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6 Events You Need to Attend at the Shaw Centre This Fall

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Published on September 22, 2022

The Shaw Centre is gearing up for one of our busiest seasons of the year! We’re anticipating more than 60 events this fall with your annual favorites and some new events too. We’re planning events of all types and from a wide variety of industries; no matter what you’re into, we truly have events that everyone can enjoy. The Shaw Centre is home to innovative and impactful events that we’re proud of and that showcase the city of Ottawa! Throughout this article, we’ll tell you more details and where you can grab tickets.

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Study and Go Abroad Fair

Calling all students! Have you ever considered studying abroad? Expand your horizons and chat with top universities, graduate schools, and professional schools from Canada and around the world; new and exciting opportunities await!

Date: Sunday, September 25th, 2022

Where: 2nd level, Ottawa Salon
Fair Times: 1 pm – 5 pm
Free Seminars: 12 noon – 5 pm
Admission: FREE

Bonus: All registrants will be entered for a chance to win a free flight to anywhere in the world with Air Canada!

Start Up Canada Panel
Startup Day

Calling all entrepreneurs, you’re going to want to attend StartUp Day – previously known as StartUp Day on the Hill. The theme for this year’s event is empowering Canada’s entrepreneur ecosystem. Startup Day aims to highlight entrepreneurs’ impact on fueling economic growth within the Canadian economy and how they can enable small-medium enterprises to innovate continuously and create new companies. Sit in on expert panel discussions and learn from leaders as they speak about the current state of entrepreneurship in Canada and how this impacts you and your business. Mix and mingle with like-minded entrepreneurs, government officials, and private sector representatives and create long-lasting connections! Finally, watch the event’s grand finale – the global pitch competition- where one entrepreneur will take home $75,000 to help grow their business!

Date: October 20th, 2022
Where: Canada Hall 1 &2 2, Meeting Room 201, Meeting Room 202, Parliament Foyer I & Parliament Foyer II

Admission: Click here for additional ticketing information.

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CRAVE - Food & Wine Festival

Calling all foodies! Satisfy your craving for Ottawa’s best food, drinks, and company! We invite you to the centre for the highly anticipated food and wine show, CRAVE! Partake in this event that will feature world-renowned chefs and mixologists, masterclasses, professional speakers, tastings, and entertainment that will leave you craving the next one.

• Danny Smiles (Top Chef / Iron Chef Canada Winner / Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip on Netflix)
• Pier-Alexis Soulière (World Renowned and Reigning National Champion Sommelier)
• Emily Pearce (2nd place finish National Sommelier Competition / Femmes Du Vin)
• Steve Vardy (Top 50 Restaurants in Canada / MacLean’s Magazine Gold Medal Winner of, “Ottawa Chef of the Year Award” / 8-Two star awards / Where to Eat in Canada / Six-CAA/AAA / Four Diamond Awards / Bronze Medal Winner / Gold Medal Plates)
• Joe Thottungal (Restaurateur / Book Author / Gold Medal Plates Winner / Coconut Lagoon / Thali)
• Dominique Dufour (Top Chef Canada / Women with Knives / Gray Jay)
• and more to come!…

Crave is powered and curated by DNA Live, Ottawa’s premier large-scale Event Logistics company. For more information on the Crave Food & Wine Festival presented by Richcraft and to purchase your tickets, check out the official website –

Date: November 11th & 12th

Where: Canada Hall, Parliament Foyer I, Rideau Canal Atrium Centre & Trillium Ballroom

Admission: $40 + service fees (per time slot)
*Masterclasses, private tastings, and more will be available as add-on purchases

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World Trivia Night

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa has hosted World Trivia night for 27 years, with its first year at the Shaw Centre. Help make a difference in the lives of vulnerable kids and youth in Ottawa and create a team with friends and colleagues to enjoy a fun-filled night out! Over 1,000 participants will be in attendance in teams of ten, who will compete in ten rounds of exciting trivia! Not to mention there will be various prizes and delicious food and beverage your teams can order in advance (coming soon).

Early bird registration is now open until October 11th, and regular registration closes on Friday, November 11th. Although up-front registration fees are non-existent, all teams will commit to one of two fundraising goals and must raise their minimum goals below before the registration date.

Champion Team minimum fundraising goal of $1,500
Regular Team minimum fundraising goal of $600 (early bird $500)

Date: November 18th

Pre-Trivia Gathering – 5:30 pm
Doors Open – 6:30pm
Trivia Starts – 7:00pm

Where: Canada Hall 1&2, Parliament Foyer I & Parliament Foyer II

To register for the event, click here.

Photobooth Photos of SAAS North

Calling all Canadian Service as a Software (SaaS) Companies! Learn, network, and grow at the SAAS North conference. This year they’re bringing in 70+ influential speakers to inspire and teach all there is to know about SAAS industries.

“SAAS North is a must-attend for SAAS companies looking to scale globally. Quality companies, strong program, and caliber of attendees that keeps getting better every year” – Lauren Robinson, General Partner, Highline BETA

There are a plethora of topics to be addressed that will only scale up your company in the competitive landscape of SaaS. Learn how to make the most of your marketing efforts and pricing strategies from the best SaaS practitioners. Gain advice on raising funds for every step of the SaaS journey to determine how to manage healthy relationships with investors, the best way to spend investments, and much more! You don’t want to miss Pitchfest, where eight finalists will pitch to the judging panel to compete for the grand prize of $115,000 in cash plus in-kind prizes! P.S there’s still time to apply; submit your application by September 29th!

Date: November 16th & 17th

Where: Level 2, 3 & 4

For event pricing and additional event information, please click here.

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Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala

Calling Ottawa’s top builders, developers, tradespeople, and industry leaders! After two years of virtual events, Steel Toes and Stilettoes returns to an in-person event at the Shaw Centre. Network while supporting Habitat for Humanity, whose mission is to provide local families with affordable homeownership; all funds will go towards Habitat Ottawa’s operations for 2023.

The event will feature live and silent auctions, live entertainment, special presentations, and more!

Date: November 12th, 2022

Where: Trillium Ballroom

Admission: Please click here for ticketing details.