GNAG Executive Director
We’ve all done it. On a nice evening walk, you happen to walk past a home with a big window and can’t help but peek. Then you think to yourself, “Wow, I love how they have their TV mounted! And look at that amazing piece of art. If only I could get a closer look!”
You take mental notes and try to recreate it at your own place but wish you had got more inspiration. Well, the Glebe House Tour fed all our design desires and so much more. It was my first House Tour, and it was an amazing experience. The event sold out with 400 guests on the tour!
To the owners of the five gorgeous homes, thank you for donating your houses for the day. This event would not have been possible without your generosity.
We extend heartfelt gratitude to those who made our event a resounding success. Committee members deserve applause for unwavering dedication and hard work. Special kudos to co-chairs Suzanne McCarthy and Basia Vanderveen for their outstanding leadership and tireless efforts in steering the ship.
Our house leaders – Katrin Trost, Wendi Cibula, Mel Vaz, Julie Lafrance and Suzanne McCarthy – were caring and informative, ensuring that every guest had a memorable experience. We couldn’t have asked for a better team.
A big shoutout goes to Cindy Scott, our sponsorship representative, whose exceptional efforts helped us raise more funds than we ever imagined possible. Cindy, you’re a fundraising wizard!
Finally, our tea ladies Cindy MacDonald and Jane Graham added a touch of warmth and charm that was simply delightful – pinky fingers up!
Finally, to the volunteers, one of whom was my mom, who told me it was the highlight of her fall, thank you. We rely on your time and kindness to make this event possible; your volunteerism makes such an impact on GNAG.
A heartfelt thank you also goes out to our generous sponsors who played a crucial role in making our event a tremendous success. To our Titanium Sponsor, Faulkner Real Estate, and our Platinum Sponsors, Amica: Senior Lifestyles and Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, your unwavering support and commitment are deeply appreciated.
Our Gold Sponsors – Roxborough Bus Lines, Basia Vanderveen Royal Lepage, The Unrefined Olive, West of Main Design, Sven Pavey, Decorators Choice, Amsted Design Build, Wall Space Gallery & Framing – as well as our Community Sponsor, Champagne Dit Lambert Antiques, provided invaluable contributions that helped bring our event to life.
Special thanks also to our Tea Sponsor, McKeen Metro Glebe; to our Shuttle Bus Sponsor, Amica Senior Lifestyles; to our partners for flowers, Bloomfields, and for reusable bags, Amsted, Art by Nicole Allen and Il Negozio Nicastro. Your support made all the difference, and we are truly grateful for your generosity and partnership.
Funds from this year’s event are being channeled directly into our Integration Program, which is currently in a pilot phase with the aim of becoming a year-round program. This is truly due to the sponsors, homeowners, committee members, volunteers, staff and all who purchased tickets. Here’s to many more successful endeavors together.
Halloween @ GNAG
Halloween is just around the corner, and I am already planning my costume for this event. I have to say the coziness of being a ball of cotton candy last year will be hard to beat.
Two spooktacular parties are happening at GNAG on October 29. The first is for the little monsters aged 3-7 from 2:30–4:30 p.m. And for the brave souls aged 8 and up, we’re saving the real scary-fest from 6–8:00 p.m.
Look out on our social media for our theme announcement. Tickets will be available at gnag.ca.
Youth Dances are back!
Dust off those dancing shoes! We are thrilled to announce the return of youth dances for grade 5-8 students.
These nights are filled with dancing, prizes, canteen snacks (cash only) and fun. Dances provide a safe place for youth to make great memories with their friends, and they are the stuff of legends – if you don’t believe us, just ask the kids who rocked the house at our Back-2-School Bash in September.
We hope kids will join us for the Glow in the Dark dance on October 27 from 7–10 p.m. Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the event.
Our Winter Wonderland dance on December 8 has a semi-formal dress code – can’t wait to see how the youth dress to impress!