So excited that our second press release is being sent out to media about Homes with Woofs. Chris Forrest, our communications guru, has been brilliant. He’s off to Calgary for a new job, so we will certainly miss him, but thanks, Chris, for doing such a great job for us and best of luck out west!
Here’s a copy of the press release (click to enlarge).
Homes With Woofs!
(OTTAWA) – May 22, 2014 – Ottawa residents have an opportunity to put their favorite furry candidate in a doghouse on June 12 at the 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 many other items – including a $1,200 consultation with internationally-known interior designer Meredith Heron of Restaurant Makeover. The celebrity judges for the event include Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson; Damon Bennett formerly of Holmes on Homes; and Ottawa CTV media personality Leanne Cusack.
“Ottawa is home to thousands of dedicated dog owners and dog lovers, and on June 12 we have an opportunity to come together and show our appreciation for the love and companionship that dogs bring to our lives,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. “I look forward to judging the unique and creative doghouse designs that will be auctioned to raise money in support of the Ottawa Humane Society.”
Event founder and organizer, Peggy Blair, said she has been amazed and encouraged by the support for the fundraiser from the Ottawa business and artisan community. Blair is a sales representative with Royal LePage Team Realty, which is sponsoring the event.
“We have some stunning doghouses that have been designed and produced by local contractors and architectural firms, as well as a tremendous variety of one-of-a-kind artwork, gift certificates, products and services up for auction,” Blair said. “After casting a ballot in the provincial election, we encourage folks to come out and cast a ballot in support of their furry companions.”
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, expert consults and more. The event 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.
For donation inquiries: Peggy Blair / firstname.lastname@example.org / 613-725-1171
or George Prazmowski, email@example.com 613-725-1171
For media inquiries: Chris Forrest / firstname.lastname@example.org / 403-614-9423
A Fundraiser for the Ottawa Humane Society
Put your candidate in the doghouse June 12