About Us

“Take a Veteran to Dinner Night” was born of a strong desire to show appreciation for the efforts and sacrifices made by Canadian veterans both active and retired. This event is simply an opportunity for community members to personally thank area veterans and their partners by treating them to dinner.

The idea for Take a Veteran to Dinner Night was borrowed from a similar event that occurs annually in Orillia, Ontario and now in Cornwall, Ontario as well!  In the Summer of 2008, the members of the Ottawa organizing committee decided that honouring veterans with a dinner was the right thing to do and set out to accomplish this goal.  After 15 successful events, the organizing committee has made the decision to pause the in-person dinner once again and distribute thank you gift boxes for 2023 instead.

Tobin Kelly
Organizing Committee Chair