Drag & Balls

Drag & Balls is a yearly charity softball event to support Bruce House, an organization that provides services & support to people living with HIV-AIDS in Ottawa.

Each Ottawa Pride, generally the last weekend in August, some of our finest volunteers grace the Riverain Park ball diamond in glamorous drag, strutting and dazzling in support of the Bruce House charity. This event, complete with a full license, offers a vibrant experience with drag softball, a DJ playing the latest hits, and a variety of food and beverage options. Drag & Balls is a family and dog-friendly occasion, so join us to contribute to a wonderful cause!

Bruce House

Since opening its doors in 1988, through the generous support of local individuals and organizations, Bruce House has been delivering a ‘housing-first’ approach for people in our community living with, and impacted by, HIV.

Bruce House is committed to ensuring their clients have access to stable housing, supported independence, and opportunities for healthy living.

Visit their website – www.brucehouse.ca

How can I support Drag & Balls?

Drag & Balls relies on the dedication of volunteers to make the event possible. We deeply appreciate the generous support of our volunteers. If you’d like to contribute by volunteering on the event day or participating in the drag softball events, please sign up below.

Make a donation

If you can’t attend the event, you can donate online by clicking the DONATE button:


Put me in coach, I’m ready to play! Want to play in the drag softball tournament, let us know by registering online. Registration will be open mid-season.

Event day volunteer

Interested in volunteering at the event? Let us know by completing the registration form. Registration will be open mid-season.

If you have Drag & Balls inquiries contact [email protected].