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February is Heart Month

For the second year in a row, Ottawa Foodie Girlz focused its February fundraising efforts for the Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation during Heart Month. We decided to hold an online auction from Feb 15-20, 2016 to raise funds towards a new hybrid operating room. This hybrid operating room provides one setting for multi-disciplinary team of cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists to work side-by-side treating all types of cardiac cases at the Ottawa Heart Institute. The Ottawa Heart Institute has very personal significance for me, as I was patient there in August 2011, at the age of 32. I learned that I was a candidate to have a Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE). It really is as complex and scary as it sounds, I...

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A Taste of the Italian Harvest Food & Wine Show

For the third year in a row, owners Maria and Tony Zacconi of Sala San Marco Banquet and Conference Centre have hosted  “A Taste of the Italian Harvest Food & Wine Show” with proceeds going to the Ottawa Food Bank. This food and wine tasting event features selected area restaurants, bakeries, as well as a number of wine and beer agents. This event has grown over the years from about 200 people to 500 this year.     Earlier this month, I received an email from Maria with an invite to attend this event. She was also kind enough to work with us and we were able to give away two pairs of tickets to some of our lucky readers. On Sunday,...

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