The Snowsuit Fund
2020 Gala-In-a-Box

Presented by Ottawa's Canadian Tire Dealers

The Canadian Tire Snowsuit Fund Gala has been a must-attend event on Ottawa’s social scene for many years. In February 2020 SnowBall – A Cool Winters Eve welcomed more than 300 guests for an all-inclusive, multi-level, multi-chef cocktail party experience.

This season our “Gala-In-A Box Edition” presented by Canadian Tire will entail curated cocktails, wine and beer, chef-prepared meals, delectable desserts, online auction, streamed entertainment and many fun surprises – all beautifully packaged and delivered to your door for safe enjoyment at home.

Shop the ONLINE AUCTION.  Gala Boxes may be sold out but you can still participate and support The Snowsuit Fund!  Anyone can register to bid on amazing items all donated by supportive businesses. Auction closes Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 9:30 PM.  More items are being added daily.

What's in the box?

Delivered to your front door in the afternoon on Gala Day, every Gala Box includes:

Dinner Menu

Gala in a Box Meal


BMO Private Wealth OttawaProudly sponsored by
BMO Private Wealth

Created and prepared by
Beckta Chef Rich Wilson & Play Chef Emeric Beccaris.

  • Cheese & Charcuterie (2 each)
    Nat’s sourdough, mustard & pickles
  • Radicchio & Endive Salad
    shaved pecorino, sweet pickled corn, chiffonade sugar snap peas, sunflower seeds, buttermilk-dill dressing
  • Braised Beef Short Rib
    roasted fingerling potatoes, Le Coprin mushrooms, micro green salad, red wine demi glace
  • Dark Chocolate Tart
    dulce de leche. whipped cream

Vegetarian Option 

  • Ricotta & Leek Ravioli – squash puree, compress squash, sauté chard, roasted walnuts

Junior Meal + Dessert  $25 extra

  • Truffled Mac & Cheese, topped with Parmesan cheese.

Home Delivery

Your Gala-In-A-Box will be delivered right to your door on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Love Local Delivery and volunteer drivers will be dropping packages on doorsteps across the city beginning at 10 am on Gala Day.

With thanks to Mark Motors Audi for their sponsorship.

Entertainment Line-up

1053 KISS Sandra And Chris

Your Gala-In-A-Box comes with exclusive VIP access to the evening’s streaming entertainment, hosted by KiSS 105.3‘s Sandra Plagakis & Chris Love.

Learn more about the Snowsuit Fund or just chill to the beats of DJ KWAME, Chris & Sandra are the perfect pairing to any meal.

DJ Kwame | Capital City Beats

Professional DJ Kwame is the founder of  Capital City Beats internet radio service,  a former professional soccer player and Head Coach with the West Ottawa Soccer Club. 

Interested in music all his life and influenced by R&B, Top 40, Hip Hop, Soca, Reggae and Old School genres, DJ Kwame started playing music professionally in the 2000’s and quickly earned a name for himself in the Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto music scenes.  Kwame is a former NCAA all-american who also played professionally  in the Belgian, Portuguese, and Irish first divisions, as well as in Canada, and is now  Head Coach (U11-U14) of the West Ottawa Soccer Club.  During the Pandemic shut down, Kwame founded Capital City Beats, a  free internet radio service based in Ottawa and broadcasting worldwide that specializes in playing Today’s Hits in popular culture, the best in Old School music, Sports Talk shows, and DJ’s spinning live from all over the globe.

DJ Andrew Carter from SocialAndrew Carter – Accomplished DJ and Social Entrepreneur

Andrew has been SOCIAL’s resident DJ for many years and regularly entertains at Snowsuit Fund Galas and other upscale events.   Andrew mixes Lounge, R&B and House peppered with hot tracks and inspiration from around the globe to create unique playlists to suit every event. 

At the start of the Pandemic, Andrew launched a service employing local chefs to prepare gourmet meals for home delivery with links to streaming video and musical entertainment that also supported designated charities.  Andrew and his team are planning a multi chef event to take place when social distancing rules relax that will likewise support local chefs and give back to the community.

DJ Emily Jones Emily Jones, DJ, PHD Candidate and Social Entrepreneur

For over 15 years, DJ Emily Jones has created unique, stylish atmospheres that blend modern sounds with influences from cinematic mid-century Europe and 1960s Brazil. Emily is also the CEO and Co-founder of Connected Canadians, a tech-focused NGO which provides free digital skills training for seniors. She is currently a PhD candidate in Management Studies at Carleton University, with a research focus on how volunteering helps new immigrants integrate into the Canadian workforce.You can learn more about Emily, her music and her work a or

Jay Frederick Performance Bartender

Jay Frederick, Cocktail Creator 

With a knack for mixing fresh and unexpected ingredients into the perfect libation, Jay has been handcrafting unique cocktails for top Ottawa restaurants for over 24 years and participated in cocktail competitions around the world.  Jay’s newly launched Cocktail Catering provides bartender services for events large and small, signature cocktails,  bar menu ideation and creation as well as immersive training.  

Virtual Photo Booth

Strike a pose! Easily accessed by phone, tablet or desktop, Brazeau Seller Law is bringing all the fun of a traditional photo booth to your web browser on event night.

Gala-in-a-Box Sponsors

BMO Private Wealth Ottawa
Brazeau Seller Law
Ottawa Citizen
KiSS 105.3 Ottawa
Vodkow Dairy DIstillery Ottawa
Salon Fiorella Ottawa

Special Thanks

Curated by Beckta Ottawa
Love Local Delivery Ottawa

Our Planning Team

Lise Clement & Danny Kingsbury (Co-Chairs)

Joanne Andrews, Darren Burrows, Scot Cunningham, Stacey Diffin Lafleur, Trish Ferguson, Trina Fraser, Taryn Gunnlaugson, Stephanie Kelly, Jenn McBride, Amanda Ruddy, Carole Saad, Jon Stewart, Karen Wood, Amanda Young