Special Events

The talented members behind the Swampwater Jazz Band visted the Ottawa Food Bank this week to deliver a very generous $2,091.25 donation!
This money was collected during this year’s Great Glebe Garage Sale (May 27, 2017) from sale goers who stopped to enjoy their performance on Third Avenue. The band and the Ottawa Food Bank want to thank everyone who donated and offered support in an effort to make this great donation possible.
The Swampwater Jazz Band has been performing during the sale and donating to the Ottawa Food Bank since 2008!

Thank you for thinking of us, and the people for whom we provide, year after year. Your support means so much to us.

They were dancing in the street! GGGsale 2017.

Each year since 2002, the Swampwater Dixieland Jazz Band has been playing their kind of music at the Great Glebe Garage Sale on 3rd Avenue to help raise funds for the Ottawa Food Bank.  2017 was no exception with the band raising more than $2,091.25 thanks to the generosity of the people who donated.  To date, since we started this project in 2002, we have raised more than $19,000 for the Food Bank.  Thanks to all those who passed by for their support and contributions.


On behalf of our team at the A Wish in Dixieland event we want to say thank you for partnering with us for our event on March 23, 2017. You have given a great gift to the Children’s Wish Foundation, National Capital Region Chapter. Thanks to your contribution, our team raised close to $4,000 overall for the event.

Sincerely, A Wish in Dixieland Organizing Committee


The Swampwater Jazz Band at the Watson’s Mill, Manotick  beer tasting event - 2012