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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thanks everyone!

Our fundraiser last week was an awesome time!


Great food, great company and great fun!

The lovely Komal Minhas and handsome Mitchel Pennell took pictures of the event for your enjoyment. 

You can see those pictures here.

Thanks to our generous silent auction contributors and all the lovely people who gave donations and attended the event we raised close to $3,500!!

An an extra special thanks to the live performers - Brett Mac Lean and Cara Q who were both amazing, energetic musical acts. 

And last but not least, thanks to all of the volunteers at the event. We are SO lucky to have such supportive friends and family. We love you!

Stay tuned for info about other fundraisers before we leave!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Radio coverage!

Check out our spot on Boom 99.7 talking about the Mongol Rally and the fundraiser we are having tomorrow!

More silent auction goodies!!

We have even more stuff to offer you! Bring your $$ and chequebooks!

  • THANN gift basketMade only with highest quality ingredients derived from nature, THANN is an all-natural, Asian-inspired skincare line from Thailand. Their flagship store in the Glebe is an excellent location for some relaxation and pampering.
  • Greco Yoga - enjoy hot yoga in Greco Beech Street's new state of the art location! 
  • Therien Martial Arts - you'll have the chance to try out the introductory program includes a private class, 2 group classes and a uniform/t-shirt.
  • Macarons et Madeleines - this home based business specializes in Pâtisserie Française! I can personally vouch that everything they have is delicious! Macarons, pain au chocolat, cakes, whatever you want can be made.
  • The Studio of Conceptual Designs - this hair studio is available to meet all of your hair needs with only the best quality and professionalism. I get my hair cut here and love it!
We also will have some amazing original artwork on hand from some local artists!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fundraiser Food!

We've gotten some questions about what food you'll be getting at the fundraiser, and we're pleased to announce that Ceylonta Restaurant will be providing the food for our event!

Ceylonta serves Sri Lankan and South Indian food, and is one of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa. My family is South Indian, and when I moved to Ottawa, I was so happy to find a place in town that could make me delicious food that I can usually only get when my mom is around!

I'm sure that everyone will be happy with the food and I encourage you to check out Ceylonta at one of their two locations - at 403 Somerset Street or 2920 Carling Ave.

We will also have the desserts donated by the Loblaw's on Isabella Street and are very thankful for the great support from the community. I'm sure all the guests at the fundraiser will be happy and full on Thursday!

Don't forget your extra dollars and cheque book!

We have over $1500 of items for you lucky people to bid on at the silent auction on Thursday! They include gift certificates and other items from:
  • Milk Shop - this place has so many cute clothes and accessories it is ridiculous!
  • 3Sixty Dance and Fitness - learn how to bring sexy back with some pole fitness classes or a pole party with your friends!
  • Pressed Cafe - an amazing new gourmet sandwich bar with delicious grub, great company and live music.
  • Kiko Sushi Bar - located in Little Italy, this high-quality sushi bar is one of my faves for a lunch out with my coworkers.
  • Zoey Nails and Spa - Jennifer and her lovely staff will give your winter-worn hands and feet some much-needed maintenance.
  • The Prescott - The "Cadillac" meatball sandwich and beer - what more do you need?
  • Big Easy's - with great seafood and drinks, the "Easy times" menu has definitely facilitated a lot of good times at this place.
  • Murale- Murale's beauty services will ensure that you always look your best!
  • Home Depot - whether you love to fix things, or want to start learning now, the hand drill and drill bit set we have on offer at the silent auction will surely be of interest!
  • Zen Kitchen - gourmet, all natural and locally sourced vegetarian delights await!
  • Trattoria Caffe Itali- family-owned, authentic Italian restaurant in Little Italy with an award winning menu and impressive wine list.  
  • Radha Subramani Makeup- this local makeup artist can make you look your best for bridal events, photo shoots and special events. She even provides makeup lessons!
  • The Works - Best place for gourmet burgers and shakes in town!
  • The Imperial- healthy, delicious comfort food with a dash of urban variety.
  • Bridgehead - Fairly traded, organically grown coffee and tea from small-scale farmers along with healthy food items!
  • Albert Street Dentistry - Get those pearly whites in order with a home bleaching kit and electric toothbrush.
  • Ruze -some one-of-a-kind Ruze products to enhance your life will be available for your bidding pleasure.
  • Other items from the Keg, Starbucks, Toys 'R Us, Dunn's, Mia Bridal, etc etc will be available!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We're sooo famous!

Well, maybe not that famous, but the Glebe Report did include a little article about our fundraiser next week!

I didn't realize that the article would be credited to me, so I will agree with you that it is a little strange that it is written in the third person. Despite that, I hope it gets a few more people out to our event on Thursday, March 22!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

And then there were two....

Sadly, Will and Renee can no longer come on the Rally with us. :(

Sebastien and I will just have to entertain ourselves with audiobooks since we won't have them squished into our little car to engage us in awesome road trip conversations.

You'll be there in spirit (and we might make you help edit our film!!).

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Check out RUZE!

We are very excited to partner with RUZE on our journey!

They are very kindly hooking us up with some of their amazing products. 

We love RUZE because of their commitment to providing clean and simple feel-good products for environmentally conscious consumers. They help to divert vinyl billboards from landfills by re-using these discarded materials and transforming them into unique RUZE products. All RUZE products are one of a kind because the designers carefully construct RUZE products using the best cut.

They've been getting tons of press and recognition lately for their socially responsible and awesome merchandise.

You can check out their website here.