Become a 2017 Sponsor

  • What is Swirl & Twirl?

    • a fundraising evening for queer non-profit charities in the National Capital Region featuring:
      • wine-, beer- and food-tasting
      • entertainment
      • a silent auction, and more
    • a long-standing and respected event, typically held in late May, since 2003, from 7—10pm
    • an age of majority event

  • Swirl and Twirl by the Numbers

    • $1.000–5,000: Typical amount raised per beneficiary per event
    • $78,000: Amount raised for charity in the event’s 12-year history
    • 350—500: Average attendance (sold out crowd of 500 in 2016)

  • How Can You Help?

    Our generous sponsors can assist in the success of the event through providing:

    • cash donations in return for exposure as a sponsor of Swirl and Twirl 13
    • in-kind donations, such as printing, décor, equipment, floral arrangements, food/alcohol, etc.
    • donating an item or items that can be sold during our silent auction ($100 min. value each)
    • a combination of any or all the above

  • How We Advertise

    • Official Web site:
    • Facebook page:
    • Twitter page:
    • Posters displayed at select locations citywide
    • Benefiting charities’ Web sites, newsletters, listservs, social media, calendar of events, etc.
    • Media release to local (print and online) new sources, such as Ottawa Citizen, CBC Radio, Daily Xtra, Dorothy’s Closet, Apt 613, etc.

  • Sponsorship Levels

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  • Important Dates and Deadlines

    • Confirmation of sponsorship: April 15, 2017 (to guarantee logo/name placement on all printed marketing materials for the event)
    • In-kind/Silent Auction items required by: May 15, 2017. Any certificate should be valid until at least Dec 31, 2017
    • Swirl and Twirl to be held: Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • Contact Information

    Denis Schryburt, Sponsorship

    Glenn Crawford, Chair

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  • Presenting Sponsor

  • Save the Date!

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