Homes for the Holidays 2014

Categories: Community Engagement.

The home tour, a community fund-raising event, supports end-of-life care and service programs offered by Hospice Care Ottawa, and will be held November 14, 15, and 16 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Respected community leaders, Jane Panet and Jim Taggart, are the tour’s Honorary Chairs.

There are several enticing changes to this year’s tour.  Notably, eight elegant holiday-adorned homes across the city will be available to ticket holders – two in Kanata, two in the Glebe, one in Island Park/Wellington West and three in Rockcliffe Park.

New this year is Tables to Dine for. A number of Ottawa’s hostesses ‘extraordinaires’ and local businesses, known for their flair and creativity, will showcase exquisite holiday table settings at the new home of the Orange Art Gallery located in the evolving and popular City Centre area.

Visitors will enjoy not only the stunning Tables to Dine for settings, but also local contemporary art displayed in five masterfully renovated gallery rooms. And a raffle winner will be the proud owner of an original artwork!

The Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice facility at 110 McCurdy Drive in Kanata will be professionally decorated and open as well for ticket holders to visit, to bid on beautiful holiday wreaths and to enjoy a seasonal refreshment.

A hit with visitors last year, the Holiday PopUp Shop returns to the Official Residence of the Irish Ambassador to Canada in Rockcliffe Park.

You’ll find some of your favourite holiday items and treats for family, friends and even yourself:  children’s clothes and toys, jewellery, art and textiles, Christmas décor and tempting foods and preserves.

You won’t want to miss this year’s Homes for the Holidays – bigger and better than ever!

Tickets are $50.  To find out where you can get yours, and information about Hospice Care Ottawa, visit:  hospicecareottawa.ca