10/06/2022 - 12/06/2022 12:00 am
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The CHEO BBQ team is once again inviting you to your own backyard! Join us for the CHEO BBQ during the weekend of June 10- 12, 2022. This year is extra special – it’s our 30th Anniversary!


Welcome to the 3rd edition of the CHEO BBQ Plan B(BQ)- a virtual event!

Continuing this year is our virtual 5K!

Challenge friends, family or yourself to complete a 5K in the month of June in honour of the CHEO BBQ. Register today and don’t forget to share on social media. The first 50 registrants will receive a special limited edition 30th Anniversary Bib & Medal.

So, what is a virtual BBQ anyway?
Well, the whole idea is to pick a day between June 10 and June 12 and plan to BBQ, your own way. The flexibility of a virtual BBQ over 3 days means you can live your best BBQ life on whatever day works for you – or go for all three days! Not only can people from Ottawa partake – anyone from around the world can join in. We encourage everyone to spread the CHEO BBQ spirit with family and friends near and far. Let’s see how many people are able to virtually take part. Take photos, a fun video, share a family recipe, and tag us on social media using @cheobbq and hashtags #CHEOBBQ & #MYOTTAWA. This is how the CHEO BBQ community can still enjoy an annual BBQ together, while apart.


Fun Fact: the CHEO BBQ started 30 years ago as a regular ol’ backyard BBQ with family and friends. What made this ordinary gathering extraordinary was that these special people ended up passing around a fishbowl to collect money for CHEO. Now, 30 years later, that ‘little BBQ that could’ has grown into Ottawa’s largest backyard barbecue that raises money CHEO.

For the past 30 years, the CHEO BBQ spirit has been synonymous with fundraising for CHEO and this year is no different. We encourage donations, pledges, and creative fundraising so we can continue to support the kids at CHEO. If it’s in your means to do so, please visit this link for donations:


Stay safe, happy & healthy and remember- keep BBQ-ing!


The CHEO BBQ Family

Upcoming CHEO Events

There are so many different events that happen in support of CHEO and for that we are most grateful. Please check out our special events calendar so you can join us and help make a difference. Feel free to become involved as a volunteer or organize your own event.