Your Officiant - Ric Glowienka

Ric Glowienka

About Me

I'm an Ottawa resident since 2006 and a loyal Sens and REDBLACKS fan. I am also an avid cyclist and foodie. When not performing weddings, I work for an international software firm in business development.

I am a member the Humanist Canada Board of Directors. 

Humanism to me is an acknowledgement of the power of people working together to meet challenges and celebrate their accomplishments. I am proud to officiate at the weddings of couples who have left myth and superstition behind. The only requirement I have is that you love each other.

Kind Words

I don't like to brag, so I'll let others do it for me:

Facebook post:

Q. Anyone had Ric Glowienka as their officiant?

A. I’m using him for my wedding this October. He is fantastic!

A. His daughter is a friend of mine. Very nice guy.

And some emails:


Thanks so much for enthusiasm and flexibility, Ric - it's been a pleasure working with you!

 "Justin and I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding ceremony so fantastic. We couldn't be happier and we are so thankful for the beautiful service you put on for us. We especially loved the Tennessee whiskey personalized addition you thought of. This was truly a ceremony designed perfectly for us. It spoke to our hearts, our relationship and our personalities." 

"We just wanted to write and say thank you so much for being our officiant! You were really lovely and really helped to make our wedding wonderful and laid back just how we wanted it. So thank you very much!"

"Thank you so very much for such a lovely experience. Don and I both loved the ceremony and your personal style. We received so many compliments and questions about humanism, which is great! 

This was such a wonderful and professional experience and we would recommend you in a heartbeat❤️"


"Thanks again for working with us, we had many compliments on the ceremony"

"We are just about to take off on our honeymoon but I wanted to reach out and say thank you for being a part of our special day! The ceremony was absolutely perfect and you made us feel so comfortable during a very nervous time! Thank you again! "