Exciting news! There are a variety of ways to participate in Move for Mentoring in 2023! Individuals and teams will be challenged to not only make a difference in the lives of young people, but build healthier habits, and GET MOVIN’.

At BBBSO, we believe that every connection counts; we see in our community and with the youth in our programs that connection matters now more than ever. Move for Mentoring offers more than just a fun day out… connect with your team and increase morale while making a BIG difference in our community.

For event-related questions or current sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch with Erin Helmer at erin.helmer@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

LumberJaxe Ottawa offers a new experience to connect with others, share experiences, and encourage confidence. They are committed to providing a safe, fun and inclusive space for all.

Axe Throwing ~ April

Throwing Is Easy, Safe And Beyond Fun!

Date: Thursday, April  13th, 2023

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Price: $30 a ticket  (participants are encouraged to raise $100.)

Location: LumberJaxe – 250 City Centre Ave #232-230, Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7

Note: Participants are encouraged to fundraise $100 each

Ready to run for a cause you believe in? This is a great opportunity to give back to your community, through a fun, accessible, and fulfilling event. With access to online fundraising tools and support, it’s never been easier!

Ottawa Race Weekend ~ May 27 & 28, 2023

Experience Canada’s best marathon weekend select BBBSO as your charity of choice!

42.2 K // 21.1K // 10K // 5K // 2K // KIDS MARATHON // 3 CHALLENGES IN-PERSON // VIRTUAL // GREEN BIB

Enhance your Tamarack race weekend with a complimentary pair of compression socks when you choose BBBSO as your charity of choice. BONUS: Raise over $250 & receive a special BBBSO race kit including a t-shirt, a water bottle & more!

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) in our inaugural year of MegaBike and take your team on a ride they will never forget! Hop on the 30-person MEGABike with your co-workers and friends and enjoy a fun team-building event, all while pedalling for the potential of young people in our community!

    MEGABike Presented by Coca-Cola Canada ~ May 30th, 2023

    Pedal for Potential – Innovation Drive (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

    Corporate Team: $3,500 – 29 riders

    Corporate Team:$2,500 – 29 riders + Fundraising for BBBSO*

    Corporate team $1,50014 riders + Fundraising for BBBSO*

    Individual fundraising: Fundraise $200 for a seat on the shared bike (29 spots – last ride of the day)

    *Create your own fundraiser and raise much-needed funds for BBBSO to support a youth mentorship for a year ($1,000 or more).

    BBBSO can help fill your bike with Mentors, Mentees and Volunteers if you do not have enough participants.

    Limited rides are available – sign up today!

    This is a simple and fun way to make a difference in our community! Participants will challenge themselves (and each other) to be active while raising pledges to support the young people here in Ottawa. Throughout the month, you complete your challenge based on the amount of money you raise.

    We need to keep moving, keep active and keep motivated.

    Why not MOVE FOR MENTORING?!?!

    For example, you will do one jumping jack for every dollar you raise (25 jumping jacks for $25 raised), 5 burpees for every $5 raised, or you will walk/run 1km for every $10 you raise.

    You can record yourself completing your challenge or, just after you finish your challenge, let everyone know you’re Moving For Mentoring to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa – and why not challenge others to join you? Participate as an individual or a team.

    Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa for our exciting fundraising pickleball tournament on June 16, 2023! 


    This is your chance to showcase your skills on the court while making a difference in the lives of children and youth in our community. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a beginner, our tournament offers a fun and friendly environment for players of all levels. Not only will you have a great time playing pickleball, but you’ll also be supporting a great cause. 


    So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and join us for fun, competition, and philanthropy. Whether playing to win or for fun, you’ll have a great time while making a difference. We can’t wait to see you on the court!

      Pickle Ball Tournament ~ June


      Date: June 16, 2023 (June 23, 2023 – rain day)
      Time: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Registration fees are $50 – Choose between recreational and competitive divisions – something for everyone.

      Location: Orleans Tennis & Pickle Ball 1257 Joseph Drouin Ave, Orléans, ON K1C 7B2

      Note: Participants are encouraged to fundraise to support youth mentorship programs and for the opportunity to win great prizes. 

      Sponsorship opportunities available here!


      For event-related questions or current sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch with Erin Helmer at erin.helmer@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

      Pour toute question relative à l’événement ou aux opportunités de commandites actuelles, veuillez contacter Erin Helmer à erin.helmer@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.