Sep 24 2023


5:00 pm - 11:55 pm



Annual ECCAO Gala

The Egyptian Canadian Cultural Association of Ottawa (ECCAO) is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated Annual Gala night, a truly memorable event that promises an evening of excitement, entertainment, and gastronomic delights. Mark your calendars for a night of elegance and enjoyment!

This year’s Gala is set to be an extraordinary affair, with an array of captivating entertainment and a delectable full-course dinner that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. Our team has meticulously crafted a rich and diverse program for the night, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From captivating performances to interactive activities, the Gala promises to be an evening you won’t want to miss.

But that’s not all – this year, ECCAO is proud to announce its partnership with The Ottawa Food Bank. A percentage of the proceeds from the Raffle ticket sales will be donated to The Ottawa Food Bank, an organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in our community. Furthermore, The Ottawa Food Bank will be present at the Gala to accept donations. Your generosity will not only make a difference but will also be acknowledged with tax receipts for your contributions (details provided below).

We eagerly anticipate the pleasure of your company at the Gala. This is an event that welcomes individuals, families, and friends alike. Come join us for an evening that celebrates culture, community, and compassion, all while having an incredible time.

Date, Time and Location:
Sunday, September 24, 2023
5:00 PM
St. Elias Banquet Center.
Address: 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, ON



5:00 PM – Reception and Seating
Arrive early to mingle and find your seats. This is the perfect time to connect with fellow guests and get ready for an unforgettable evening.

6:00 PM – Welcoming Speeches
Join us as we kick off the evening with warm welcomes and introductions. Our esteemed speakers will set the tone for the night ahead.

6:30 PM – Dinner
Indulge in a sumptuous four-course dinner that promises to delight your taste buds. Feast on a menu crafted to perfection, surrounded by the ambiance of the event.

7:30 PM – Amr Ali and The Canadian Arabic Orchestra
Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of Amr Ali and the Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Let the captivating music transport you to a world of cultural fusion and harmony.

8:30 PM – Raffle Prizes
Get ready for an exciting moment as we draw the lucky winners of our raffle prizes. Will you be one of the fortunate ones to take home a fantastic prize?

9:00 PM – Layal – Belly Dancer
Experience the mesmerizing artistry of Layal, our talented belly dancer. Watch as she weaves a story through her movements, captivating the audience with her grace and skill.

9:30 PM – Mario Tabla
Feel the rhythm and energy as Mario Tabla takes the stage. His percussive performance will have you tapping your feet and feeling the beat in your heart.

10:00 PM – Ahmed Hammad
Let the soothing voice of Ahmed serenade you. Lose yourself in his melodies and lyrics, and allow his music to touch your soul.

10:30 PM – DJ Tito Dance Floor
Although our own DJ Tito is keeping us entertained throughout the evening, it’s time to let loose and hit the dance floor! Tito will keep the party going with a mix of tunes that will have everyone dancing until the late hours.

12:00 AM – Closing
As the night draws to a close, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for joining us at this remarkable event. We hope you’ve had a fantastic time and created lasting memories.

1. Starters
2. Soup
3- Green Salad
4- Main Course: a choice of 1) Chicken Supreme Stuffed with Asiago cheese with white cream sauce, 2) Salmon with light red pepper sauce, 3) Dietary Restriction Option (please let us know)
5- Cake


ECCAO Members
1- $85 First row
2- $75 Regular rows
3- $65 Undergrad Student 25 years or younger at the Youth tables
1- $100 First row
2- $90 Regular rows
3- $70 Undergrad Student 25 years or younger at the Youth tables

– Only paid seats are reserved, first come first served
– Buy 2 tables or more and get 6% discount

– Dress Code: Formal
– Age restrictions: 12 years or older

Three Payment Methods:
Payment accepted by cash, cheque or e-Transfer (email INTERAC) sent to, use 2023Gala as a password if required. The e-Transfer is the preferred payment method.

To Buy Tickets:
Call any of the following phone numbers:
(613) 710-3360 – Khaled Badawi
(613) 263-3373 – Soha Mansour
(613) 400-3802 – Eiman Abouzeina
(613) 298-07692 – Norhan Awadallah
(289) 242-0767 – Asser Elgindy
(613) 852-6444 – Hend Eladawi
(613) 255-0553 – Ziad Aly
Or, send an email to

Table Layout:
We are excited to offer you the opportunity to select your preferred Gala table location based on a first-paid basis. Your early participation ensures that you secure a seat in a prime spot to fully enjoy the evening’s festivities.

As an added incentive, we are delighted to present a special offer: Purchase two tables or more, and you will receive an exclusive 6% discount on your total purchase. This is our way of expressing our gratitude for your enthusiastic support and commitment to making this Gala an unforgettable experience.



Color Legend:
– Seat available in white
– Seat paid for in red
– Seat temporarily reserved for 2 days until payment is made in grey
– First row tables in yellow
– Regular tables in white

The Gala event involves a variety of tasks that require the assistance of dedicated volunteers. Here are the key volunteer roles that are needed for this event. Volunteers will receive a 10% discount on their Gala tickets.

– Setup and Decoration
– Registration Desk
– Guest Services and Ushering
– Raffle Sales
– Photography and Media

To join the team of volunteers, please fill in the following form. You will be provided with training, schedules, and guidelines to ensure a cohesive team effort. For more information regarding the Gala volunteering, please contact Asser Elgindy or Soha Mansour (see the To Buy Tickets section for details).

The Ottawa Food Bank
This year ECCAO is supporting the Ottawa Food Bank at the Gala. The Ottawa Food Bank provides fresh and non-perishable food, as well as supplies such as diapers, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to its network of over 100 food programs across the city. With their main goal being to work in partnership to provide food relief to people in our city, they are also working towards doing food banking better and making change. They are doing this by focusing on four areas: improving access to healthy food, growing capacity and resilience in the food bank network, cultivate social innovation in food banking, and participate in advocacy and social change

Thank you for your support, and we can’t wait to share this enchanting evening with you!

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

This spectacular event brings together ECCAO members, friends, and guests from diverse communities in Ottawa, making it the perfect platform to showcase your brand and expand your clientele.

The ECCAO Annual Gala is known for its vibrant atmosphere and engaging networking opportunities. By becoming a sponsor, you will gain invaluable exposure among our esteemed attendees, consisting of influential professionals and community leaders. We are pleased to offer various advertisement and sponsorship packages, each carefully tailored to meet your specific business objectives.

For more details on our sponsorship options, please refer to the information below. You can also find additional information in the Annual ECCAO Gala Page posted on our website:

To express your interest in sponsoring our event or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or reach out to

We eagerly anticipate your enthusiastic participation at the Annual ECCAO Gala this year and look forward to welcoming you to this memorable occasion.

Sponsorship Packages 

ECCAO Gala – Sponsorship Pricing

ECCAO offers three sponsorship packages that can suit different business size and interest.



($860 Value)


($1,585 Value)


($2,835 Value)

On-screen company promo ($500 value)
Banner & signage ($200 value)
Product sampling on promotional table ($200 value) 
Business flyers or cards placed on the registration table ($100 value) 
Stage Recognition (as the main sponsor) ($1,000 value)  
Logo and link on all communication (Website, event email) as the main sponsor ($500 value)  
Advertisement in the booklet ($75-$175 value)Business card size1/2 pageFull page
Free tickets ($85-$200 value)1 ticket on a standard table2 tickets on a standard table2 tickets on a first row table

Gala Booklet 

As we prepare for the highly anticipated Annual ECCAO Gala, we are excited to offer you a unique opportunity to showcase your business in front of a diverse and influential audience. The Gala Booklet, an integral part of the event, provides various advertisement options to suit different business sizes and interests.

The Gala Booklets will be thoughtfully placed on the table in front of each guest, ensuring maximum visibility throughout the evening. This prime placement guarantees that your brand and message will be directly in the hands of attendees, which include ECCAO members, friends, and esteemed guests from various communities in Ottawa.

Front Cover$1,000

Table Display of Products 

This year we will offer a space for products display. Tables will be offered at $200 per table.  We have very limited tables so better hurry up!

Offer Promotional Items or Gift Certificates 

Vendors are encouraged to support the gala through offering gifts that are presented to guests by raffle tickets sales.

 Gold Sponsor
The Gala Gold Sponsor this year is the REMAX GH Team, George Tadros and Hoda Baselyos

George, B. comm – CMA®, is an accomplished financial professional. He is a graduate of Alexandria University with a Bachelor of Commerce. After graduation, he worked as a finance manager for many large multinational corporations. And has volunteered for many community service organizations including Egyptian Sea Scouts, Scouts Canada, ECCAO and the Rotary club of Orleans.


Hoda is a devout customer focused professional. She is a graduate from ASU with a B.A. Degree in German language. She has been helping Ottawa homeowners selling, buying and renting since 2010.