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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 |...

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Ottawa Foodie Girlz supports the Shepherds of Good Hope with a holiday auction

We are so excited to announce that our online holiday auction raised $3255.00 for the Shepherds of Good Hope. Thank you to everyone that participated!! The Shepherds is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa. Ottawa is such a giving community and this auction was no exception, we had over 60 local-area businesses and restaurants donate items for our auction. Items ranged from hotel stays, hockey tickets, and of course, many were food-related. A big thank you to all who supported us on social media by helping spread the word about our auction. About Shepherds of Good Hope Shepherds of Good Hope houses, feeds and supports those...

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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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On the 3rd day of Christmas

This holiday season, Ottawa Foodie Girlz is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with a festive Q&A style blog series featuring one local business per day. We’ve spent the last few weeks connecting with local business owners and each day we will we will reveal the business, their story, and a special giveaway. That’s right, we have 12 giveaways coming up! Make sure to check out our 12 days of Christmas event page every day as we reveal the next business. All giveaways will start the day the blog is featured end 5 days later! All photos have been provided by the business, unless otherwise credited.  On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me..... Why/How/When did you start your...

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