:00am-12:00pm. Limited spots available we have room for 11 teams so register today and get fundraising! This is going to be THE golf event in 2019 and you don’t want to miss it!

For more information:

Colin Zappia  613-868-3311 /  Scott Johnson  613-297-4363

Manotick Miler

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Location: Manotick

A beautiful run in scenic Manotick in support of the Univesity of Ottawa Heart Institute. 10miler - 5miler - 3miler - 1miler

For more information: