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ladies night for harmony house (giveaway)

This one's for all my ladies: in case you didn't know, you've got plans next Wednesday night. The Ottawa Foodie Girlz (some fantastic local women who love food) have parntered up with Chef Stephen LaSalle of The Albion Rooms to bring you an unforgettable night of food, wine, spa services, live music, and shopping, and tons more.

All of this is in support of Harmony House, an Ottawa based shelter for women fleeing violence.

Photo of Chef Stephen LaSalle by Shane Francescut


What: Ladies Night in Support of Harmony House

Where: The Albion Rooms, 33 Nicholas Street (inside Novotel)

When: Wednesday October 21, 2015, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost: $50 per person, tickets on sale now (ticket sales close October 17 at 8:00pm)


  • welcome cocktail, canapés, and charcuterie by Chef LaSalle of The Albion Rooms

  • a dessert bar with treats by Holland's Cake & Shake, Thyme & Again, Quelque Chose Macaron, Strawberry Blonde Bakery, Joy of Gluten Free, and The Daily Grind

  • a trio of spa services by Minerva Spa

  • a mini-marketplace featuring local shops and makers like Top Shelf Preserves, Hummingbird Chocolate, Jollification, Emulsify, Da Balm, and Just Because Jewellery

  • live performance by Danielle Allard

  • a silent auction on donated items from some of your favourite local shops and businesses

  • a drop-off location for Harmony's most needed items, like cleaning products, sanitary pads, full-size shampoo and toiletries, gift cards, bus tickets, and more. Visit Harmony's site to learn more about what to donate


The Ottawa Foodie Girlz have generously provided a pair of tickets for me to give away to my readers; that's you! Here's how to enter:

  1. Post a comment below saying what you're most excited to do or try at next week's event.

  2. Like Harmony House, Ottawa Foodie Girlz, and Amy in 613 on Facebook.

  3. That's it, you're done!

You have until 12:00pm (noon) on Thursday October 12:00 to get your entries in, and I'll announce the lucky winner at 2:00pm that same day. If you aren't the lucky winner, you have until Saturday October 17 at 8:00pm to buy your tickets!


Never heard of Harmony House? Let me fill you in. Harmony House opened in 1987 to fill an urgent need in Ottawa for safe, longer-term housing and support for abused women and their children fleeing violent situations. Harmony is a second-stage women's shelter, and in fact, it's the only one in our entire city.

What's a second stage shelter? Don't worry, I had to ask the same thing. A second-stage shelter provides stable, longer-term services than a first-stage (emergency) shelter can offer. For example, Harmony provides housing for up to one year for women and their children, individual and group counselling, child care, family activity nights, children's activities, literacy programs, homework help; the list goes on and on.

As a non-profit organizaiton, Harmony relies on government funding, fundraising, and support from the community in order to continue providing its critical services, so please join Ottawa Foodie Girlz on October 21 to support this worthy cause. Every dollar counts.

Ottawa Foodie Girls, thank you for organizing this. You're awesome.


We have a winner! A big congratulations to Jenna Stokes, who's won two tickets to the Ottawa Foodie Girlz fundraiser for Harmony House. Have fun, Jenna!

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