Schedule of Events

The main event, the March itself starting at Parliament Hill and continuing through downtown Ottawa, occurs on Thursday May 14. However, we have events occurring throughout the day and also the day before (Wed) and the day after (Fri).

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Wednesday May 13

 
7:30 pm
     Pro-life Mass, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish, 95 Somerset Street West.
     Celebrant to be announced.

 
Candle Light Vigil9:00 pm
      Candlelight Vigil, The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights monument, Elgin and Lisgar Streets

 
10:00 pm to 7:00 am
      All-night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, ending with 7:00 am Mass.  LOCATION:  St. Patrick's Basilica, 220 Kent Street, in basement Scavi, enter by side door on either Gloucester or Nepean Streets.

 

Thursday May 14
10:00 am  
Catholic Pro-life Mass # 1 (Bilingual)    

      A church location will be announced in the coming weeks.


10:00 am  Catholic Pro-life Mass # 2 (English)     
      A church location will be announced in the coming weeks.
     

10:00 am Catholic Pro-life Mass # 3
      A church location will be announced in the coming weeks.

10:00 am  French Catholic Mass / messe pro-vie
      A church location will be announced in the coming weeks.
     

10:00 am  Reformed Christian Prayer Service
     A church location will be announced in the coming weeks.
     Co-hosted by Jubilee Canadian Reformed Church of Ottawa and ARPA Canada


10:00 am  Celebrating the Gift of Life:  from Conception to Natural Death
      A Service of Encouragement through The Word and Prayer
      Organized by Anglicans For Life
      A church location will be announced in the coming weeks.

      

10:00 am  Lutheran Worship Service
       Organized by Lutherans For Life Canada
       A church location will be annnounced in the coming weeks.

        

12:00 noon      

      Gather on Parliament Hill
            Speeches by:
                 -Pro-life Members of Parliament
                 -Guest speaker Eric Metaxas, author of book on William Wilberforce and creator of Veggie Tales.
                 -Religious leaders including several Catholic Bishops
                 -Jim Hughes, National President, Campaign Life Coalition
                 -Uplifting music by pro-life musicians
1:30 pm
      March through downtown Ottawa


2:45 pm 
      Silent No More Awareness Campaign, hear testimonies from post-abortive women and men (again at Parliament Hill steps)
    
4:00 pm         
      Closing Prayer Service by Eastern Catholic Chaplaincy of Ottawa, Parliament Hill 
   
6:00 pm Rose Dinner     
      Celebrate LIFE with many other pro-lifers at this prestigious dinner. Meet un-sung heroes and listen to compelling talks and be inspired by these wonderful people.
      Keynote Speaker:   Eric Metaxas, author of book on William Wilberforce, slavery abolitionist
      Location: Hampton Inn Ottawa, Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON
      Ticket price:  $90 per person or $900 to block a table of ten (includes taxes); Early bird tickets are $80 ea.
      Call in advance for tickets 1-800-730-5358 or 1-613-729-0379 or 1-416-204-9749.

           
6:00 pm Youth Banquet / Dinner (for youth and chaperones only)         
      Keynote Speaker: Matt Fradd, popular youth speaker on issues of sexuality, pornography and chastity
      Location: Hampton Inn Ottawa, Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON

      -Ticket prices:  $45 for Students $75 for Adults/Chaperones
      Call in advance for tickets 800-730-5358 or or 1-416-204-9749. For Group Reservations ask for YOLI
.

 

Friday May 15 - Youth Conference
7:30 am Catholic Mass for those Youth Conference attendees who are interested
Celebrant to be announced.

8:00 am to 3:00 pm Youth Conference & Workshops:  an intensive workshop for young people, designed to arm youth with expert knowledge and the necessary communications strategies to go back into their communities, tackling the culture of death head on, and transforming it into a culture of life, one person at a time.


        Location:  Hampton Inn Ottawa, Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road.
        For information call Campaign Life Coalition
       -Ticket prices:  $45 for students, teachers and chaperones.  Price includes taxes and a working lunch.
       -Learn from great speakers how to take the pro-life message back to your school, home and community.