An all-inclusive multi-level multi-chef cocktail party experience proudly presented by Ottawa Canadian Tire Dealers

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 | 6PM to 10PM | 50 Sussex, home of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society

The Snowsuit Fund’s reimagined gala experience, SnowBall, A Cool Winters Eve, presented by Ottawa Canadian Tire Dealers returns this February.  Join us for an all-inclusive, multi-level, multi-chef cocktail party experience boasting sumptuous décor, Chef stations, DJs and live music, mobile/ silent auction, beauty bar, valet parking and other experiential surprises.

The sold-out inaugural edition took place just before the pandemic lockdown and was destined to become a must-attend event on Ottawa’s social scene, just as its predecessor, the Snowsuit Fund Gala was for decades.

3 Levels to Experience


Step into our Main Floor Gallery presented by Norton Rose Fulbright featuring silent auction displays, multiple chef stations and a wine bar. Enjoy magnificent DJ beats by Andrew Carter.

DJ Andrew Carter from Social


You do not have to attend to support this great cause!

Anyone can Register to bid on close to 100 exceptional items donated by supportive businesses.  Items will be displayed at the event, but all bidding is online via your smartphone.

UPPER LOUNGE presented by

Bump - A Division of CBN

Relax in sophisticated style and sound in the Upper Lounge presented by BUMP, A Division of CBN.  Featuring DJ beats by Emily Jones who blends modern sounds with influences from cinematic mid-century Europe and 1960s Brazil. Sample from multiple food stations & bars while taking in a hypnotic nighttime river view and enjoy watching Artist Katerina Mertikas at work on her next masterpiece.

DJ Emily Jones       

CLUB LEVEL presented by


Head down to the Club Level presented by KiSS FM.  Sandra Plagagkis is your emcee and you’ll get bites and beverages from multiple stations. Ottawa’s The Start hits the stage to perform five decades of British rock, pop and R&B covering bands like David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Amy Winehouse, The Cure, The Rolling Stones, Modern English, Billy Idol, and so many more.  The selection of music goes beyond typical rock standards and you can dance if you want to!


Also on this level Beauty Bars by Salon Fiorella & Versace Dylan & Photobooth presented by Intega IT

VALET PARKING presented by

Free Valet Parking/Shuttle Service courtesy of Star Motors The Choice Valet, is available at the NRC Building at 100 Sussex Drive.
The Choice Valet chauffeurs will transport you to 50 Sussex in brand new luxury Mercedes Benz EQS – the new flagship electric car, from Star Motors. Feel free to drop guests at 50 Sussex Drive and then proceed to 100 Sussex. When you are ready to leave, The Choice Valet will return you to your car in the same luxurious style and your vehicle will be warmed up and ready for you!
NOTE:  Responsible Choice can also arrange to drive you and your car home for an additional charge. RESERVE at

Chef Stations

OLivia Cruickshank

Olivia Cruickshank

Pure Kitchen

Ben Baird - Pelican Seafood 2

Ben Baird

Pelican Seafood

Chef David Godsoe, Restaurant 18, Social

David Godsoe

Restaurant e18teen

Paolo di Bello

Paolo di Bello

Starling Restaurant & Bar

Trudy Headshot

Trudy Metcalfe-Coe

Mādahòkì Farm

Chef Photo

Samantha Paquette

Heart and Crown

50 Sussex Exclusive Caterers

Beverage Partners

Kichesippi Beer Ottawa
top shelf

Hotel Partners

After the SnowBall, continue your evening as a guest of one of our hotel partners.

Reserve your room early and receive a special nightly room rate – exclusively for SnowBall attendees!

Fairmont Château Laurier
promo code SNOW0223

Andaz Ottawa Byward Market

Please Join Us and Share Your Warmth with a Child.

Funds raised from SnowBall directly support the purchase, warehousing and distribution of snowsuits.  Ottawa winters are cold, and some low-income families struggling to provide the necessities of life must choose other priorities, such as food and shelter, over warm outerwear for their children.

Now in our 41st season, the Snowsuit Fund distributes over 16,000 snowsuits annually to disadvantaged Ottawa children 15 years and younger.  A child who plays outside can thrive, and with your help, we can ensure that every Ottawa child has this opportunity.


Bump - A Division of CBN
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