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Vintage and Vibrant

 The 2019 Vintage and Vibrant Luncheon was a sold out success! We welcomed Mr. Lawrence Greenspon, our Master of Ceremonies, for the first time to The Good Companions Centre. He kept the audience on their toes, added in some great jokes and if you didn’t know, he is a fantastic auctioneer!

Mr. Dan Greenberg (Community Philanthropist and President/Owner of Ferguslea Properties) was our guest speaker (and the Ottawa Senators biggest fanJ). He provided a wonderfully uplifting speech about how we are all accountable to make the community a better place.Many thanks to our Speaker Sponsor: New Edinburgh Square retirement residence for their support!

We also had our delightful client and member, Brenda Bentos, share what The Good Companions meant to her.

The Good Companions Chef and Kitchen Team prepared a three course gourmet lunch featuring Beef Wellington, and in the words of our Board member, Seán Kelly, “[it was] of a quality that would rival Ottawa’s finest restaurants!” 

The Luncheon also provides us the opportunity to recognize both companies and individuals who make a meaningful impact for seniors in our local community, and who support The Good Companions to continue providing low cost, invigorating programs and community supports services.

A huge thank you to Regimbal Promotions, who has been donating trophies for our event for 7 years! Regimbal not only donates to the Vintage and Vibrant event, but also donates the trophies to recognize our volunteer and staff member of the year!

We would like to congratulate our 2019 Award recipients: 

Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence to Tea & Toast

Community Support Award of Excellence to the Danbe Foundation Inc. 

Seniors’ Champion Award to Mr. Shawn Anthony 


Our egg surprise fundraiser is always a hit. This year the grand prize was a luxurious stay at the Loews Hotel Vogue in Montreal, and a VIA Rail credit. The prize package was worth over $1,100!

Thank you very much to both sponsors, Via Rail Canada, and the Loews Hotel Vogue Montreal, for making this weekend getaway possible!


 Special thanks to the following companies and people for purchasing a table this year:

  • CanPlan Event and Conference Services Inc.
  • Clement Marchand Natural Gas Services Ltd.
  • IT Department
  • Mohan Vijay (of VLN Advanced Technologies Inc.)
  • Ottawa Senior Pride Network
  • Tea & Toast

And thank you to the many donors who contributed to our Silent and Live Auctions!

  • Absolute Comedy
  • Albert at Bay Hotel
  • Andaz Hotel
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Canadian War Museum
  • CanPlan Event and Conference Services Inc.
  • Cartier Place Suite Hotel
  • Clement Marchand Natural Gas Services Ltd.
  • Daly’s Restaurant—Westin Hotel
  • Denis Office Supply
  • Ingenium—Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
  • Keurig Canada
  • Kneaded Touch Massage Therapy
  • Les Suites Hotel
  • LOEWS Hotel Vogue Montreal
  • Masha Krupp of The Masha Krupp Translation Group Ltd.
  • Mitra’s Hair Design
  • Museum of Nature
  • Museum of Science and Technology
  • Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
  • Ramona Esthetique
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (2339 Ogilvie Rd)
  • Stoneface Dolly’s
  • The Metcalfe Hotel
  • Trattoria Caffé Italia
  • Unrefined Olive
  • VIA Rail Canada
  • VIVIANNA day spa

All of the lovely photos taken were by Jake Wright Photography, and by our wonderful volunteer and photographer Karim Ghaltaee.

The success of the event is because of all the wonderful people we have joining us! We hope you will all join us in 2020 at our Vintage and Vibrant Luncheon!