Schmoozing It Up

17 Oct

Looking for something cool to do next Thursday? (October 25th, 2012) Well look no further! Schmoozefest 2012 is your chance to get out meet some people, enjoy some great food and have a couple of drinks. Schmoozefest, now in its 7th year, is an awesome event hosted by United Way Ottawa’s Next Gen Cabinet. It’s a great opportunity for young professionals to connect with each other and leaders in the community. This year there is a truly impressive list of Ottawa’s who’s who. Some of this year’s VIPs include:

  • Mathieu Fleury – 2012 Campaign Co-Chair, United Way Ottawa & City of Ottawa Councillor
  • Angie Poirier – 2012 Campaign Co-Chair, United Way Ottawa & Host, Majic 100/Bell Media Ottawa
  • Mike Machargo – Partnership Development, CHEO BBQ
  • Vinod Rajasekaran – Co-founder & Executive Director, Hub Ottawa
  • Stuntman Stu – Host, Majic 100
  • Michael Tayler – Member of the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team, Canoe/Kayak Slalom
  • Jim Watson – Mayor, City of Ottawa

Not only will there be cool people, there will also be some awesome items up for grabs in the silent auction, including items from Orleans Cycles, Sirius XM Radio, The Flour Shoppe, Venus Envy, Burgers on Main, Big Easy’s Seafood & Steak House and other amazing local business.

My favourite part of the night is the food and drinks. This year there are some super cool food sponsors providing amazing bites throughout the night. MELLOS Supper Club will be bringing incredible meatloaf bites, the Taco Lot and Hang 10 will be there serving up some tacos and Grill Forty One will be there with delectable bison crêpes. Since you’ll be thirsty after talking with all your new contacts and eating all the great food, you can grab a drink from either Beau’s Beer or Barefoot wine.

Check out this video of Grill Forty One’s executive chef Brian Vallipuram on CTV Morning Live:

To make the deal even sweeter, if you buy your ticket before October 19th, your name will be entered in a draw to win a $200.00 dinner gift certificate from Grill Forty one. $200 could buy you one amazing meal! See below for the contest details or click here.

Have you been convinced to come? If you need another reason to buy a ticket, all funds raised will help support much needed programs in our community. If you live in Ottawa you better be there! To buy your tickets please visit . Here are all the event details:


When: Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts – 310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5K5

Why: To make connections, raise money for the community and for a good time!

Tickets: Individual – $40

Group package (10tickets) – $300

Contest Details:

Buy your Schmoozefest 2012 ticket(s) by Friday October 19th and enter for a chance to win a $200.00 dinner gift certificate from Grill Forty One.


  • Step 1: Complete the purchase of your Schmoozefest ticket(s) online
  • Step 2: Visit the Grill Forty One dinner menu and answer the following question: What Chef created the dinner table d’hote at Grill Forty One?
  • Tweet your answer to @UnitedWayOttawa with the hashtag #grill41menu; or
  • Include your answer by commenting on the Grill Forty One post on our Facebook Page
  • It’s that easy! Prize will be awarded live at Schmoozefest

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