Please join us for Salut! 2024 and Give the Gift of Education

There’s no stopping those who believe in a brighter future for themselves!

As our guest at Salut! you will enjoy an evening of delicious food, exceptional wine, and even better company.

Salut! will provide a tasting experience of specially curated Niagara and Ontario VQA wines, accompanied by a reception and sumptuous 3-course dinner. Our head sommelier, James Bertrand, and his team of expert sommeliers, will bring you on a journey as they share stories, life-experiences, and professional expertise about anything and everything wine!

You will hear directly from a youth ambassador and Dare to Dream Bursary recipient, who was formerly in foster care. They will share their story of how the bursary, as well as ‘Youth Works’ programs offered by CAS Ottawa, helped them to achieve their dream of attending post-secondary school and transition to a purposeful life.

Kelly Raymond, Executive Director of The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa will share an update on their strategies and initiatives for 2024 and beyond. She will also provide an overview of how their Youth Works wrap-around programs help our Ottawa kids to transition from foster care to successful young adulthood and independence.

You will have the chance to win some amazing prizes during our raffle.

Last year, the incredible Dream Launcher community raised $72,764 for the most vulnerable youth in Ottawa. This helped 42 youth pursue – or continue to pursue – their postsecondary education.

Salut! Logo 2023

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

5:30PM – 9:00PM

Lago Restaurant

Dows Lake Pavilion

Wine Partners

Tawse Wine and Spirits logo
Rosehall Run
Pillitteri estates winery logo
Pillitteri estates winery logo

Your Emcee, Head Sommelier and Musical Guest

portrait of Sam Laprade, Rogers TV | CityNews Ottawa

Sam Laprade, Rogers TV | Country 101.1 | CityNews Ottawa

James Bertrand, Head Sommelier

Alanna Sterling, Dare to Dream Bursary Recipient and Musician

Dinner & Wine for 1 ($195)

Includes reception, with appetizers and aperitif,  followed by 3-course meal, accompanied by Ontario wines curated by our Sommelier.

Charitable tax receipt provided for a portion of your registration fee.

Dinner & Wine for 8 ($1,500)

Includes reception, with appetizers and aperitif,  followed by 3-course meal, accompanied by Ontario wines curated by our Sommelier.

Charitable tax receipt provided for a portion of your registration fee.

Sponsor a Student “Dream Launcher Education Champion” ($3,500)

A dedicated ‘One Year Dare to Dream Bursary’ in your name for a postsecondary student, and if possible, their area of study is matched to your industry.

  • Includes dinner tickets for 2 guests
  • Corporate logo will appear on screens and signage throughout the event (visibility to 200+)
  • Prominent logo recognition on website and registration site
  • Corporate recognition on all pre- and post-event marketing, media, web, digital advertising
  • Continued community Recognition as “Corporate Dream Launcher” if pledging to support CAFO on an annual basis

Give the gift of education by registering  for Salut!

Proceeds from Salut! will support the needs of children, youth, and families involved with The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.

To learn more about the Dare to Dream Bursary program and other ways the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa is working to support kids and families involved with children’s aid, please click here.

Gabi
GabiDare to Dream Bursary Graduate

I am so proud to complete this journey. I appreciated the generous donations that allowed me to obtain a first-class education without the stress of overwhelming debt. For this, words cannot describe my gratitude. I wish you all the best karma life has to offer.

Thank you for helping me reach my full potential.

With love,

Gabi

B.A. Communications, University of Ottawa
Now working for the Government of Canada

Thank you to our partners who make this (fun)draiser possible!

Presenting Partner
Dinner Partner
Dream Launcher Education Champion
Event Partner

Raffle and Live Auction Prizes

Being a recipient of the Dare to Dream Bursary Program has changed my life for the better. It’s like, we did it! We’re on our way; we’re going somewhere! From now on I plan to go nowhere but up.”

– Benjamin, a Carleton University Graduate

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Salut!

Prepare your palates for an evening of wine, food, and good company.

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CAFO Charity Golf Tournament

Grab your clubs and three closest friends and come out to our annual golf tournament.

Learn more

World Trivia Night

You better start studying and bring your A-game for Canada’s largest live trivia contest.

Learn more