You're invited!

Hello Ottawa Riverkeeper friends,


It is my pleasure to invite you to our 2020 Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala, presented by the Insurance Bureau of Canada.


Over the last seven years the Gala has brought together members of our community who share the common vision of protecting our river and its surrounding watershed. 


Since the first Riverkeeper Gala in 2013,  we have raised over $1.5 million to promote a swimmable, drinkable, fishable river and a healthy watershed. Your support makes our many initiatives possible, such as our Youth Water Leaders Program.


This year’s Gala will overlook our beautiful Ottawa River in the heart of the city, as we transition from spring to summer, allowing for guests to truly experience the seasons of the river. 


I hope to see you on Wednesday, May 27th, for another inspiring evening in support of Ottawa Riverkeeper.


In the river spirit,


Geoff Green, C.M.

Chair of the Board

Ottawa Riverkeeper


Get your tickets!

The Gala sells out every year. Don't miss your chance to attend! Act quickly to get tickets at the early bird price, available only for the first 100 tickets!

When to Arrive

The Ottawa Riverkpeer Gala is on Wednesday, May 27.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where to Party

This year's Gala will be hosted at 50 Sussex, a fantastic venue with stunning sunset views of the Rideau, Gatineau, and Ottawa rivers.

What to Wear

The dress code for the night is "River Chic." Come in business casual or cocktail attire.

(See how our guests dressed in previous years.)

Come for the best party in town. Stay for our magnificent river.

May 27, 2020

50 Sussex

Presented by

The Best Auction in Town!

Our wildly popular Riverkeeper Gala Auction has always featured unique and exclusive items, but this year we're going to have the best auction in town, complete with mobile bidding, an impressive array of high end items from experience packages to gorgeous artwork, and one-of-a-kind items.

All proceeds go towards keeping our river swimmable, drinkable, and

fishable for everyone.

Online bidding coming soon!


Our Sponsors

Chair's Reception Sponsor


Oyster Bar Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Special Thanks

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Want to be part of one of Ottawa's best parties?


The Gala Committee

Adam Auer

Patricia Barr

Diane Drouin

Geoff Green

Claude Hamelin

Chloe Hillier

Courtney Kehoe

Elizabeth Logue

JP Longboat

Fiona McKean

Patrick Nadeau

Jean Perras

Katie Shafley

Chris Sheppard

Evan Solomon

Craig Stewart

Manuela Teixeira

Lara Van Loon

Sheila Whyte


A look at last year's Gala