Help us celebrate our 27th anniversary!

For the past 27 years, the annual RMH Skifest has brought together Ottawa’s business community for a full day of winter fun in support of Ottawa’s Ronald McDonald House — a home-away-from-home for families with children being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Only 60 teams available — register now to be part of this great event!


Since its inception, the event has raised over $1.8 million for the Ronald McDonald House, helping us continue to help the families at the House and in our CHEO Family Rooms. With close to 300 individuals expected to take part this year, Skifest 2019 is hoping to raise $130,000!

Join us on Thursday, January 31st and help us give sick children what they need most — their families!

Enjoy a full day of winter activities

9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

Race clinic

11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.


1:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Fun team relay race

3:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Après ski with appetizers and beer tasting!

4:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.

Dinner, awesome auction & balloon burst

Sponsorship opportunities


Track Sponsor ($5,000) Benefits include all the perks of the gold plus;

  • Race course signage at start and finish corral
  • Course naming rights; the starters refer to each course in the name of the sponsor

Dinner Sponsor ($5,000) Benefits include all the perks of the gold plus;

  • Personalized dinner signage inside the lodge
  • MC announcing your dinner multiple times during the après ski
  • Recognition on all day of agendas (handed out to every team and scattered on boards around the lodge)

Other ways to show support

Donate a prize

Whether for the balloon draw or live silent auction, we welcome new and unique items to offer attendees. Plus, you’ll receive donation recognition at the event!

Make a cash donation

Every dollar donated makes a big difference to our cause. Plus, you’ll receive Karbon giveaways for every $500 donated!

Get others involved

When it comes to helping children and families, the more involved the better.

Ronald McDonald House Ottawa by the numbers

Ronald McDonald House Ottawa by the numbers

Ronald McDonald House Ottawa by the numbers

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Contact us

Paige McCabe
Volunteer Co-ordinator & Program Development

Ronald McDonald House

407 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M8
Fax: (613) 737-5524

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Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

  • Arnon Corporation
  • Astley Gilbert
  • Ottawa Firefighters
  • Stewart Title
  • Transalta
  • Uniform Developments
  • Wesley Clover Foundation