Swirl and Twirl 2018, presented by RBC on Thursday, May 24, 2018, was a smash hit, raising a record $20,000 for our three charities. Thank you to our supporters and guests who have helped make this another record-breaking year! See you in May 2019!


Ottawa’s premier queer wine, beer and food tasting fundraising event.

A fundraising evening for queer and queer-friendly non-profit organizations in the National Capital.


Giving back

As of May 2018, Swirl & Twirl raised over $122,000 for Ottawa queer and queer-friendly organizations.


Swirl and Twirl funds supporting the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights

  Funds raised for the Canadian Tribute for Human Rights during Swirl and Twirl 9 and 10 have helped fund the last stage of its construction, a project that illuminates the monument beautifully so its more visible at night. Our contribution to this important initiative was recently acknowledged on a commemorative plinth located near the…

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June 10, 2016

$8,000 Donated to Charities at Swirl and Twirl Cheque Presentation

On August 17, 2015, Swirl and Twirl was pleased to present Bruce House, *Kind (formerly PTS) and the Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus with a cheque of $8,000 as a result of funds raised at our 11th annual Swirl and Twirl event. The cocktail reception, held at After Stonewall on 370 Bank Street in the heart…

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August 20, 2015

Embrace Ontario Artisan Market

        Check out Embrace Ontario on Thu, Mar 10 from 4-8pm at the Horticulture Building Lansdowne Park where our awesome sponsor, Three Dog Winery, will be participating in a free entry artisan market, along with top farmers, processors, producers and about 8 Ontario wineries. Shop local, shop fresh!

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February 11, 2015

Swirl and Twirl Is On the Move

The Swirl and Twirl organizing committee is excited to announce we’ll be starting our next ten years of fundraising at the newly renovated Horticulture Building, located in Lansdowne Park just south of Centretown and the Glebe. This beautiful Arts and Crafts/Prairie-style building was built in 1914 and has only recently been open to the public…

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December 11, 2014

Swirl and Twirl Does Pride

Committee members Marco Milliare and Glenn Crawford, decked out in killer S&T swag, rocked the 2014 Capital Pride parade to promote Swirl and Twirl 11, slated for late May 2015. Risking sunburn and heat exhaustion on such a glorious sunny day, it was so much fun to see all the smiling faces and hear the…

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August 30, 2014

Thank you, Mario!

 After ten events, it’s a well-deserved break for founder Mario Larochelle as he steps down as chair of the Swirl and Twirl organizing committee. Mario’s strong connections with wine and beer vendors were a natural fit for creating a food-, wine- and beer-tasting event. Going above and beyond the call of duty, Mario has been…

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June 18, 2014
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