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).

>  Wednesday      >  Thursday       >  Friday

Wednesday May 13

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EWTN National Pro-Life Roundtable
     Saint Bridget Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick St. [Note: Limited seating] 

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

7:30 pm  Pro-life Prayer Service
     Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, 721b 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  Eucharistic Adoration
      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)
Notre Dame Cathedral, 385 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

10:00 am  Catholic Pro-life Mass # 2 (English)     
      St. Patrick's Basilica, 220 Kent St, Ottawa

10:00 am Catholic Pro-life Mass # 3
      St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish, 95 Somerset St. W.

10:00 am  French Catholic Mass / messe pro-vie
      St. Joseph Cathedral, 245 boul. St-Joseph, Gatineau (Hull sector)

10:00 am  Ecumenical Prayer and Worship Service
      Sts. Peter and Paul Anglican Church, 152 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa      
      Organized by Anglicans For Life

10:00 am  Lutheran Worship Service
        St. Luke's Lutheran Church
        326 MacKay Street, Ottawa   
        Organized by Lutherans For Life Canada.

 11:00 am Reformed Christian Prayer Service
     First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Ave. W.
     Co-hosted by Jubilee Canadian Reformed Church of Ottawa and ARPA Canada       


12:00 noon      

      Rally 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
      Order tickets online from the event's host, Niagara Region Right to Life, here, or call 1-905-481-0510.


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 Niagara Region Right to Life at 1-905-481-0510.
       -Ticket prices:  $45 for students, teachers and chaperones.  Price includes taxes and a working lunch. 
        Order tickets online from the event's host, Niagara Region Right to Lifehere, or call 1-905-481-0510.
       -Learn from great speakers how to take the pro-life message back to your school, home and community.