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Our Lady of the Visitation has a dynamic, friendly and outgoing team of fundraising volunteers who make things happen in the Parish. Fundraising not only brings in money that goes toward the restoration fund but also provides the opportunity for parishioners and friends of the parish to work together building new friendships while deepening their faith. There are many events to volunteer for as listed below. Volunteer a few hours on a regular basis or once a year for other events. To quote an old verbiage: "Many hands make light work!"
To volunteer for fundraising, including students needing volunteer hours to graduate, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to volunteer online:click here to complete our online fundraising volunteer form

Please email questions regarding any OLV events to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Community Bingo has resumed in Ottawa south every Thursday evening at the OLV Banquet Hall 5338 Bank Street.

  • Doors open 6 pm with 19 Games starting at 6:45 pm. Canteen available.
  • Features include lots of free paved parking, barrier-free main floor building, clean bright surroundings and friendly volunteer staff.
  • Proceeds to the OLV Church Restoration Fund. Prize board click here for more info or phone 613-822-1777
  • Volunteers welcome: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info


Play 4-Handed Euchre at the Parish Hall.

  • Play starts at 7:00 pm and goes to 9:00 pm.
  • No partner is needed.
  • Enjoy light refreshments.
  • Admission is $5.00
  • Monday nights October to June
  • Thursday nights July to September


  • Every spring OLV holds its annual charity auction with donations from local businesses, parishioners, and friends of the parish. The event features live and silent auction items as well as specialty tables and a canteen.
    Next Auction Date: Sat. April 6, 2019


  • Advertising space is rented on the back page of the parish bulletin at a cost of $250 per unit. Proceeds from advertising sales go to pay for the cost of printing the bulletin. Parishioners are regularly encouraged to frequent these business supporters. Bulletin advertisers area also listed free of charge on the parish website.click to see our bulletin advertisers


Parishioners are invited to support the parish by:

  • Pre-Authorized Giving (monthly) Learn more    Apply Now
  • Boxed Envelopes - weekly
  • Blue Envelopes – monthly donations to the mortgage fund
  • Canada Helps – an online charity donation service (click to go to the Canada Helps website)
  • United Way – by directing payroll deductions to Our Lady of the Visitation Charity Number 128967353RR0116
  • Planned Giving – remembering the church when estate planning    Learn more    Apply Now


Fundraising has a variety of products for sale:

  • Rosaries - three types at $10 each
  • Finger Rosaries - $5.00 each
  • Spirit Highway CDs – Way of the Cross - $10 each
  • Contact parish office for details 613-822-2197

RAFFLES  **King size Quilt raffle tickets now on sale!

  • The parish holds an annual quilt raffle.
  • Normally there are 10 prizes.
  • A lottery license is obtained from the City.
  • The draw takes place on the last Sunday prior to Christmas Day.
  • Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets.


OLV has a tradition of holding a variety of seasonal concerts for all to enjoy. 


  • Held on the last weekend in November
  • Vendor tables are available
  • Features delicious homemade baking
  • Choose from quality craft items and knitted goods
  • Enjoy a light snack at the canteen
  • Bid on delightful silent auction items including gift baskets, certificates, and more


Annual Harvest Dinner

  • Held on the Sunday afternoon following Thanksgiving.
  • Menu: Roast beef dinner with all the trimmings.
  • 2 sittings: 4:30 & 6 PM
  • Parishioners: Watch for the food donation/volunteer sign up sheets which will be posted in the church. Please consider helping out for a few hours that day. It’s a great way to get to know your fellow parishioners.

Annual Turkey Dinner 

  • Held on a Sunday afternoon in November.
  • Menu: Turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
  • 2 sittings 4:30 & 6 PM
  • Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated.

Strawberry Social

  • This event, if held is in June.
  • Menus vary but strawberries are served.
  • Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated.



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