Day of Pink Gala

dopposterdopposterThe Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is proud to invite you to our 12th Anniversary Day of Pink Gala on April 12, 2017 at the Horticulture Building, Ottawa (1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3) from 5:30-7:30PM. 

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 & Hosts

  • D-Luxx Brown
  • Béatrice Borja
  • Randall Garrison
  • Sheri Benson
  • Debi Daviau
  • Hon. Dr Hedy Fry
  • Hon. Catherine McKenna
  • Warner Schaettgen
  • Melissa Schaettgen
  • Randy Boissonnault

Award Winners


  • Elaine Kicknosway, Theland Kicknosway & David Charette
  • Teri Loretto-Valentik, Andrea Karam, Chris MacLean, Stephen Dixon, Colin Mills for Lori Jean Hodge tribute performance
  • Mia McLeod
  • Dems & Doll
  • Amanda Rheaume
  • Miguel Marius
  • More to be announced soon

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 the divers work of so many people to make our community a safer place.

There will be hors d’oeuvres provided free of charge, and beverages will be available through a cash bar. We will also have a silent auction to help raise funds for the work we do.

RSVP for FREE Tickets Here

RSVP for VIPink Tickets Here ($75)

Our VIPink guests will be provided free beverages throughout the night, priority seating during the award ceremony, and will have their name added to the VIPink exclusive raffle.

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

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

Recommended dresscode: Semi-formal.

Thank you to our sponsors, Tangerine Bank, Algonquin College, PSAC, PIPSC, Beaus Beer & Mercury Lounge

With limited spots we ask that you please RSVP NOW

Find out more information as the event unfolds at

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Looking forward to seeing you!


Can’t make our Ottawa Gala? Check out our Toronto Gala  May 17, 2017!

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Community sponsors: Byblos Santé, Emm’s Aesthetic, James Street Pub, Jérome Photography, Little Jo Berry’s, Pure Kitchen, Shanghai Restaurant, The Table, Todric’s Fine Dining & Catering, Courtyard Restaurant, Life of Pie, Ottawa Public Library, Strawberry Blonde,Top Shelf, Capital DJ Academy