The Maritime Experience & Audience


Evening in the Maritimes is known as Ottawa-Gatineau’s East Coast Kitchen Party where guests experience all that Canada’s East Coast has to offer.

The evening starts with a lively cocktail reception featuring a roaming fiddler, displays featuring carefully curated silent auction items up for bid, a selection of mocktails, cocktails, champagne, and other libations, a pop-up East Coast Lifestyle shop, and interactive activities including a SHELL-fie station courtesy of our sponsors.

The fun continues with a bagpiper dining room entrance, a delicious 4-course meal (choice of a traditional lobster dinner, beef tenderloin, or seared chickpea and sundried tomato griddle cake), the popular Sea Creature Sweepstakes, an interview with members of the community who will share their story of how the money raised at EiTM has impacted their lives, and the most anticipated event of the evening – a live auction hosted by Ryan Watson of Raise the Bid.

The Maritimes theme is woven throughout the event as guests engage in provincial trivia and choose their preferred seating in the Nova Scotia, PEI or NB Zones.

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Meet Our Event Emcee – Graham Richardson, Chief News Anchor, CTV Ottawa

Graham Richardson is Chief News Anchor for CTV News at Six and afternoon news anchor on Newstalk 580 CFRA.

Graham Richardson anchors CTV Ottawa with Patricia Boal every night at six o’clock. CTV Ottawa has long been the newscast of record in Ottawa, the Ottawa Valley and throughout eastern Ontario. 

When he’s not working or volunteering, Richardson and his wife Leigh Anne are active dance parents, with their talented son Bennett, and now retired minor hockey player Jack, who attends Western University.

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