Ball Details

Welcome to The Snowflake Ball's "Springtime in Paris", Ottawa’s most glamourous and one of Canada’s most prestigious and breathtakingly beautiful charity balls.

An evening of unsurpassed glamour and all the dazzling romance of a Parisian spring awaits at our extraordinary Valentine’s Day ball on Saturday, February 14, 2015, from 5:30 pm to 1:30 am, at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, in Gatineau, Quebec.

This enchanting Valentine’s Day ball, a party like no other, promises to be the most sought-after event of the year. In fact, we are almost SOLD OUT already, which is extremely exciting, so be sure to reserve as soon as possible!

The ball supports awareness and ground-breaking research for pediatric IBD (a group of inflammatory disorders that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and helps to save lives by promoting early screening for colon cancer. Proceeds benefit the world-class Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre and Screen Colons Canada

Join us on the most romantic night of the year as we take the theme of “Springtime in Paris” to extravagant heights with a sensationally chic and romantic celebration of the City of Lights…

  • Fabulous décor featuring enchanting scents of spring flowers
  • Reception with Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktails, full host bar, and lavish canapés
  • Elaborate 4-course Valentine’s Day gourmet sit-down dinner & fine wine
  • Incredible live and silent auctions of highly unique items and trips donated from around the world (many of which have never before been donated to a Canadian charity event)
  • Parisian entertainment
  • Stunning models from Models International Management in gorgeous, exquisite designer couture provided by With Love Bridal Boutique
  • Some of the world's most iconic and celebrated illustrators have donated beautiful "Springtime in Paris" imagery, which will be featured at the Ball
  • Exquisite Valentino Parfums table gifts
  • Spectacular Late Night Dessert Party, featuring enticing, decadent dessert stations and lots of exciting surprises!
  • Incredible Candy Buffet, featuring a magnificent array of candies, courtesy of Place Bonbon Tremblant
  • Chocolate Tasting with Purdys Chocolatier - a delectable experience with white glove service by Purdys’ Chocolate Connoisseurs
  • Café de Paris Specialty Coffee Bar by Espresso Uno - Ottawa
  • Fun Late Night Photo Booth, with whimsical props, by MDRN Photobooth Company, opening after the Silent Auction closes
  • Dance, dance, dance the night away to Toronto’s amazing Simply Grand, performing top hits from the past six decades and current Top 40
  • The magic starts at 5:30 PM and the excitement continues until the final dance at 1:30 AM

The 2015 Valentine’s Day ball will also celebrate the outstanding achievements of Yael Jason, one of the original co-chairs for many years and inspiration behind The Snowflake Ball, who passed away suddenly in summer 2014, at the unbearably tender age of 32. Yael was a beautiful, brilliant, creative young woman, who had suffered from health issues from a very young age, including being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 10. We feel that one way to honour Yael’s memory and her radiant spark is to turn our grief into a positive force to help others. Please visit our tribute page to Yael.

Please note that the dress code for this evening is black-tie and long gowns.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday, February 14th for our truly exceptional and unique “Springtime in Paris” Valentine’s Day ball.