Volunteers Needed!

Josh Yoder Volunteer Coordinator

It takes a village to raise a convention and Ottawa 2023 needs you!
Are you able to donate an hour or two, or more, to help make the Ottawa 2023 convention the best it can be?

Get Your Merch Now!

Merchandise Collage

Now is the time to browse our catalog of amazing Follow Your Northern Neighbour branded gear and place your order.

Signature Event Announced

Aerial Footage of Dows Lake, Ottawa, Ontario.

Join your friends on July 4, 2023 on the world famous Rideau Canal and Dow’s Lake to socialize, eat, and dance.

Hotel Bookings Open

Westin Shaw Canal

Conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, with direct access to the Rideau Shopping Mall and connected to the O-Train LRT public transit system, the Westin Ottawa boasts Ottawa’s largest convention centre where Follow Your Northern Neighbour 2023 will be taking place. This upscale hotel offers an array of appealing amenities. When you’re hungry, you can indulge in the […]

Launch Video Revealed

Launch Video Thumbnail

Check out our awesome launch video, produced by Steve McKeown, and get excited about this historic convention in 2023!

Old Queen Bingo a Success

Old Queen Bingo Zoom Screen Capture

Old Queen Bingo was a smashing success and raised money for the Ottawa 2023 convention. Thanks to everyone who attended.

It’s not the Brady bunch

Committee Zoom Meeting 2021-02-07

There may not be much dancing going on these days, except for the virtual kind of course, but planning for the 2023 Ottawa IAGSDC convention is forging ahead full speed and this month’s meeting of the committee included lots of planning and decision making for the great unveiling in July. Committee members reviewed the final […]

Virtual Meetings Mean Less Travel

Ottawa 2023 committee zoom meeting

We held our first Ottawa 2023 convention committee meeting since the pandemic began and of course, it was via Zoom. Since some of our committee members come from as far away as Toronto and Philadelphia, this will most likely become the normal way of meeting even after we’re allowed to meet in person. The meeting […]

First Meeting

The convention committee met for the first time and immediately got down to business planning caller lists, tours, venue and of course those pesky corporate bylaws. All in all, a sense of camaraderie and good communication has left everyone feeling charged up and enthusiastic about the tasks at hand.

Hotel Contract Confirmed

First Visit to the Westin

Our chosen venue, the Westin Ottawa, has been extremely accommodating with our rather particular requirements. Room blocks are booked and hall assignments are perfect for all our needs. One of the best things about the Westin Ottawa is that it is right downtown in the middle of everything. A very short walk to the Byward […]