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Crackup Comedy Gala and "Candy Awards"

  • Westin Ottawa Hotel 11 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON, K1N Canada (map)

Join us March 22nd, for cocktails, live entertainment and a gourmet dinner with a special twist.

Get to know a famous entertainer and a local VIP as they dine with you at your VIP table or select a corporate table (without a celebrity or VIP) at a reduced rate and mix and mingle with them before and after the gourmet meal, and don't let Colin's dress fool you the evening is Business Casual so don't bother with a Tux rental

The evening will also feature the inaugural presentation of the "Candy" awards to a Canadian comedy legend, live entertainment and tributes to our 2018 honourees.

Proceeds from the evening will go to CHEO to support their 1door4care project in support of youth mental health.



A memorable evening for a special cause that is not to be missed.

Guests at this event will have the chance to meet and interact with Canadian comedians and notable figures in attendance.

To become a sponsor, please contact John at 613-513-7200 or by email at

Hosted by John Candy's kids Chris and Jen Candy

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Our Male Comedy Candy Award goes to Colin Mochrie star of Whose Line is It Anyways, This Hour has 22 Minutes, and countless TV Shows and Films


Our Female Comedy Candy Award goes to Andrea Martin of SCTV, Broadway, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mambo Italiano, and so much more


and our Mental Health Champion Candy goes to Patrick McKenna star of the Traders, Hard rock Medical, Red Green Show, ADD and Loving It and so much more..  


to be presented by our Mental Health Champion Mary Walsh !