Amazing events – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who planned, participated in, or attended these amazing Pride events in support of Bruce House—approximately $17,000 was raised!  We hope you had a wonderful Pride!

National Capital Pride Run

Over $6300 raised at the National Capital Pride Run on the morning of August 25th-amazing job!  Our gratitude to Jeff Morrison and the event planning team and volunteers, you did an fabulous job.

Thanks to events sponsors Shoppers Drug Mart (Bank & Gladstone), Running Room, Bushtakah, Queer Mafia, Événements Black Swan Events, Bridgehead Coffeehouse, Eating Well Ottawa, Stroked Ego, Snow Pride, and Royal Oak (Wellington at Hinton N.) for making this day possible.

180 amazing people signed up to break a sweat for a good cause-each and every one of you deserves a hug for your enthusiasm and support.


Sauna: The Musical

A huge thanks to Acts To Grind Theatre for bringing Sauna: The Musical to Ottawa in August, and contributing a portion of ticket sales to Bruce House.  This hilarious play about a young gay man’s journey connected with many of us.  Thank you to everyone who attended our VIP reception on opening night!


Drag & Balls

Over $9300 collected for Bruce House!  Huge thanks to the Drag & Balls planning team: Steve Pageau, Dave Sabourin, Greg Perry, Taylor Griffin, Bobby Dagenais, Jeremy Cheff, Fatima Matar, Bryan McSorley, Andre Proulx, Ethan McAclear, Kat Vallance. You run a great, well-organized event and are a pleasure to work with!

We are very grateful to the event sponsors who made this day possible: OQSL, Événements Black Swan Events, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., Matar Meat Shop, Loblaws (1980 Ogilvie), and The Ottawa Curling Club.

MCs Bobby Dagenais and David Schellenberg kept things going, umpire Matt Ottaviani ran the games, and Bruce Wheeler ensured we have great event photos. Thank you!

Warm hugs to all the volunteers who helped out, including people from MAX Ottawa and lawyers from the Association of Justice Councils; and a pecial shout-out to Mark Davidson.

We are grateful to all donors and participants for making the event such an astounding success. We greatly appreciate corporate donations from Kelly Santini LLP, Davidson Houle Allen LLP, and Matt Maxsom.

The Bruce House gang at Pride.

The Bruce House gang at Pride.

Board member CJ Blake, with National Capital Pride Run organizer Jeff Morrisson and the amazing China Doll.

The talented (and hot!) cast of Sauna: The Musical.

Drag & Balls team ready to play.

Board members Vanessa Davies (l), René Rivard; Drag & Balls vol. Annik; and board member CJ Blake (far r.) at Drag & Balls.

Bruce House staff and friend Carlos at Drag & Balls.