September has been a busy month! Take a look at all the things that kept us busy:
September was Childhood Cancer Awareness month and Ottawa Foodie Girlz wanted to help spread the word. Our founder, Judy was on the organizing committee for the second year in a row for Gold on the Hill. With hundreds in attendance, this event took place on Parliament Hill and was MC’d by Stuntman Stu. It included a walk of heros; a speech by Mayor Jim Watson who also proclaimed September 13 Childhood Cancer Awareness Day in Ottawa; an opportunity to learn more about a family affected by cancer; and a speech by Dr. Johnson (Head of Oncology at CHEO); performances by Ella Berman and Monkey Rock Music; a candle lighting; a dance party and finally the lighting up of the peace tower on Parliament Hill. Ottawa Foodie Girlz was proud to participate on this organizing committee and to donate snacks and drinks for attendees.
A great crowd gathered on Parliament Hill on Sept 13 to show their support for Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The evening was topped off by the Peace Tower going GOLD!
A few weeks ago, we were honoured to be a part of the unveiling of the newly renovated Snoezelen Room at Roger’s House. For those who don’t know, Roger’s House is an eight-bed paediatric residential hospice that welcomes families with children / youth who are living with a life-limiting illness. Located in Ottawa on the grounds of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Roger’s House provides a home-like environment and access to a paediatric palliative care program. This renovation was made possible with the help of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, where Judy is currently a Board Member. The Children's Wish Foundation is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. With every wish that we grant, we create moments of joy that ease the pain of a child, give respite to the child's family, and connect healthcare professionals and communities in that burning wish of hope.
In honour of this celebration, Ottawa Foodie Girlz donated a cake.
All the while we’ve been busily preparing for our next major event taking place in October at The Albion Rooms in support of Harmony House. For more information, click here.