Thank you for participating in this year’s 50 Over 50 Awards and hearty congratulations for being selected as a distinguished recipient.

Now, on to the exciting details for the Ottawa events


Will I Receive a Physical Award?

You won’t be receiving a physical award for being a winner. However, each winner will receive a digital banner for use on their website or business profiles. You will also receive an image which has all the winners pictures on it.

October 18 – 6:15 The Main Event – Cocktail Reception

A cocktail reception for winners of the WISE 50 over 50 Awards winners is being held on October 18, 2018, starting at 6:15 pm. The event is being held at Rhaphsody Strategies in the Byward Market.

Dan Dorion, one of this years winners, has offered to be the musician for the evening, thank you Dan!

This is a free event for winners only! Anyone attending is also invited to dinner after the reception. However, this will be at your own cost and is open to your guests. I will need to know in advance so I can make reservations at the restaurant.

Location: Rhaphsody Strategies, 18 Byward Market Square, Third Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1. The entrance is beside Zak’s Diner. (This location is for the cocktail reception only.) Dinner will be a Luxe Bistro, below Rhapsody Stragegies.

October 18, 1-3 pm, Round Table Discussion with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

As you are more than likely aware, older entrepreneurs are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs globally and are also the most under supported and under served group of Entrepreneurs. We need strong voices to make ourselves heard and these organizations are interested. Be prepared for an open discussion on concerns relating to starting a business after the age of 50. Please bring your questions with you.

PLEASE NOTE: NEW LOGIN INFORMATION If you are unable able to attend in person, you can still participate via telephone. Please note, this is for winners only and not to be shared with anyone. Call in details: 1.855.392.2520 and then use access code: 5570889

Location: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, 1700-275 Slater Street, Ottawa ON, K1P 5H9

October 17, 5 pm. e-Sax Event, Fireside Chat

I mentioned in earlier emails about a Community Award which is going to be given at this event. More information is below as well as a link and discount code for the event. A good place to meet new prospects, and of course, meet the winner of the Giving Back to the Community Award – Catherine Winckler, Founder of Mindful Garden Digital Health!

Tickets to eSAX can purchased on the eSax website. e-Sax is also offering a special promo code – 50over50 to save 50% per ticket. Price before discount is $100.00

Note the deadline for on-line registration is Friday, October 12, 2018 (midnight). After that time, tickets will only be available at the door and the promo code will no longer be applicable.

Location: TD Place/Landsdowne Park, 1015 Bank St, Ottawa, ON, K1S 3W7

October 18, 8-5. Startup Canada Day on the Hill.

Patti Pokorchak, Small Biz Sales Coach, one of 2018 winners sent me an email this morning with a promotional code giving free admission to this event. The event takes place at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa. This event is a full day event. It is also within walking distance of the Cocktail Reception.

Tickets can be purchased through this link. Please use code: SmallBizSalesCoach100 The Code is valid until October 12

If you are having any difficulty with purchasing tickets for this event, please email directly.

Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 9J2

Travel – Air Canada

Air Canada has offered a 10% discount to all Award winners to travel to Ottawa. Below is more information.

Your promotion code: 6ACU9Y61
This promotion code can be used for 50 passengers on

The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON)

The travel period begins Sunday, October 07, 2018 and ends Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.


It is a busy time of year in Ottawa and hotel rooms are filling up quickly. I had hoped to find some decently priced hotel rooms but unfortunately I can’t. However, one of the 50 over 50 Award winners, StabBillety, as sent some current Ottawa listings. You should have a look and see if there is something that works for you.

Winners Badge

Please feel free to download the following images to be used on your website or promotional material. Changes to the image, other than resizing, (if necessary) is not allowed.

If you any questions, please contact


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