Purple Tie Gala – October 1st, 2022

Cornerstone Housing for Women is hosting its fourth annual Purple Tie Gala back in-person on October 1st, 2022!

Start your fall off the right way – at a fresh and funky gala at the Ottawa Art Gallery! This is an indoor event, but we have two beautiful terraces available for you to enjoy outdoors throughout the night.

Get your best purple attire on and get ready to join us for a special night of music, connecting with old and new friends, delicious food, and hopeful celebration.

After running our second at-home virtual Gala in response to the pandemic, which raised over $100,000, we are proud to announce that the gala will once again be live this year! We are excited to celebrate with you in person on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

What does your ticket include? Your ticket includes full access to our rooftop terraces, gourmet appetizers all night long, drinks from local businesses (complementary and paid), and a night of local artistic talent — both musical and visual!

We are honoured to welcome back our beloved Cornerstone friend and community leader, Joseph Cull to host our event and we’re thrilled to welcome Sam Laprade, local radio host for City News and An Hour to Give as our co-host for this year’s in person Gala!

Joseph Cull, host
Sam Laprade, cohost

For those who are not able to attend in person this year, we are thrilled to be able to offer Gala baskets, brought to you by the Westboro BIA. Your Gala Baskets includes curated local treats from business in the Westboro BIA brought to your home so you can celebrate in spirit at home.


This year we are excited to present to you an online silent auction, a silent auction exclusive to those attending the Gala, plus a live auction at the Gala for people to bid the night away. These auctions will help raise crucial funds for women experiencing homelessness find hope, healing, and housing in Ottawa!

We are so excited to be able to celebrate in person with you at the 2022 Purple Tie Gala, one of our most important annual fundraisers to support our ongoing and critical work at Cornerstone Housing for Women. With your support, we know we can make this our best Purple Tie Gala yet!


Donations made at the event will be matched by our sponsors up to $22,500! You can also donate online until October 14. A huge thanks to Livingston MacDonald Wealth Management, McDonald Brothers Construction Inc., and Debbie Chang Real Estate for their deep generosity in making this happen.


Presenting Sponsor:

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Friends of Cornerstone:

Media Sponsor:

Purple Tie Committee Volunteer Members: Heidi Rodger, Delan DeSilva, and Joseph Cull.

For questions about the event, sponsorships, and live and silent auction please reach out to:

Amber Bramer

Director of Development and Communications

Cornerstone Housing for Women

613-254-6584 (ext. 503)


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