Charity

 

Each year, KIDSFEST Ottawa donates funds to a local charity.

Roger Neilson House is an eight-bed home located on the grounds of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) that provides end-of-life care for children, respite to families with gravely ill children and also grief and bereavement support to families who have lost children.

ROGER neilson HOUSE

 Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil and wife Caitlin are honourary co-chairs of Roger Neilson House.

Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil and wife Caitlin are honourary co-chairs of Roger Neilson House.

KIDSFEST Ottawa is all about parents and children coming together in a fun-filled and educational event. But let's remember this isn't possible for all parents and children.

Roger Neilson House is a facility located on the grounds of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), founded by the Ottawa Senators Foundation in 2006 in memory of Hall of Fame coach Roger Neilson.

It's an eight-bed home that provides end-of-life care for children, respite to families with gravely ill children and also grief and bereavement support to families who have lost children.

Roger Neilson House has a very personal connection with the producers of KIDSFEST, whose family was supported by Roger Neilson House after the loss of their oldest son. To show their appreciation, KIDSFEST has solicited the support of great local companies, who have provided prize raffle gifts at no cost. 100% of all ticket purchases go directly to Roger Neilson House. Tickets can be purchased at KIDSFEST on March 2 & 3, 2019.

A sincere thank you to all companies that donated items in 2018, and support Roger Neilson House. Raffle items for 2019 will be updated soon!