Event Calendar

  • Text Size


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. 

Sign-up to our events newsletter!


Host Events

February is Heart Month

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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 - will open 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

Ottawa Race Weekend Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018 to Sunday, May 27, 2018

Location: Ottawa Race Weekend

Ever thought about taking part in Ottawa Race Weekend, Canada’s largest race weekend? Make 2018 your year to accomplish this goal and support the Heart Institute while you are at it.

It’s easy: Register for any Race Weekend event by visiting runottawa.ca and completing the Scotiabank Charity Challenge component. Here you can choose to support the Heart Institute with your registration and, if you choose to, you can create a personal fundraising page to encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Once you have chosen to support the Heart Institute, you will have access to race-related perks including a Team Heart t-shirt. Plus to encourage and support those who may be intimidated and as a special incentive, the Heart Institute’s Heart Wise exercise group invites you to be part of a team of participants who want a little extra support or company during training and at the event. As a member of the Heart Institute Heart Wise team, you will choose between a 5 or 10KM run or walk and you will be supported along the way with training tips, a group warm up, and company during the race if you choose. If you run or walk at Ottawa Race Weekend this year, we encourage our friends, staff, patients and their loved ones, donors, supporters, and alumni members to join our team and/or to do so in support of the Heart Institute through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge! 

For more information:

Lindsay Firestone at 613-696-7261 or lfirestone@ottawaheart.ca

Fuller Keon Golf Tournament

Date: Monday, May 28, 2018

Location: Loch March Golf and Country Club, 1755 Old Carp Road

Join us on Monday, May 28th, 2018 and help us mark a truly amazing milestone: the 26th anniversary of the Fuller Keon Golf Tournament.

Hosted by Mark Fuller and established to demonstrate the Fuller family's appreciation for the care Dr. Wilbert Keon provided to the late Thomas Fuller, the Fuller Keon Golf Tournament is recognized as one of Ottawa's premier charity golf tournaments. The Fuller Keon tournament is more than an opportunity for business networking, prizes, dinner, and a special golfer gift for everyone. Our participants get to tee off at Loch March Golf and Country Club, a magnificent 18-hole golf course ranked by Canada’s Golf Course Ranking Magazine as one of the 12 Best Public Golf Courses in Ontario, and all while supporting critical cardiac care, research and education at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Date: Monday, May 28th, 2018

Location: Loch March Golf and Country Club 1755 Old Carp Rd, Ottawa, ON K2K 1X7

For more information:

Lindsay Firestone | 613-696-7261 | lfirestone@ottawaheart.ca

Team Heart Ironman

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

Location: Ottawa and Mont Tremblant

Have you ever wanted to take on the challenge of training for and completing an Ironman 70.3 triathlon?

Are you a seasoned triathlete looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to take on the sold-out Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant course?

Are you passionate about heart health and about finding unique ways to support a world class cardiac centre?


Join us for the first annual Team Heart, part of the Subaru Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant presented by Sportium June 22-24, 2018!

For more information:

Lindsay Firestone | 613-696-7261 | lfirestone@ottawaheart.ca

Community Events

HEART MONTH: Shawville Curling Bonspiel

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Location: Shawville Curling Club

Annual Shawville Curling Bonspiel in support of The University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Saturday, February 17th

This year we are only having the Bonspiel during the day (no official party afterwards). The cost is $25.00 per person with all proceeds going to the Heart Institute.

For more information:

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

HEART MONTH: For the Heart, From the Heart

Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018

Location: Westboro Legion - Branch 480, 389 Richmond Road

Ottawa Valley Entertainers come together to raise fund for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute at the 9th Annual From the Heart For the Heart Jamboree on Sunday February 25th, 1-7pm.

Come out and see a great line-up of entertainers and enjoy the talents of: Phil Labelle, Patricia Moore, Dale Ducharme, Katie Skerkowski, Ray and Glen Adams, Laurie Laporte-Piticco, Ginette Hamilton, Adam Hamelin, Micke Cloutier Heritage Radio, Lorne Daley and MC Terry Marcott of CTV Ottawa, and featuring house band Ricohet Riders. 

Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.


For more information:

Lorne Daley 613-592-9433

HEART MONTH: Barrhaven Community Breakfast

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Location: Cedarhill Golf and Country Club | 56 Cedarhill Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2R 1C5

The 14th annual Barrhaven Community Breakfast is a fun networking breakfast welcoming business and community leaders from across the region. This year, the breakfast will support the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Network with 180-200 other local business and community leaders for a great cause!

Tickets are $37/each

5K on the 5th of May

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Location: Woods St, Rockland, ON

Last year, Diane was recivering from surgery at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Thisyear, she wants to celebrate her by getting some excersize and supporting an amazing cause! Show your support by making a donation and/or joining her on her run. 
For more information:

Diane Stephens

2nd annual Meat And Grease Ottawa

Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Location: Derand Motorsports, 1231 Newmarket St

Curling for a Cause

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Location: Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

The 5th annual Curling for a Cause Charity Bonspiel, will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. Since its inception, Curling for a Cause has raised over $41,000 for local charities. This 24 team bonspiel will provide participants from clubs across the National Capital Region with a fun day of curling, event t-shirts, a silent auction, light lunch, and a prime-rib buffet dinner courtesy of the Ottawa Hunt and of Club banquets team! In addition to those participating, family and friends are invited to dinner.