Frequently Asked Questions
SleepOUT for Youth is a unique fundraiser in support of youth homelessness programs in Ottawa. On November 30, 2017, hundreds of families, friends and community leaders will spend the night outside at TD Place Stadium, sleeping out in the cold to experience a small sliver of what it’s like to spend a night on the street. All funds raised from this incredible event will go to support programs and services for homeless and street involved youth, offered by the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.
Where will I be sleeping?
Who can participate?
How many people are on a team?
Does my team need an adult?
What do I need to bring?
When should I arrive, and what is there to do throughout the night?
Can I leave?
What about the weather?
What items are not permitted at the event?
How much does it cost?
Do I have to fundraise?
A: Participants will sleep on the field at TD Place Stadium at Lansdowne Park. Each team will be assigned a “camp site” on the field, where they can spend the night.
Q: Who can participate?
A: Anyone can participate, and it is advised that youth under the age of 18 are accompanied by an adult. All participants will be required to sign a waiver, and youth MUST have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Q: What do I need to
A: Please bring whatever items will support you in staying out all night. Suggestions include: tent, winter sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and warm layers of clothing. Please note tent pegs are NOT allowed, so please bring adequate weights and supplies to hold your tent in place.
The event begins at 6:00 pm with free entertainment, activities, and snacks throughout the evening until 11:00 pm. A free breakfast will close the event at 7:00 am on Friday December 1st.
Q: What items are not
permitted at the event?
A: For a complete list of prohibited items at TD Place, please consult the TD Place Stadium Guide. Please note that smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking area outside of Gate 1. Some prohibited items include:
- Chewing gum
- Alcohol, drugs or illegal substances
- Tent pegs
A: The event is free to all participants. It is important to remember that this is a fundraiser in support of programs supporting homeless youth in Ottawa so we encourage all participants to fundraise.
A: It is important to remember that this is a fundraiser in support of programs supporting homeless youth in Ottawa so we encourage all participants to fundraise.