Join Us on Our 25th Spirit Anniversary!

Wait no longer! It’s our 25th Anniversary of celebrating our city’s youth and all of the amazing things they have done! To commemorate such a big milestone, we are planning a bigger and better award show than ever before and can’t wait to see you there!

Our 25th Annual RBC Spirit of the Capital Awards will feature 14 incredible youth, all awarded for their hard work and resiliency throughout seven categories.

Traditionally, we welcome over 300 guests to celebrate youth in our community, but the past few years have been tumultuous for us all. In 2020, we celebrated the Spirit awards online due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2021, only Spirit recipients, their plus-ones and sponsors were invited to the gala. 

This year, we’re opening the guest list for the first time since 2019 and are thrilled to be hosting an award ceremony to remember. Guests of all ages are welcome to join us, & the event is completely free! Even if you don’t know the award winners, come stop by and cheer them on!

Reserve your free tickets and join us on Wednesday, October 26th at the Shenkman Arts Centre, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m!

What to expect when you arrive

When you arrive in your “Wednesday best” (all dressed up), head to the lounge for a cocktail hour between 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

As you make your way across the red carpet, you will find light refreshments and youth-friendly finger foods, a mocktail bar, and a photo area!

To enter the main event area, make your way to the Harold Shenkman Hall, where we will hear the inspiring work and stories of 14 young changemakers from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

We will also have musical performances during intermissions by MoovOttawa, a BIPOC, Women & Immigrant lead Street Dance Company. They specialize in Hip Hop, House, Waacking, Breaking “Break Dance” and more.