SOS Canada's Birthday Block Party

Join us on Wednesday, August 28 at the OTTAWA sign at York Street Plaza (York Street and Sussex Drive) in the ByWard Market in the heart of the Nation’s Capital, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of SOS Children’s Villages in Canada.

The SOS Canada Birthday Block Party is located just steps away from the SOS Canada’s National office on ByWard Market Square. Join in the activity of drawing your own ‘Loving Home’ and add it to the SOS office windows to show your support in caring for children worldwide.

Enjoy live performances, interactive games, or participate in one of the fun-filled activities happening throughout the day – all in support and celebration of SOS Children’s Villages!

Event Itinerary

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Activities and Programming
Includes: crafts and games, face painting, balloons and buskers, children's activities

Partake in the ByWard Market Passport Challenge
SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest international charity working with orphaned and abandoned children in 135 different countries. To celebrate the diversity of the ByWard Market, SOS Children’s Villages will be leading a ByWard Market Passport Challenge. The passport booklet will feature various businesses in the ByWard Market and will be handed out to the public. Participants of the Passport Challenge will be required to visit the businesses listed in the booklet. For each location visited, participants will receive a stamp in their passport for raffle entries (no purchase necessary).

Dream Mountains | Climb for Kids: Made possible by Anytime Fitness
Join Dream Mountain's founder and long-time supporter of SOS, Shawn Dawson, along with SOS Canada staff & friends, on the Jacobs Ladder in the ByWard Market Climb for Kids


Date and Time

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 


York Street Plaza (York Street and Sussex Drive)
ByWard Market
Ottawa, Ontario


Attendance is free and open to all. Donations are welcomed.

Event Partners

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Rebecca Leikin
Coordinator, Special Events
Tel: 1.800.767.5111 ext. 539
Email: [email protected]


If you are unable to attend, but wish to help vulnerable children worldwide, you are encouraged to sponsor a childsponsor a Village or make a one-time donation. Your support will help transform the lives of the most vulnerable.