Following the success of the 2023 Spark Soirée, we are excited to announce the 2024 Spark Soirée, presented by TAAG, will take place the evening of Friday, May 3, 2024 at the Infinity Convention Centre! Save the date and join us to enjoy a gourmet breakfast-for-dinner menu, capture your memories in our photo booth, participate in a silent auction, and dance the night away while supporting the nearly 3 million breakfasts Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) serves annually to students across the city.
Spark Soirée 2023 in photos
Looking for photo booth photos from the 2023 Spark Soiree? Click here!
Why support the Spark Soirée?
As a supporter of the Spark Soirée, presented by TAAG, you will spend the evening networking with other philanthropic, community-minded individuals and business professionals, as well as executives from Ottawa’s four school boards. In addition, you will be recognized as a company or individual that cares, and is willing to invest in student nutrition to ensure that every child in Ottawa starts the school day ready to learn and on equal footing with his or her peers.
Spark Soirée & ONFE’s School Breakfast Program in the media
Business community rallies around School Breakfast Program at Spark Soirée (May 8, 2023) by Caroline Phillips, Ottawa Business Journal.
Greater Need For The School Breakfast Program (April 28, 2023) Rogers TV, Ottawa Daytime with Sam Laprade.
School Breakfast Programs: How you can help (April 28, 2023) CTV Morning Live Ottawa with Stefan Keyes.
About ONFE’s School Breakfast Program
1 in 5 children in Ottawa live in poverty. This means that thousands of children, through no fault of their own, arrive at school hungry. That’s a serious problem, because hungry kids can’t learn. This past school year, 16,000 meals were served in school every day that schools were open.
As food costs and food insecurity rates soar, demand for the breakfast program also grows. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our community, we anticipate that program needs will continue to grow this year and beyond.
Learn more about ONFE’s School Breakfast Program here.