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. Winners will be contacted by phone or email the week of March 4th, 2019.

A sincere thank you to all companies that have supported Roger Neilson House at KIDSFEST Ottawa, or donated items for this year’s raffle! The 2019 Raffle for Roger Neilson House prizes include:

  • Four One-Day passes to Calypso Waterpark, including a Palace Suite (Value: $428)

  • Funhaven prize pack, that includes a $50 Funhaven gift card, along with a 1,670 credit package for play (Value: $300)

  • Ottawa Senators Team Signed Jersey (Value: Priceless!)

  • Pizza dinner each month for a year from Gabriel Pizza (Value: $300)

  • A magical one hour party with a princess of your choice from from Fairytale Princess Parties (Value: $180)

  • One-Day Gentle Family Rafting Trip for 2 (1 adult, 1 child) with Wilderness Tours (Value: $158)

  • 4 tickets to Ottawa Pops Orchestra's performance of Disney in Concert Around the World (2 adults, 2 children, value: $143)

  • A hockey stick signed by Ottawa Senator’s Zach Smith (Value: Priceless!)

  • Little Kickers six-week trial package (Value: $133)

  • Ottawa City Rafting in the heart of Ottawa for 2 (1 adult, 1 child, Value: $118)

  • $25 gift certificate to East Side Mario's Bells Corners (10 available to be won)