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Signature Event - Dancing at Dow's Lake

Dance the night away on the shores of Ottawa’s magical Dow’s Lake

The Ottawa 2023 convention will be offering an exclusive signature event with limited seating so register now to reserve your spot.

Featuring an evening of fun and dancing at the tastefully appointed Lago Bar & Grill on the shore of beautiful Dow’s Lake, this event will include a cocktail reception with an Independence Day theme, a three course gourmet meal and several hours of excellent square dancing to two of Canada’s best square dance callers, Tim and Brian Crawford (ie. Crawford2).

Come celebrate the fourth of July with your fellow Americans and your friendly northern neighbours as we kick off the best IAGSDC convention ever in Canada’s capital.

Additional details:

  • Dress code: Independence Day casual
  • Continuous bus service to/from the venue from the host hotel, the Westin Ottawa
  • Your first cocktail is on us
  • Two dance floors calling Mainstream through C2
  • Meal choices are: Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian
  • Dietary restrictions and allergies can be accommodated
  • All profits will go to All Join Hands Canada


  • 6-7pm Cocktail hour
  • Three course dinner
  • Fourth of July celebration on the balcony with sparklers and cocktails
  • Square dancing until 10pm

Dow’s lake is one of the most beautiful areas of Ottawa and features paddleboat and kayak rentals, relaxing walks along the scenic Rideau Canal and in the Ottawa Arboretum and it is only steps away from the famous Little Italy neighbourhood so come early and explore one of Ottawa’s favourite tourist destinations.

You are not going to want to miss this!



US Dollar equivalent:

Note: all prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD). USD shown is only approximate, based on the current exchange rate, and will fluctuate over time. Your bank may charge a different amount than the global exchange rate. As of today, the global exchange rate is 0.82123.