Thanks to my amazing sister Meena, we raised $1120 last week at speed-dating! This money is going towards our car and associated expenses.
We had a lot of very good-looking, interesting and entertaining singles who were ready to mingle last week and their participation was essential to make the event a success. Apologies to them for the fact that I had no microphone and had to aggressively yell at them to SWITCH to their next date at the 3 minute mark!
HUGE thanks to our volunteers, who were happy to herd along the couples to their next dates, help explain the rules of the game, and assist Meena with matching at the end of the night. Lesley, CherBear and Julie were all awesome (and hot!).
We have some big success stories from past speed-dating events (marriages, move-ins, long relationships etc), so we hope to hear more happy times from this batch of speed-daters. But... NO PRESSURE, it was for charity! As long as all enjoyed themselves (which they said they did) we are happy.
We also want to give a big thanks to Shanghai Restaurant - this family-owned restaurant has been a Centretown hotspot since 1971 and they are always lovely and accommodating. Shanghai has been voted the #1 place in Ottawa for a first date in the past, so it's a fitting venue for our speed-dating events. My fave time at Shanghai is on Saturday nights - to eat some delicious noodles and dumplings and croon along with the one and only China Doll at karaoke. Highly recommended, awesome Ottawa night out!