Fans of popular talk show host Oprah Winfrey gathered at Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata to mark the celebrity's arrival in Ottawa.

Winfrey hosts an event at Scotiabank Place at 7 p.m. where organizers said she will share stories from her life and 25 years in broadcasting.

Hundreds of fans gathered at the hotel before the evening event to get beauty tips, sample wines and hear presentations from motivational speakers.

"I love Oprah, she's such an inspiration," said Irma Boyle, who was at the hotel Wednesday morning.

Boyle sais she has followed Winfrey's career since day one and she couldn't wait to see the acclaimed host in person.

"To do the whole day of Oprah, I'm going to be [on] a high for a couple of days I'm sure," she said.

The evening event is called "An Evening with Oprah Winfrey," which will be followed by a question-and-answer session.