Shaw Centre interior

Ringside for Youth XXV

Ringside for Youth is all about giving back. This year more than 1,200 people will attend the event and help ‘give back’ for the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club. Steve Gallant, Tom Hicks and the entire long-serving Ringside organizing committee are thrilled. Up and coming amateur boxers chosen by Jill Perry, President of Beaver Boxing Club and former Canadian Champion has guaranteed exciting, crowd-pleasing fights.

Now, heading into its 23rd year, Ringside for Youth has raised over $3 million for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. The retired championship boxers have included Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Ken Norton, Gerry Cooney, Larry Holmes, Roberto Duran, Smokin’ Joe Frazier and Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas ‘Hitman’ Hearns, to name a few.

*Dress Code: Business Casual Attire - (no t-shirts, shorts, sandals)*


Thursday June 6, 2019
5:30PM - 11PM

8 - 9

Queer Sphere Expo 2019

The perfect kickoff to Global Pride Month, Queer Sphere is a fantastic celebration of fabulous people! Extraordinary entertainment from some of the biggest names in Drag and Comedy combine on our Main Stage during the day, and a phenomenal lineup of DJs light up our After Party starring Chad Michaels, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars!

Meet the businesses that support the LGBTQ+ community, here in Ottawa-Gatineau and all across the country. Indulge in incredible shopping, with popular LGBTQ+ friendly brands. From Travel Agencies to Wedding Planners, Youth Groups to Seniors Groups, Queer Sphere offers the products, services, and support that the LGBTQ+ community can depend on!

Queer Sphere Expo
Saturday, June 8, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, June 9, 11 am - 5 pm
Shaw Centre, 3rd Floor, Hall 3

Exhibitor Reception
Saturday, June 8, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shaw Centre, 4th Floor Trillium Ballroom

Queer Sphere After Party
Saturday, June 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Headliner Performances
Saturday June 8, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am - HOT 89.9 Dance Party
Shaw Centre, 4th Floor Trillium Ballroom

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Saturday June 8, 2019 - Sunday June 9, 2019
10AM - 6PM


Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala

Celebrating 25 years of Habitat Greater Ottawa! On November 2, 2019, join us at the Shaw Centre for an unforgettable 25th Anniversary celebration in support of Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa. This cornerstone event features live and silent auctions brought to you by Givergy Canada's interactive technology, live entertainment, special presentations and more.

The Gala provides wonderful networking potential, with some of Ottawa’s top builders, developers, tradespeople, and industry leaders in attendance – you may even spot some local celebrities! Beyond networking, this event provides your company the opportunity to position yourself as a community leader who supports Habitat Greater Ottawa’s mission to provide local families access to affordable homeownership. All funds raised at this year’s Gala will support Habitat Greater Ottawa’s operations for 2020, which includes a new exciting development project in central Ottawa.

Saturday November 2, 2019
06:00PM - 11:00PM


$200 before September 1st