We’ve UNLOCKED our obsession with Escape Rooms!

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We’re so grateful for have the support of our community and local businesses, like our partners over at Unlocked Ottawa.

They are Kanata’s first adventure games and lounge with two awesome escape rooms and a growing board game lounge! Whether you’re looking to get competitive with friends or get a little outside the box on your next team building retreat – look no further than West End.

Choose from “Our Man on Sussex” or “The Krylon Crew” and book your adventure today! www.unlockedottawa.com

Follow Unlocked Ottawa on Facebook, Twitter (@UnlockedOttawa) or Instagram.

Tickets, get your tickets here!



It’s no secret tht 2017 is Canada’s big year and while the country celebrates 150 years, we’ll be taking this year to celebrate your initiatives! Let’s use this year to leave a legacy of community-conscious projects while all eyes are on the Nation’s Capital.

Our 13th event is just around the corner. Join us at The Gladstone Theatre to “Celebrate our future!” on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 to learn about some amazing local initiatives looking for your support (and, let’s be honest, try a new local soup at the same time). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the event starting at 6:30 p.m.

Space is limited so reserve your tickets HERE!

Tickets are free of charge online – max 2 per person – and we ask that you have your $10 cash ready at the door. Each ticket includes a bowl of delicious, locally-made soup, some equally delicious bread and a vote for the presentation you find most inspiring.

The proceeds raised from the event go directly to the winning group. Our last winners, “Building Women Up”  took home $1360!

We’re also Facebook official, so let your social circles know we’re the place to be on a Monday night.

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Venue and Date Announcement!

To be or not to be, that is NOT the question because we’ve secured The Gladstone Theatre for our first Soup Ottawa event to kick off Canada’s big year!

Join us on Monday, January 23, 2017 to “Celebrate our future!

We appreciate the continued support from the Ottawa community — please help us spread the word by sharing this information with your social and professional circles. Dust off the old spoons and stay tuned for more information. We’ve got presenters and soup providers yet to be announced.

Don’t be shy, keep in touch with us on Twitter, @SoupOttawa, and on Facebook!

We are still accepting applications until Sunday, January 8, 2017.



Apply today for Winter Soup Ottawa 2017!

It’s no secret that 2017 is Canada’s big year and while the country celebrates 150 years, we’ll be taking this year to celebrate your initiatives! Let’s use this year to leave a legacy of community-conscious projects while all eyes are on the Nation’s Capital.

To all our forward-thinking entrepreneurs, artists, inventors, and volunteers – this one’s for you. The Soup Ottawa Winter 2017 theme is “Celebrate our future!

If you’re an individual, a group, or an organization with plans to improve our cities future then wewant to hear about it! We welcome both new ideas and established projects, all you have to do is apply.

What’s in it for you? Successful applications chosen to present at the next Soup Ottawa event will have a chance to win funding for their project (funding varies on attendance). By being a presenter, you will also have a great opportunity to generate awareness about your project, receive feedback, field questions, network, and possibly connect with future partners.

The application process is simple, and fairly quick. For more details on how to apply, please see: www.soupottawa.ca/apply/.

Applications are due by: Sunday, January 8, 2017

How does it work? Soup Ottawa is a micro-grant event that focuses on two things: good soup and funding great community projects. For $10, every attendee gets a bowl of quality soup and bread from a local provider and one voting spoon. The community project presenter who receives the most votes wins every penny from the pool of cash. So if 100 people show up, that’s $1000 for the winning idea!

For more information, please see: www.soupottawa.ca/about  

Soup Ottawa’s next event “Celebrate our Future” will take place Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Gladstone Theatre.

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Thank you for Attending Soup Ottawa #12!


A huge thank-you to all the community-minded people who came out to the Red Lion Public House in the Byward Market night for Soup Ottawa’s 12th event last night. After delicious bowls of hearty vegetable and cream of broccoli soup, we heard five fantastic presentations on local projects. The winner, who took home an astounding $1360, was “Building Women Up”, an initiative of WISE (Women’s Initiatives for Safer Environments – www.wiseottawa.ca). The money will be used to put on workshops providing hands-on experience in basic home repair skills for women. Follow their progress on twitter @WISEOttawa.

It truly was a very difficult voting decision last night with five very strong pitches for great projects. We would like to thank our other presenters:

Please take 2 minutes to fill out our survey and let us know how we can make our next event even better: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/566PQ3V

Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @SoupOttawa, and tag yourselves and your friends in our photo gallery on Facebook!

Get your Tickets Quick!

One day to go before Soup Ottawa’s 12th event at the Red Lion Public House. Tickets are going FAST so reserve yours today on Event Brite at goo.gl/EopLlL.

Come out and support our five fantastic presenters who will be sharing their “Recipes for a Better City”. And don’t forget – $3.50 beer and 25% off food purchases with your Soup Ottawa ticket!

Presenter Line-up Announced!

Less than a week to go before Soup Ottawa #12! Check out our amazing line-up of presenters for the evening:

Our last winner, ManUp will also be providing an update on their fantastic project!

Tickets are going FAST so reserve yours today on Event Brite: goo.gl/EopLlL

And don’t forget – The Red Lion Public House is serving up some great soup, an awesome beer special AND is offering 25% off food purchases that night with your Soup Ottawa ticket!

Tickets on Sale!

We are excited to announce that our 12th event will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at The Red Lion Public House in the Byward Market! Come enjoy a bowl of soup and vote for your favourite “Recipe for a Better City.” Doors open at 6pm and the event will begin at 6:30pm.

Reserve your tickets online now on Event Brite: goo.gl/EopLlL and have your $10 cash ready at the door. Space is limited so do not delay! Our line-up of great presenters will be announced soon.


We’re back…


… and we’ve had a little bit of work done while we were away (after all, it is 2016). But hey, that’s what summer hiatuses are for!

The important news is, we’re back and we’ve already hit the ground running with our Fall Soup already in the works. You know what that means: APPLICATION SEASON (and squash-like soups)!

We’ve just opened our Call for Applications and we’re looking for your Recipes for a Better City! Tell us what you believe the secret ingredient is to making Ottawa a better community.

If you’re a fresh new initiative or a seasoned project, we encourage you to apply for Soup Ottawa’s re-launch event happening this Fall!

Applications are due Sunday, September 11th at midnight. 

Under Construction

A huge thank you to everyone who participated and filled out our survey. We’ve heard you all loud and clear, which is why we’re so excited to officially announce that Soup Ottawa is going UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Thanks to all your amazing feedback, we’ll be cooking up some exciting new ideas to make Soup Ottawa an unforgettable event.

We appreciate your patience, please stay tuned for our grand unveiling and kick-off event in the near future. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@SoupOttawa) to stay in the soup loop.


The Soup Ottawa Team



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