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02 Jun, 2014

Ottawa giveaway alert: time to party with Ottawa at Home

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Giveaways and product reviews

We have a winner and this giveaway is closed. Thanks for your entries everyone. I hope to see you there!


Great River Media, which owns Capital Parent and the Kitchissippi Times, also owns one of my favourite local reads, Ottawa at Home. (The lovely Mary Taggart is the editor, and she was just profiled in the Ottawa Citizen this weekend!)

OAH is celebrating their tenth anniversary and they’re marking this milestone with a really cool event. They’re calling it Inspirat10n Celebrati10n, and it will be a great opportunity to drink, eat, and mingle… but it’s not just about the nosh. The “inspiration” part of this evening is sure to awaken your inner foodie/decorator/designer too. The Ottawa At Home team along with a bevy of dynamic speakers will engage with guests in different ways throughout the event. And I’ll be there too!

The event takes place on Tuesday June 17  from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $85 and include a $10 donation to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. By the way TODAY (Monday) is your last day to buy tickets at the early bird price of $75.

I’m very happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky individual.

  • Leave a comment below telling me who you’d bring to this event if you won. For a second entry, leave a second comment on this post over at the Fishbowl FB page and let me know in a separate comment below. That’s it! (I think this would make a fun night out with a BFF, don’t you?)
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • If you can’t post your comment for whatever reason you can email it to me for posting at andrea at quietfish dot com. Please note, I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.

I will draw one name using Random.org at noon EST on June 6 2014. I’ll contact the winner via email at that time, who will have make arrangements to pick the tickets up at my place in Westboro.

That’s it! Over to you. Good luck!

21 Responses to "Ottawa giveaway alert: time to party with Ottawa at Home"

1 | Natalie

June 2nd, 2014 at 10:07 am


My buddy Alison Green who does so much for the Royal Ottawa already :)

2 | Rubby N.

June 2nd, 2014 at 12:08 pm


I would take my friend Cristina… we both can use a night out! :D

3 | Tiana

June 2nd, 2014 at 12:45 pm


I’d bring my friend Nat because she loves dressing up and rarely gets the chance.

4 | Carolyn

June 2nd, 2014 at 1:28 pm


I’d bring my friend Sarah because we haven’t been out for awhile and if she couldn’t go, then I’d “force” my husband to take me out for a good time (even though I got us in for free by winning the tickets)

5 | Marie McGahan

June 2nd, 2014 at 2:14 pm


I would bring my bff Russ, who just happens to be my husband! Just spent our 12th Anniversary in silence – he had an ear infection and could hardly hear, and I had larengitis! This would we an excellent night out to make up for it and celebrate a great cause.

6 | Sabrina McTaggart

June 2nd, 2014 at 3:07 pm


I would take my friend Peggy — because she is a woman of great courage and fortitude, and it would be a pleasure to spend an evening with her.

7 | Doug Gordon

June 2nd, 2014 at 3:47 pm


If I won tickets to this fabulous event, I would go with my wife. The Ottawa at Home Magazine is a local favourite and we would be so excited to be part of the 10 year celebration!

8 | Lisa from Iroquois

June 3rd, 2014 at 4:32 pm


I never win these things but if I did the first person I’d reach out to would be my BFF Susan. we have very different taste in home projects but we enjoy each other’s company and a mini-adventure is long overdue.

9 | Sarah

June 4th, 2014 at 9:29 am


My friend Carolyn, because we need a proper night out to celebrate my birthday! :)

10 | Caroline

June 4th, 2014 at 10:23 am


I would bring my friend Christine, because she makes me laugh out loud a lot!

11 | JanetClaire

June 4th, 2014 at 12:37 pm


I would bring my BFF. We both enjoy great food, sipping wine, meeting people and having a good time. It would be amazing to meet the Ottawa at Home team and see our faves Kimberley Seldon and Korey Kealey!!

12 | Brenda A

June 4th, 2014 at 5:12 pm


My friend Sara and I are both in the process of dreaming up our new interiors for the main floors of our homes and this evening would be sure to inspire!

13 | Brenda A

June 4th, 2014 at 5:14 pm


Posted on FB, too!

14 | Nora

June 4th, 2014 at 10:07 pm


Thanks for the opportunity. If my hubby is in town, I’d ask him. He travels a lot for his work and nights together (let alone out together) are few and far between. Sounds like fun!

15 | Nora

June 4th, 2014 at 10:10 pm


Posted on FB. Thanks again!

16 | JanetClaire

June 5th, 2014 at 9:29 am


Also left a second comment on your FB post. Thank you!

17 | Loukia

June 5th, 2014 at 11:25 am


I would love to attend and bring my mom! She’s been featured in the magazine and she’s done so much for Ottawa through her art that I would love a night out with her to help celebrate Ottawa At Home and all they do!

18 | Loukia

June 5th, 2014 at 11:26 am


Left a comment on Facebook, too! :)

19 | andrea tomkins

June 6th, 2014 at 12:14 pm


Comments are closed to new entries! Stay tuned for the winner!

20 | andrea tomkins

June 7th, 2014 at 8:44 am


The winner is commenter #7 – Doug Gordon – who wrote:

“If I won tickets to this fabulous event, I would go with my wife. The Ottawa at Home Magazine is a local favourite and we would be so excited to be part of the 10 year celebration!”

Congratulations! Check your email Doug!

21 | Doug Gordon

June 12th, 2014 at 3:30 pm


Thank you so much ! Really looking forward to the celebration! Just replied to your email.

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