Day of Pink Gala


The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is proud to invite you to our 14th Anniversary Day of Pink Gala on April 11, 2018 at the Horticulture Building, Ottawa (1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3).

The doors for the Gala will open at 5:30pm, with the award ceremony running from 6:00pm-8:00pm and the final hour will be kept for networking. 

Join us for this fabulous FREE EVENT!

Please RSVP Here

The Gala is a fabulous event featuring a glamorous reception and an award ceremony.

At the award ceremony, we will bestow the Youth Role Model of the Year Awards to leaders from across Canada who have gone above and beyond in the fight against bullying and discrimination. Past recipients include Rick Mercer, Jack Layton and Stephen Lewis. This year’s event will celebrate…

Award Presenters & Host:

  • Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser (Presenter)
  • Hon. Yasir Naqvi (Presenter)
  • Shannon Mills (Presenter)
  • Larry Rousseau (Presenter)
  • Kelly Dear (Host)

Award Winners:

  • Catherine McKenney
  • China Doll
  • Mel Thompson
  • Michelle Douglas
  • plus a special surprise award

Performances by:

  • Kelly Trojanowski
  • DJ Eyamie, Nicole Milne, Andy Allen-McCarthy & Connor McMahon
  • Theland & Elaine Kicknosway

Food & drink by:

  • AA Catering Services
  • Mercury Lounge
  • Pelee Island Winery
  • Top Shelf Distillers
  • Waller St. Brewery

The gala is a free event. Our goal with the Gala is not to raise money, but to build community and celebrate the success of diverse activism present within our local community. There will be hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided free of charge, and alcoholic beverages will be available through a cash bar. We will also have a silent auction to help raise funds for the Gala.

RSVP for FREE Tickets Here

The CCGSD is always focused on our work in schools, as such, extra proceeds made from this event are directed into our programming across Canada.

This is a fully accessible event, and childcare will be available.

Recommended dress code: Semi-formal.

With limited spots we ask that you please RSVP NOW

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Looking forward to seeing you!

Thank you to our event sponsors for making this possible: Canadian Coast Guard, PSAC, and Ottawa Special Event







We would also like to thank our beverage sponsors: Pelee Island Winery, Top Shelf Distillers, Mercury Lounge, and the Waller Street Brewery.