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Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala 2017

Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala 2017 is delighted to participate again in the Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala 2017.  The Ottawa River is key to the health and well-being of the over 1.7 million people who live within the watershed. But with so much pressure on the river the future of our watershed is threatened by pollution, over-development, dams, weakened laws and lax enforcement of existing regulations.

Pollution on the Ottawa River comes from many sources: sewage from cities and towns; pesticides and fertilizers from farms; effluents from the industries along the river. These pollutants kill wildlife, close beaches and result in consumption warnings for fish caught on the river.

Since 2002, Ottawa Riverkeeper has been at the forefront of fighting pollution on the Ottawa River. With our expert knowledge of river systems and pollution remediation we work cooperatively with all levels of government and industry to help find solutions to stop the pollution that damages our river.

We also help communities and citizens’ groups fight polluters. In 2012, for example, we worked with a town council in Quebec worried about pollution from a storage facility upriver from their drinking-water intake. With the help of our Riverkeeper, the town council was able to understand the regulations, determine the validity of the water quality results presented by the company, and ensure that the technologies were in place to protect the town’s drinking water.

We wish the Ottawa Riverkeeper and all attendees an absolutely wonderful evening and deep pockets for the live auction: 

May 31, 2017 by Maya Andrews
Une Nuit à Paris...a French Mystery

Une Nuit à Paris...a French Mystery

Spend the evening roaming the Parisian streets, laughing at the mime, and enjoying a mouth watering three-course meal while members of the Algonquin College Theater Arts program captivate your attention with the most intriguing mystery performance. Curiosity will have you on the edge of your seat as you watch the mystery unfold. Do you have what it takes to decipher whodunit?  The soirée also includes a silent auction, tarot card readings, a caracturist, accordinonist, and much more!  

Six students from the Events Management program at Algonquin College are putting together this unique funding raiser on Sunday March 5th, 2017 5-9pm at the Centurion Conference and Events Centre in Ottawa.  Proceeds go to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to help Canadian children, families and communities by granting the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. is proud to contribute to this special event.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit: 

March 02, 2017 by Maya Andrews
400 Years of Immigrants

400 Years of Immigrants

Since the very first immigrants to Canada in 1604, our ancestors have been welcoming other immigrants ever since with open arms.  This picture taken close to Emerson, Manitoba, could not be more Canadian.  Let the politicians argue about the best way to deal with the influx of people over open Canadian borders and in the meantime, let's celebrate and be proud of our open hearts and minds.  What a perfect time to honour our 150th anniversary of Confederation!  

Thank you to all the RCMP, police and EMS folks looking after these brave and vulnerable migrants, and a very big thank you to the fine people of Emerson.  You are all making Canadians very proud!

February 22, 2017 by Bold Apps

Three Farmers Enter The Dragon's Den featured the Three Farmers' latest creation in October's Artisan Food Club - Roasted Chickpeas.  Four years ago, the Middle, Saskatchewan farmers entered The Den with their Camelina oils, this week, they return to pitch their Roasted Chickpeas and Roasted Green Peas.  So, tune in this Wednesday, January 11 on CBC to watch the Three Farmers attempt to slay the dragon. 

January 09, 2017 by Maya Andrews
Win a Pair of Advance Screening Passes for "Collateral Beauty" - Ottawa Only

Win a Pair of Advance Screening Passes for "Collateral Beauty" - Ottawa Only

‘COLLATERAL BEAUTY’ starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Jacob Latimore alongside Oscar winners Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren.  

Advance Screening Details:

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, Show Time: 7:00PM, Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa 2385 City Park Drive Ottawa, ON K1J 1G1

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.  Watch the movie trailer:

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December 01, 2016 by Maya Andrews

Celebrate Canadian Women in Rio 2016!

Canadian women are making us proud at the Rio Olympics.  Has there ever been a time before when only women were bringing home medals?  What a wonderful achievement!

What kind of penny isn't copper, but starts bronze, turns to silver, and then to gold?  Congratulations Penny Oleksiak!  You are making Canada shine! 

August 12, 2016 by Maya Andrews

3 Benefits of Corporate Gifting

The 3 Benefits of 


Showing that you appreciate your clients and value the hard work of your employees goes a long way.


It grows better relationships, through the act of showing gratitude.


It keeps you in your client's mind, a beautiful gift and a personal message will make you memorable! 

November 10, 2015 by Natalie C.

David Suzuki Foundation's Work to Save Bees

We are so thrilled at to to offer David Suzuki's amazing Mother's Day card to our first 10 orders for Mother's Day gift baskets.  The limited edition of the card helps the foundation's work pushing to ban bee-killing pesticides across Canada, protecting habitat and combatting climate change.

The card comes with seed paper that can be planted to grow bee-friendly wildflowers and will donate $25 to the David Suzuki Foundation's program to save bees on your behalf.

What better way to celebrate your mother and to have a positive impact on our planet!

To learn more about the impact of pesticides on bees and the critical role of fees in our food chain, visit: 

 Happy Mother's Day!

Some People Say This is the Best Beer Ad


January 13, 2015 by Natalie C.

Sushina Artisan Baked Goods

We are so excited to announce a partnership with a local bakery - Sushina Artisan Baked Goods!  Sushina is baking up a storm to add wonderful fresh treats to our baskets such as Hazelnut and Almonds Biscotti, Sugar Cookies, Caramel Brownies, and much more!

Stay tuned to find out more about this delicious development,

November 20, 2014 by Maya Andrews