On Saturday, November 18, a sold-out crowd of over 350 fabulous bingo enthusiasts gathered for Ottawa’s only annual Black Tie Bingo! Fundraiser. The fourth edition of this event was a huge success raising an impressive $70,000 for the OutCare Foundation and the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa. Funds will be used for those who require palliative care and to purchase much-needed equipment to improve the quality of life of seniors living in not for profit long-term care.
The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre was transformed into the most elegant bingo hall in the city. Presented by Family Tree Wealth Management, IPC Securities Corporation, this formal yet exciting event was a huge hit with guests enjoying a string quartet while mingling at the reception and browsing the impressive selection of silent auction items before taking their seats for a scrumptious dinner. Emcee Catherine Clark skillfully guided the players through seven sometime nail-biting games of bingo.
“This event is just so much fun,” commented Adam Nihmey, Founder and Chairman of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa. “Guests really get competitive when playing bingo for such great prizes,” remarked the Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., C.M., the OutCare Foundation’s Chair.
Funds raised will support the good work of the OutCare Foundation and the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa helping individuals who need palliative care and to improve the quality of life of residents in not for profit long-term care. It will ensure that people are comfortable, well taken care of, and treated with dignity in their remaining years.
Presenting sponsor Family Tree Wealth Management, IPC Securities Corporation was an enthusiastic partner of this event, as well as our wine sponsor Logan Katz LLP. The list of table sponsors is long and includes: Augustine Bater Binks LLP Litigation Lawyers, Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, BMO Wealth Management, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Chartwell Retirement Residences, CIBC Private Wealth Management (Tim Orr), Friends of the OutCare Foundation, LaBarge Weinstein LLP & MBM Intellectual Property Law, Priority Patient Transfer Services, Royal LePage Team Realty Brokerage & Linda McCallum, Sales Representative, Saint Elizabeth Foundation, and W.O. Stinson & Son Ltd. Other sponsors and bingo prize donors include: Ben Babelowsky, Capacity Financial Consulting, CIBC Private Wealth Management (Dan Saikaley), CommuniCare Therapy, Friends Bingo, the Lowe-Martin Group, Linda McCallum, Meridian Credit Union, the Ottawa Business Journal, the St-Laurent Centre, and The Crane Beach Resort in Barbados. We also thank the dozens of other donors and silent auction sponsors.