Birthday Parties

The best birthday parties happen at the Soloway JCC

You pick the party, we do the rest!

Celebrate the big day with a sports party in our gym, with swimming in our salt water pool or choose from a wide variety of exciting themes! Party at the SJCC with creatures from Ray’s Reptile Zoo or try some exciting experiments with Radical Science. Parties on Sunday’s.

To book your party contact Gail Lieff (613) 798-9818 ext. 303 • glieff@jccottawa.com

General Party Information

  • All prices are for up to 16 children.
  • There are additional charges for more children.
  • Birthday child is included in the numbers.
  • All food for all parties must be kosher.
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is to be paid at the time of your booking for all birthday packages

Sports Party (Age 4 – 12)

If you live for sports there is no better way to celebrate your big day. You pick the sport – basketball, floor hockey or soccer. Your party includes 1 hour in the gym with a coordinator leading and instructing the sport. It also includes an undecorated party room to use for food after. This party does not include ckae.

$250 M • $275 NM plus tax

Pool Party (Age 5 – 12)

Everyone loves a pool party. Celebrate your party the wet way with special games for the pool. Your party includes an hour in the pool with a lifeguard leading all games and activities in your section of the pool as well as an undecorated party room to use for food after. This party does not include cake.

$275 M • $300 NM plus tax

Birthday Bash (Age 4 – 12)

You pick the theme, we create the party! Your specially designed party includes birthday cake or cupcakes, drinks, a decorated room and a party co-coordinator for the entire party and a party character or instructor.

  • Superheroes (ages 4 +)
  • Princess/Fairy Tales (ages 4 +)
  • Pirates (ages 5 +)
  • Star Wars (ages 5 +)
  • Dance or Drama (ages 7 +)
  • Beading (ages 7 + )
  • Yoga (ages 7 +)
  • Martial Arts (ages 7 +)
  • Lego (ages 7 +)
  • Harry Potter (ages 8 +)

$325 M • $350NM plus tax

Add loot bags $365 M • $400 NM plus tax

Radical Ray’s Science (Age 4 – 12)

All parties begin with some science related magic tricks, just to get the kids warmed up. Next they will participate in a series of experiments from one of the packages below. Your party includes an hour of Radical Ray’s programming, a party coordinator to help with the second hour, a decorated party room, cake/cupcakes and drinks.

Package #1: Potions in Motion

This is a party sure to get the giggles out!  Children will be amazed at the color changing properties of our introductory demonstration to Acids & Bases. Even cooler is how they can relate the experiments to everyday items! Moving on into lots of silliness with our “Burp Science!” – technically known as Carbon Dioxide. Demonstrations from “Volcano Bubble Baths”, “Taste Test!”, “Misty Showers” and a group activity “Catch the Gas!” and “Sitting on a Cloud” are all crowd pleasers from young to old. With our Silly Polymer Putty science wrap up during the last 10 to 15 minutes of the party (Recommended for all age groups)

Package #2 Heat Wave

Put away your fire extinguishers – we are trained professionals! Choosing this party is going to heat things up for sure! Fire safety measures are crucial during this presentation and children will have these concepts re-inforced with visual aids, and group activiites. Learn about “Flash Point”, and the concepts of temperature variables. We will right in front of your eyes-demonstrate the Compounds of Fireworks! (Explosions are not included!) Children can leave their own thermal imprint with the use of “ thermo-image boards”. Properties of heat reaction are found both chemically and in the environment, including an experience of an underwater volcano. We will wrap up the last 10 to 15 minutes of the party with our polymer science Lava Slime (Recommended for children 6 – 10 years old)

Package #3: Light it Up!

Grab your garbage bags and darken it up! We are going to “Light it Up!” so wear your Neon! With introductory concepts of light being introduced, children present will witness the aspects of the Ultra Violet Spectrum. We will uncover the chemical mysteries of “Glow” / Chemiluminescence. Children will experience for themselves an opportunity “Seize their Silhouette”. In keeping with the theme of light – the show is not complete without our demonstrations of Current Electricity and Indoor “Lightning”!  Your choice of UV Slime or UV Bead Project made during the last 10 to 15 minutes of the show (Recommended for children ages 8-12)

Package #4: Party Prehistoric!

Put on your paleontologist hats and start digging! Ever wonder why T-Rex has such a long tail? Or how big was a Triceratops head? Or, if only bones were fossils. Or, why there are no dinosaurs at the zoo’s? This 45 minute presentation is developed just for the little scientist with the big questions. This party is accompanied by many visuals and props to touch and try. Every child will go home with a fossil rubbing, a real fossil they uncovered themselves (Recommended for children ages 4 to 5).

All Radical Ray’s Parties

$345 M • $375 NM plus tax
Add loot bags $390M • $425 NM plus tax

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo (Age 4 – 12)

Get up-close and personal with these amazing creatures at the Soloway JCC. Creepy crawlers come out one at a time while the zoo keeper explains all the cool things about each reptile. Children have the opportunity to touch and/or hold almost every animal. Your party includes an hour of Little Ray’s, a party coordinator to help with the second hour, a decorated party room, cake/cupcakes and drinks.

Package #1: Reptiles of the World

8-10 animals, including snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, amphibians (frog/toad or salamander)and invertebrate (scorpion/tarantula)

Package #2: The Big Show!

Similar animals as Package #1, but much larger, and also includes a small crocodilian (alligator, crocodile or caiman).

$360 M • $390 NM plus tax
Add loot bags $400 M • $435 NM plus tax