Past Gatherings

Check out our past gatherings below, and stay current on upcoming events by requesting to join our email tree or our closed Facebook group. Ottawa Monthly Gatherings are organized by our members for our members - if you have an idea for a gathering, or a talent or resource to share, we would love to hear from you!

OMG events strive to meet the needs of our eclectic group; social, creative, informative and active! Our conversations often centre around how cancer has impacted our stage in life; things like family dynamics, fertility, future plans, altered body image, financial toxicity, and peer relations. Of course, we're more than our cancer so conversations about life in general supersede them all.

Though past gatherings were primarily held the last Sunday of each month, in 2021, we decided to schedule events to fall during the last week of each month, to better serve our community.


January - Social Night and OMG Planning Meeting (virtual)

February - Pelvic and Sexual Health with Cancer, Beth Hoag, Physiotherapist (virtual)

March - The Storyteller's Retreat with Lindsey Baguio Gerhard, Writer and OMG member (virtual)

April - Virtual Thrivers Cruise

May - Venus Envy Workshop "I'm Coming / Choosing Lube for Menopause" (virtual)

June - Introduction to Art Journaling with H. Fay Wilkinson, Abbey Retreat Centre (virtual)

July - Pottery Painting (in-person and virtual)

August - OMG Goes Cottaging!

September - #TogetherForMBC - Sam's Little Free Library Ceremony and Ashton Pub Gathering

January - Misiwe Ni Healing Lodge Winter Hike & Planning Session

February - Rink of Dreams skating event

March - Video chat (virtual)

April - Video chat (virtual)

May - Video chat (virtual)

June - Yoga Nidra (virtual)

July - Christmas in July via Zoom: Card making workshop with Shannon

August - Backyard Catch Up Under the Stars hosted by Vesna

September - Bonfire hosted by Shanna

October - Great Canadian OMG Bonfire Boobyball Bonanza hosted by Christen

October - OMG Spooktacular Chat & 80s Trivia Night (virtual)

December - OMG Sock Drop, drop in/drop off event hosted by Christen. Our 3rd annual Sock donation event for The Ottawa Hospital Chemotherapy Treatment Unit.

January - Venus Envy 'I'm Coming' Workshop

February/March - Social gathering at Belmont Restaurant

March - Yin Yoga & Social Hour at Misiwe Ni Relations Healing Lodge

April - Clothing Swap & Potluck hosted by Melissa

May - Social gathering at Cocoa 70 restaurant

June - Bonfire gathering hosted by Melanie

July - Sunset picnic at Andrew Hayden Park (family & friends invited)

August - Social gathering at Tavern on the Falls

September - Gatineau Park Hike followed by gathering at Chelsea Pub

October - Boobyball 'Into the Ocean' themed gala with pre-party hosted by Christen

November - Annual Holiday Social hosted by Melissa. Potluck and Sock Exchange, collecting 60 pairs of new, unused socks to donate to both Chemotherapy Treatment Units of The Ottawa Hospital.

January - Social gathering at Stella Luna Gelato Cafe

February - Tapping circle with Oksana

March - Gathering of Souls with Pete Bernard, RA Centre (public event)

April - Reiki Therapy Information Session presented by Linda, Maplesoft Centre

May - Nutrition and Cancer Information Session presented by Emily, Maplesoft Centre

June - Social gathering at the Belmont Restaurant

July - Summer Social: Les Brasseurs du Temps, Gatineau

September - OMG Goes Country! hosted by OMG friend Trish

October - Boobyball 'Country' themed gala with Pre-party at Christen's. Pre-party photo documented by Kelly of The Bear & the Butterfly Photography

November - Glass Mosaic Workshop with Meraki Mosaics

December - OMG Holiday Gathering and first annual Sock Exchange benefiting the Ottawa Hospital Chemotherapy Treatment Unit. Party hosted by Patti.

January - Social gathering and Brainstorming session at Green Door Restaurant

February - Social gathering at Pure Gelato Restaurant

March - Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with Camilla Teas

April - Lymph Drainage Info session with Laurie, RMT at Nepean Sportsplex RMT Clinic

May - Healing Circle with Pete Bernard, Indigenous Shaman, hosted by Christen

June - Rooftop picnic hosted by Melissa

July - La Machine Finale and dinner at The Mill Restaurant

September - Group walk through Mosaic Canada at Jacques Cartier Park followed by social gathering at Tavern on the Hill

October - Boobyball '80s' themed gala with pre-party hosted by Christen

December - OMG Holiday Gathering with potluck hosted by Patti

January - Social gathering at Green Door Restaurant

February - Social gathering at Joey's Lansdowne Restaurant

March - Paint Nite with Laura Daub

April - Social gathering at Pure Kitchen Restaurant

May - Brainstorming session hosted by Christen

June - Drum Circle at the Old Forge Community Centre, Fundraiser for Christina

July - Social gathering at Stella Luna Gelato Cafe

September - Nature Walk, Pink Lake Gatineau Park

October - Boobyball 'Into the Jungle' theme gala, with pre-party hosted by Christen

December - Holiday Gathering hosted by Melissa. Potluck and Group Art Submission to Lilly Oncology raised $714 for Rethink Breast Cancer. Unused medical supplies were also collected for 'Not Just Tourists' and 'CACHA - Canada Africa Community Health Alliance'


February 1, 2015 - Inaugural OMG gathering hosted by Christen

March - Karma Yoga Class at Kalyana Yoga Shala, fundraiser for Jillian

April - Kelly's Boutique, Mastectomy Apparel Info Night

May - Social gathering at Green Door Restaurant

June - Cooking class with Chef Caroline Ishii of Zen Kitchen, held at OICC

July - Social gathering at Quitter's Cafe

October - Rethink Breast Cancer's Boobyball "Planet Booby" Gala fundraiser, with pre-party hosted by Christen

November - Cokanna Designs Apparel Info Night, held at OICC

Do you have a photo from an OMG gathering that you'd like featured in our Gallery? Great! Reach out, and we'll get it added.