Ottawa Foodie Girlz and Andaz Ottawa fundraiser for Harmony House


Back in November 2016, we received a message from our friend and Chef Stephen La Salle of Feast + Revel in the Andaz Ottawa asking us if we would be interested in collaborating with him again on a fundraiser for Harmony House in March in honour of International Women's Day with an event on Friday, March 24th, 2017. We quickly said yes to the partnership with Andaz Ottawa Byward Market for this event. In January, we met at and had a brainstorming session were we discovered the Harmony House was celebrating their 30th anniversary, this year. 


Custom 30th anniversary cake by Top of the Hill Bakery | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist


Silent auction and raffle items | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist


Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist


Canapes by Chef Stephen La Salle 
| Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Harmony House, it’s a second-stage women’s shelter. They provide safe, affordable transitional housing for women and children who are survivors of violence. Harmony House is the only second-stage shelter in Ottawa. It offers a range of programs and services to help the women and children who live there. They also provide to support former residents. Learn more about Harmony House at: http://www.harmonyhousews.com/about-us/

Harmony House staff & Board Members | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist


Chef Stephen La Salle | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist

Some of you may remember, in October of 2015, we had our first fundraiser for Harmony House when we partnered with Chef La Salle when he was at the Albion Rooms. Since that event was such a great success we decided to use it as a template for this event. We wanted to invite local vendors and businesses to come out again, we want to partner with a spa to provide some pampering, and we wanted to showcase the support of many local businesses in our silent auction and raffle. 

Manicures and hand massages by Ezcape Spa and Wellness | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist

We left excited after our first meeting and got to work right away. Within a matter of a few weeks, we managed to secure:

Just Because Jewelry | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist

Hummingbird Chocolate | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist

The Unrefined Olive | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist

Dessert buffet | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist


Fashion show models | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist


Fashion show | Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist


Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist


Photo credit: Eric Vance Photographer + Stylist

We managed to sell over 75 tickets to the event and the night was a huge success. Ottawa Foodie Girlz and Andaz Ottawa Byward Market raised $8250 for Harmony House!

To see all the images from the event, head over to our Facebook page here. Big thanks to Eric Vance for donating his time as our photographer for the night. We also received coverage in the Ottawa Business Journal Social section, here.

Thank you to the following for donating to our event!