It’s no surprise; we all know who the Grinch is that stole the Christmas Treasures Bazaar! Yes, it’s the Covid-19 Grinch!

We at Rideau Park are missing the excitement and anticipation of our annual Christmas Bazaar Week. More than anything, we miss seeing YOU; our family, our friends, the Mayor, the Ward Councillor, the local MPPs and the many strangers whose faces are familiar but whose names we do not know. But we do know that, like Santa Claus, you return year after year searching out the Deli Pies, the Baked Goods, the Jams and Jellies, the Books, the treasures of the General Store, the Ladies’ Boutique, the Jewellery, the Christmas Crafts, the Princess Boutique, the Silent Auction and finally YOU seek the ultimate comfort of the Tea Room.

Though these visions dance in our heads, they are not to be in the year 2020.

We thought YOU would like to know that despite the Covid-19 Grinch’s best efforts, YOU can still support our Bazaar fundraising efforts in the following ways:

  • By continuing to participate and support our ongoing Fundraising Activities.
  • By E-mail Transfer through online banking. Send your E-transfer to” which is registered for “auto-deposit”. In the message section please indicate the donation details, i.e. Bazaar 2020. A tax receipt will be sent in early January 2021.
  • By Cheque made payable to “Rideau Park UCW”. In the memo line please indicate the donation details. A tax receipt will be sent in early January 2021. Please mail cheque to: RPUC, Attention: UCW Treasurer, 2203 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON  K1H 7L9.
  • By Credit Card or Interac, through Under “Fund” choose Option 4, United Church Women (UCW), from the drop down menu. Note that you should immediately receive an emailed tax receipt from

Thank you for your support!