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​​Ottawa Weddings by Phil

An Overview

  • Our principle is Phil Beals, a professional celebrant with Celebrating Life Inc.  He is licensed in the Province of Ontario only, as well as accredited and ordained by Celebrating Life Ministries of London Ontario. He is also trained and certified by the OAPWO (Ontario Association of Professional Wedding Officiants) and CCAOC (Certified Celebrants Association of Canada). Phil is here to serve you and help guide you through your ceremony planning experience. His commitment to you is a ceremony that will be personal, professional and powerful. Phil loves to work with people. He is in a pastoral role at a local Ottawa church. He is also a certified Pastoral Care Provider. Phil is also the Founder and Executive Director of Call to Prayer Ministries, which hosts a large on line prayer room as well as a blogging site. While Phil formerly held a senior position with a large national law firm, he continues to work as an adjunct professor at Algonquin College teaching a motivational and success oriented course to first and sixth semester students.  He also has an 18 year background as a writer and broadcaster. Phil’s wedding presentation style helps lighten the stresses typically experienced during that big day. He exudes a positive and friendly attitude and would be thrilled to help make your special day even more special. Phil is an avid golfer and also works hard as a volunteer giving back to his church and the wider community in multiple ways.

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Phil's Personal Side

  • Husband for 40 years to my best friend and partner Trish; Father to Timothy and Jonathan and their partners; Grandfather to a very special young lady named Emma in Charlottetown, PE; Received a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University; Educated at Trinity Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana and Emmaus Correspondence; Phil loves to read; enjoys classical music; Motivational communicator and educator; Inspirational and recognized speaker.

Phil Professionally

  • A Life Celebration Specialist in the Greater Ottawa region; OAPWO Certified (Ontario Association of Professional Wedding Officiants); CCAOC Certified (Certified Celebrants Association of Canada); An entrepreneur and business owner; A college professor, as well as a workshop and seminar facilitator; A leadership trainer and motivational coach; Facilitates team building exercises; As a keynote speaker, spoken to thousands of students and adults; Officiated at many weddings since 2009; Officiated at funerals and child dedications. 

Phil’s Passions

  • Passionate about my family; I love spending time with my wife; Passionate about people, relationship building and friendship; Passionate about  influencing others; Passionate about motivating others to succeed; Passionate about teaching others to set, work towards and achieve their life goals; Passionate about bringing excellence and life to all the celebrations I lead.