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Dining in the Dark - Ottawa

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CNIB Dining in the Dark Ottawa

CNIB invites you to ignite your senses! Smell, taste and texture!

Dining in the Dark is CNIB's premiere event and one of Ottawa's most unique dining experiences. As the name indicates, guests are blindfolded throughout a meal, and therein able to experience the meal in a whole new way, and gain a better understanding of the realities faced by people living with vision loss. 

Our Mission is to change what it is to be blind, and enable Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose. Through innovative programs and powerful advocacy, we tear down barriers for people living sight loss. Building on the success of last years sold-out event, this year we are inviting Ottawa's top chefs and restaurants to each present a course and give their take on the theme of dining without sight. With the great publicity we received last year, we are expecting to sell out again with at least 200 dinners. All proceeds go to supporting CNIB programming in the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario region. 

Out of an abundance of caution for your health and safety, we have made the decision to postpone our Dining in the Dark Ottawa Gala, set to take place on March 24th, until further notice. Please accept our deepest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Although we are sorry to postpone this much-anticipated event, your health and wellbeing, as well as that of everyone else who was scheduled to work at or attend the gala, is our utmost priority. We are hopeful to reschedule this event for a later date. However, because of the uncertainty around health regulations at this time, we aren't able to confirm when or if the event will be rescheduled.

Event Details

  • TBA
  • 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
  • Horticultural Building
  • 1525 Princess Patricia Way
  • Ottawa ON K1S 5H6
  • Canada
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