Testimonials

We recently celebrated a wonderful event for the Canadian Bar Association Aboriginal Law Section at Wabano. The atmosphere was perfect for the deep and profound interaction among an amazing group of 60 lawyers from across Canada. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house after the outstanding and moving modern dance and theatre performance by well known Actor, Choreographer and Director of Signal Theatre, Michael Greyeyes. I can highly recommend the distinctiveness of this venue and the exceptional service that was tailored for this milestone occasion.

— Cynthia Westaway, Managing Director, Devlin Gailus Westaway (DGW) Law

Students love coming to Wabano Centre for Cultural Days. From an educational perspective, it was important for us to have input from all three Indigenous groups, and Wabano did a fantastic job of designing workshops that fit the bill. From setting up the microphone for the opening ceremony with an Elder, to organizing workshops for painting, hoop dancing and collaboration games, Wabano ensured that the students were able to explore, learn and enrich their Indigenous awareness. The Indian Taco lunch was also a big hit. We’ve already held four full-day events this year and look forward to next year.

— Katie Lewis-Prieur, Arts Consultant, First Nation, Metis and Inuit Studies, Ottawa Catholic School Board

I was pleased to suggest the Wabano Centre for our organization’s board meeting. The room was well equipped and the facility was a great fit for the spirit of our discussion. It was easy to work with the event staff to arrange the meeting, including an appetizing lunch that accommodated several special meal requests. I've attended many other events at Wabano and all have been successful. As a friend of Wabano, I enthusiastically recommend the meeting facilities.

— Scott Serson, Board Member, Canadians for a New Partnership

There is no venue in Ottawa like Wabano. If you want to hold an event or gathering in a place that has beauty, reverence, and feels deeply rooted in this land, nothing else compares to Wabano. We held our 40th anniversary event at Wabano in 2015 and we have no plans to use any other event space other than Wabano for future events. The staff are warm, welcoming, endlessly accommodating, and quickly become old friends.

— Jack Hui Litster, Community Engagement Manager, Inter Pares

We were all so very pleased with holding our event at Wabano – you were not kidding when you wrote that together we would make a beautiful event happen. It was the best I have ever experienced – I have been to many events, large and small, and I say in utmost sincerity that no facility has come close to yours. I know the other participants were also deeply impressed and thankful, so on behalf of all of us, our sincere thanks to you, Noah and everyone else involved in making our event the absolute best!

Thank you…
For making us feel so very welcome!
For making us the best food ever!
For making such a warm, beautiful space available to the community!
For giving us the tour of the facility – wow wow in so many ways.

— Carol, RESULTS Canada | RÉSULTATS Canada

As a bride, working with Tricia and the team at Wabano was an absolute pleasure. From the initial stage of setting the date and getting venue details to the day of my wedding. Any inquiries I had Tricia was always there to answer and any request I had she made possible. The team at Wabano made my wedding day stress free and went off without a hitch. I highly recommend the venue along with the team to anyone who is looking for a beautiful facility and an amazing team to match. I can’t thank you enough for everything you helped us with!

— Thaiba