2018 Gala | April 7th, 2018

About Dancing With the Docs

Dancing with the Docs is The Ottawa Hospital’s most entertaining fundraising event. Based on the TV series Dancing with the Stars, physicians and researchers at the hospital are paired with professional dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Studio. They train hard for months to compete to win the coveted Medicine Ball.

Funds raised through Dancing With the Docs support hospital priorities such as cancer care and research, stem cell research, and research to improve patient care – all of which lead to better outcomes and treatment plans for patients. Each participant chooses an area that means the most to them and the patients they care for.

This is a great opportunity to connect with our communities health care leaders and individuals who are shaping how we care for patients here in Ottawa, and around the world.

In total, eight docs will compete throughout the evening. From the cha-cha to the waltz, guests will without a doubt be tapping their feet to the beat.

Program for the evening

  • 5:30pm – Cocktail Reception
  • 6:30pm – Dinner
  • 8:00pm – Dancing Docs take the stage
  • 10:00pm – Live DJ and dancing

Dress code:  Semi-formal

Kindly note, this is a ticketless event, and entry is by Guest list only.

Parking: Free


2017 Event Media Release

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“I’ve been attending fundraisers for years and this is by far the best I’ve ever been to. Can’t wait for next year’s event!”

~Attendee, DWD 2015

2017 Press

Ottawa physicians perfect footwork at ‘Dancing with Docs’ fundraiser
Ottawa Business Journal, April 9, 2017

Around Town: Doctors to dance off at annual benefit gala
CBC Radio-Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan, April 7, 2017

Morning Live Segment
CTV Morning Live

CTV News
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Previous Press

CTV Morning Live
March 15, 2016

Around Town: Doctors to dance off at annual benefit gala
Ottawa Citizen, February 11, 2016

Around Town: Star doctors hit the dance floor for medical research
Ottawa Citizen, April 10, 2015

Around Town: Check out these moves from the inaugural Dancing with the Docs
Ottawa Citizen, June 1, 2015