Glenn Crawford


Living in Ottawa for over 40 years, Glenn Crawford is proud to call the National Capital home. Being a self-described “late-bloomer”, he came out at age 28 and has been actively involved in the queer community ever since, hosting over 20 charity events such as HallowQueen, Build Our Bank, outdoor film screenings and game show fundraisers. His proudest accomplishment was acting as chair of the Village committee from 2006 to 2012—when, among other achievements, the “We Demand” commemorative mural was installed and Village street signs were successfully installed along Bank Street in downtown Ottawa, officially designating the area as Ottawa’s queer village. In direct consequence of his and the committee’s efforts, Glenn was elected as the 2010 Capital Pride grand marshal and awarded the 2007 Hero Award for Community Activist of the Year.

Involved with Swirl and Twirl since its inception, Glenn is excited and honoured to assume the role of chair for this cherished community fundraising event in 2014-15. He is grateful and thankful for the remarkable achievement, experience and mentoring of founding chair Mario Larochelle.



Swirl and Twirl is such a beloved and entertaining event that our community looks forward to each spring. It’s a pleasure to continue the legacy and tradition of Swirl and Twirl, which has raised over $60,000 for local queer charities in its first ten years.


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