Archives: Mar '20


Swirl and Twirl 2020 cancelled

Hello, friends, The Swirl and Twirl team has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic as it evolves and we regret to inform you that we’ve decided the situation remains too risky and unpredictable to be able to ensure we could organize a safe, festive event for our usual crowd of 750+ people. Unfortunately, Swirl and…

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March 31, 2020

S&T sponsors room at YSB Men’s Emergency Shelter

The Swirl and Twirl team is so proud to have sponsored a room at the Youth Services Bureau’s Men’s Emergency Shelter to help homeless youth for one year. Team members Glenn Crawford, Denis Schryburt and Mario Larochelle visited the shelter to see the room and learn more about all the amazing work YSB does to…

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August 26, 2019

S&T 15 photos in the Ottawa Citizen’s Social Scene

The 15th annual Swirl and Twirl, presented by RBC, took over the Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park for a fabulous evening of food, wine and beer, Thursday, May 23. Swirl and Twirl raises money for local LGBT charities. See the beautiful photos taken at the event by Ashley Fraser on the Ottawa Citizen’s Web site…

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May 25, 2019

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