1923 - 2023
Milestone Year Gala
Time to Party like it's 1923!
Great Food, Live Band, Live DJ, Dance Floor with LED lighting, Awards & Speeches, Special Drone Photography - Photo recreation
The NCC River House turns 100 years old!
Come Celebrate like it's 1923! Everyone's Welcome. Supports a good cause.
We're also excited about ONEC's:
140th Anniversary along the banks of the Ottawa River
50th Anniversary of our Summer Youth Camps
Peter Liu and the Pollcats Live Band with dancing performances and instruction by the Bytown Strutters - followed by a live DJ till late.
Thursday Sept 14 from 6:30 pm to late
The NCC River House Ballroom
Dancing shoes & 1920s Flappers Welcome
Tickets - available until Sept 8th -
Ticket + Donation $120
Ticket + Community Hero $150
Food by our friendly boathouse neighbours - Bytown Catering
There's going to be a ton of great food! We've decided to go for a mix and mingle style menu with Canapés - Sit, Stand, Mingle, Indoors or outdoors on the Balcony - you choose.
Example Menu Items:
Whipped cream cheese and smoked salmon dip served with fresh baked baguette
Citrus Poached Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Dark chocolate dipped strawberries dirzzled with white chocolate
Live DJ by Extreme Entertainment Ottawa
Every great party needs a great DJ. We can't wait to get moving on the dancefloor with a live DJ and LED dancefloor lighting to get the party started.
Live DJ with chill vibes for dinner and mixing. Next, get ready to break it out on the dancefloor - and make sure to fill out a song request.
Bytown Catering will also be providing a full service bar for the event.
Presenting a Historical Exhibit With Projector, Photos and Physical items like trophies, and other special items.
Peter Liu and the Pollcats Live Band with dancing performances and instruction by the Bytown Strutters
Picture frame Photos - Make sure to grab a photo with your friends for a memorable souvenir.
Working together to create inclusive, free community programming.
If you purchase an Early Bird + Donation ticket by clicking on "View more price options" on the Event purchase page, you'll be helping to support ONEC camp spots for financially at risk youth (in partnership with Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre & Jumpstart)...
OR one of our Community Sports for All programs - that are creating accessible, free programming designed to remove barriers and increase participation for equity-deserving and underrepresented populations in sport.
Help to make a difference for your community!
ONEC is no stranger
From the historical archives:
"The social season began with the annual Fair. Under the general direction of Eric Roy the club organized bridge and dancing for every day of the event (yeah, they partied for a whole week).
There was a tea room, fortune telling, a raffle table, sales of fancy work, blanket wheels and housie-housie (that's bingo! back in the 1920s). The clubhouse was decorated with panel paintings by Mr. John Crabtree and Mrs. C.A. Crabtree the parents of John and Grant who were emerging as a strong paddling team."