Ottawa Fire Services Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
I had the pleasure of attending the Ottawa Fire Services Habitat for Humanity spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Legion 616 in Constance Bay. I was so happy to see so much of the community come out in support of such a worthy cause. I want to wish Victor Jannick all the best as he travels to Trinidad this March to help build houses for those in need. I’d also like to thank Steve Fisher, who performed on-stage and kept the crowd entertained into the night, playing all our Canadian favourites.
Bridlewood Tree Lighting
Thank you to all those in the Bridlewood community who came out and braved the cold weather to join together in the tree lighting celebration at the Eva James Memorial Community Centre. Councillor Alan Hubley and I were delighted in the opportunity to light the tree as those present looked on, played in the snow, or sipped on some of the delicious hot chocolate handed out during the event.
Cracking Up the Capital Comedy Night
I would like to thank Councillor Alan Hubley for inviting me out as guest judge at the Cracking Up the Capital Comedy Competition Night at D’Arcy McGee’s this past week. It was an amazing night that saw many extremely funny comedians go toe-to-toe in an effort to advance to the Comedy Festival Finals this February. All proceeds of the event went towards supporting mental health initiatives in Ottawa; a cause worthy of our community’s support.
Fitzroy Township Historical Society
I’d like to extend a special thank you to those who fought the wintery weather to attend the Fitzroy Township Historical Society’s meeting in Kinburn. I had a wonderful time engaging with those who attended, and very much enjoyed the roundtable discussion that ensued. Having the opportunity to speak on the topic of women in public and learning more of the local history was a great way to cap off the night.
Food for Thought – West Ottawa Food & Wine Show
It was a great pleasure to join Councillors Marianne Wilkinson and Alan Hubley at the 15th Annual Food for Thought – West Ottawa Food & Wine Show. The event showcased the talents of over a dozen West Ottawa Chefs. Along with beverage samplings from featured wineries and breweries, a spectacular evening was had by all! The silent and live auctions raised funds for the Kanata Food Cupboard. It is so important to support the Food Cupboard, especially at this time of year. Please come out and join us at the Kanata Food Cupboard Warehouse, 340 Legget Drive, on Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm to help off-load the buses and fill the warehouse!