Our First Press Release! And a challenge to renovators!


(OTTAWA) – March 5, 2014 – Ottawa insulation contractor Steve Aucoin has issued a challenge to all Ottawa-area contractors and renovators to get behind the June 12 Homes With Woofs fundraiser in support of the Ottawa Humane Society. The event encourages competition and fun in the design and production of unique doghouses that will be auctioned off at a live auction along with other silent auction items. TV celebrity Damon Bennett, formerly of Holmes on Homes, will be one of a panel of celebrities judging the doghouses.

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“Aucoin’s Insulation will be donating 10 per cent of net sales for the week of June 12 in recognition of Damon Bennett’s participation in the Homes With Woofs fundraiser,” said Aucoin. “We appreciate the professionalism and integrity that Damon has brought to the renovation industry, and also honour his deep love and respect for animals. We challenge Ottawa contractors and renovators to step up and lend a hand to this worthy cause.”

Event founder and organizer, Peggy Blair, said she has been “overwhelmed” by the early show of support for the fundraiser. Blair is a sales representative with Royal LePage Team Realty, which is sponsoring the event.

“I know a lot of people have a strong connection with their pets, but the early support and encouragement from people and local businesses has been truly amazing,” Blair said.

Contractors who wish to accept Steve Aucoin’s challenge can contact Blair directly. Donors are eligible for a tax receipt. Information on the event and specifications for doghouse construction are available at homeswithwoofs.wordpress.com.

Homes With Woofs is a charity event to raise money for the Ottawa Humane Society by auctioning off designer doghouses and other great items such as original artwork, gourmet foods, gift baskets, and more. The event, which is sponsored by Royal LePage Team Realty, takes place June 12, 2014, at Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall, with a ‘Yappy Hour’ cash bar, silent auction and celebrity doghouse judging followed by a live auction. The celebrity judges include Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson; Damon Bennett; and Ottawa CTV media personality Leanne Cusack.

For donation inquiries: Peggy Blair / peggyblair@royallepage.ca / 613-725-1171
or George Prazmowski, homesbygeorge@royallepage.ca 613 725-1171

For media inquiries: Chris Forrest / comsconsult@gmail.com / 613-220-5692


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