Black Tie Bingo in support of the Bruyère and OutCare Foundations Returns with Big Prizes & Hollywood Glam Theme

Saturday, November 4th

A Gala event like no other returns for its ninth year as Bruyère and OutCare Foundations partner this fall in support of critical patient care in our community. Join us on November 4th at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre for an evening of Hollywood Glam and a chance to win spectacular Bingo prizes while raising funds for a such an important cause.

Both foundations are very excited about Emond Harnden’s support as our Presenting Sponsor for this year’s event

Big prizes, a glam(orous) evening & a deserving cause

This year’s Premium Bingo Game 7 prize is a luxury, one-week trip to the Bahamas – a fabulous travel experience worth $10,000. Many more prizes will be won during the evening’s seven action-packed bingo games.

The Hollywood Glam-themed event features a performance by Ottawa’s own legendary crooner Johnny Vegas performing tunes from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

“We are so pleased to be working with the Bruyère Foundation to raise funds in support of two important initiatives to improve care for patients in our community. This is a wonderful chance to help support an organization that has been a key player in providing critical patient care in our community,” says OutCare Foundation’s Christine Irvine, co-chair of Black Tie Bingo. “We’re working hard to deliver a fabulous evening of fun, terrific prizes while make a meaningful impact.”

Since 2014, Black Tie Bingo has raised more than $400,000 for critical end-of-life care in our community.

This year, the evening is raising funds for the Sharon Carstairs – OutCare Foundation Fellowship for Hospice Palliative Nursing recently established at Bruyère, a professional development program in palliative care, and the acquisition of the innovative ALTA Platform, a state-of-theart robotic patient transfer device, and other innovative equipment to improve the patient experience.

“Black Tie Bingo has been a significant fundraiser in our community,” says Tom Hewitt, President of the Bruyère Foundation and co-chair of Black Tie Bingo. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with OutCare Foundation on such a well-established event and want to give special thanks to event sponsors, volunteers and ticket purchasers for supporting the important work at Bruyère.”

Tickets & sponsorship opportunities

Early bird tickets at just $195 are available until September 30. After September 30, tickets are $225. The tickets are all-inclusive, with valet parking part of the evening’s memorable package. Purchase tickets here.

Sponsorships for the evening are still available. For their generous support, sponsors enjoy a bevy of hospitality and marketing benefits. Please check here for more sponsorship information.

More on this year’s fundraising beneficiaries

The Sharon Carstairs-OutCare Foundation Fellowship for Hospice Palliative Nursing which will be awarded in January 2024, was created to provide nurses at Bruyère an opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge, and expertise in palliative care and advance a project in their clinical area that will help to promote and advance a palliative approach to care. This endowed fellowship recognizes the Honourable Sharon Carstairs, PC, CM for her thirty years of leadership in the field of palliative care in Canada. For more information, visit: Outcare

The ALTA platform is a robotic patient transfer device that, akin to a standard hospital bed, leverages an automated sliding platform to transfer a reclining patient from bed to ALTA and back again. Where two staff were previously needed, the ALTA platform enables a single team member to reposition or transfer a patient in a safe and dignified manner while reducing injuries to our frontline workers. For more information, visit:

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Knock on Wood Communications and Events


About Bruyère

Bruyère plays a unique role in the region’s health care system providing specialized hospital care, primary care, long-term care, and assisted and independent living for seniors. Bruyère includes four campuses: Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital and Élisabeth Bruyère Residence in the Byward Market area; Saint-Vincent Hospital in Centretown; Saint-Louis Residence and Bruyère Village in Orleans, and now Greystone Transitional Care Unit in Ottawa East.

Bruyère is an academic healthcare organization training the next generation of healthcare leaders and using research and industry partnerships to improve care. The Bruyère Research Institute focuses on finding the next generation of care for aging Canadians and vulnerable populations.

About OutCare Foundation

The OutCare Foundation has been providing funding for healthcare and supporting hospice organizations that are a part of the Home and Community Support Services – Champlain in Eastern Ontario since 2001. Through regular communication with their hospice network, who are on the frontlines of delivering palliative care in our community, they provide grants to fill funding gaps, and current needs and to support new initiatives to improve palliative care.

OutCare Foundation supports hospice palliative and in-home palliative care across diverse communities in Eastern Ontario. They have invested over $3 million in palliative care. Hospices that receive financial support include Beth Donovan Hospice, Carefor Hospice Cornwall, Dundas County Hospice, Home Hospice North Lanark, Hospice Care Ottawa, Hospice Renfrew, Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care, Marianhill, Roger Neilson House, and the Diane Morrison Hospice in the Ottawa Mission.

About our presenting sponsor

Founded in 1987, Emond Harnden has by far the largest group of lawyers specialized in labour and employment law in the National Capital Region and is one of Canada’s largest boutique style labour and employment law firms which exclusively represents the interest of management in both official languages. They provide timely, proactive, strategic and in-depth advice, executive and managerial training, continuous and critical information and knowledgeable legal services.