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Nov 10, 2017: Ottawa Friends of Tibet - 21st Annual Benefit Dinner

Nov 10, 2017: Ottawa Friends of Tibet - 21st Annual Benefit Dinner

WarmWishesGifts.ca is proud to contribute once again to the Ottawa Friends of Tibet’s Annual Benefit Dinner.  Since 1996, Ottawa Friends of Tibet as been dedicated to helping Tibetan refugees - long victims of human rights abuse in China.  In 2014,  a seniors’ home was built in Kalimpong, India housing 50 destitute Tibetan elders.  It took 12 years of relentless and dedicated work to raise the required $200,000 to build the home.  

Current projects include a university scholarship program for refugee Tibet students in India; in cooperation with Child Haven Interantional, the funding of an orphanage for Tibetan children in New Delhi, India; and supporting a Tibetan Monastery in Nepal.

The evening will include an Indian buffet, silent auction and performances as well as unique works of art, gifts and handicrafts from South East Asia as well as marvelous Tibetan hand-knotted wool carpets for sale and auction.

WHEN: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm

WHERE: Helenic Banquet Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa.

DINNER: Indian Buffet from Rinag Foods and Tibetan momo

TICKETS:
Adults and Seniors:  $75 in advance; $85 at the door
Students:  $55 in advance; $85 at the door
Youth (13-17 yrs):  $55
Child Ticket (6-12 yrs):  $20
Child Ticket (2-5 yrs):  $10
* A $20 tax receipt will be given for the $75 and $85 tickets.

For more information, visit oft.dinner@gmail.com.

Join us and Ottawa Friends of Tibet founders, Jurme and Angela Wangda, to make this event the most successful yet!

October 15, 2017 by - WarmWishesGifts.ca

OttawaSleepWalk.ca Fundraiser - September 22, 2017

This will be the third year for the Sleepwalk Fundraiser. To date. They  have raised over $20,000 to support sleep disorders research at the Ottawa Hospital.

Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska recently joined the Department of Sleep Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital and will be dedicated to research. Funds raised from the sleepwalk will support her work in analyzing how sleep disorders relate to broader health issues such as heart disease or depression.

The event starts at 7pm on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Dow's Lake and includes a silent auction.  For more information, visit OttawaSleepWalk.ca. 

WarmWishesGifts.ca is a proud supporter of this event.

September 21, 2017 by Bold Apps
Mission Pawsible Online Auction - Closes July 16, 2017

Mission Pawsible Online Auction - Closes July 16, 2017

This item is also up for bid.  Cute gift for the cat and coffee lover.

https://missionpawsible2017.eflea.ca 

July 15, 2017 by Maya Andrews
Mission Pawsible Online Auction

Mission Pawsible Online Auction

Mission Pawsible was created to raise much needed funds for two Ottawa-area cat rescues: Furry Tales Rescue (furry-tales.ca) and Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue (oscatr.ca).  The goal is to highlight local businesses and services while helping cats in need.

Funds raised will go towards vet bills, food, supplies and general cat care.  Kitten season has been a very busy (and expensive!) one, and both rescues continue to receive regular requests for help while working to find homes for the hundreds of cats and kittens already in care.

WarmWishesGifts.ca is a proud support of this fundraising online auction.  Visit the auction at https://missionpawsible2017.eflea.ca and bid on some great items or activities while saving money and helping stray kitties.  Hurry!  Auction closes July 16, 2017.

July 15, 2017 by Maya Andrews
Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala 2017

Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala 2017

WarmWishesGifts.ca is delighted to participate again in the Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala 2017.  The Ottawa River is key to the health and well-being of the over 1.7 million people who live within the watershed. But with so much pressure on the river the future of our watershed is threatened by pollution, over-development, dams, weakened laws and lax enforcement of existing regulations.

Pollution on the Ottawa River comes from many sources: sewage from cities and towns; pesticides and fertilizers from farms; effluents from the industries along the river. These pollutants kill wildlife, close beaches and result in consumption warnings for fish caught on the river.

Since 2002, Ottawa Riverkeeper has been at the forefront of fighting pollution on the Ottawa River. With our expert knowledge of river systems and pollution remediation we work cooperatively with all levels of government and industry to help find solutions to stop the pollution that damages our river.

We also help communities and citizens’ groups fight polluters. In 2012, for example, we worked with a town council in Quebec worried about pollution from a storage facility upriver from their drinking-water intake. With the help of our Riverkeeper, the town council was able to understand the regulations, determine the validity of the water quality results presented by the company, and ensure that the technologies were in place to protect the town’s drinking water.

We wish the Ottawa Riverkeeper and all attendees an absolutely wonderful evening and deep pockets for the live auction:  riverkeepergala.com 

May 31, 2017 by Maya Andrews
Une Nuit à Paris...a French Mystery

Une Nuit à Paris...a French Mystery

Spend the evening roaming the Parisian streets, laughing at the mime, and enjoying a mouth watering three-course meal while members of the Algonquin College Theater Arts program captivate your attention with the most intriguing mystery performance. Curiosity will have you on the edge of your seat as you watch the mystery unfold. Do you have what it takes to decipher whodunit?  The soirée also includes a silent auction, tarot card readings, a caracturist, accordinonist, and much more!  

Six students from the Events Management program at Algonquin College are putting together this unique funding raiser on Sunday March 5th, 2017 5-9pm at the Centurion Conference and Events Centre in Ottawa.  Proceeds go to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to help Canadian children, families and communities by granting the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  WarmWishesGifts.ca is proud to contribute to this special event.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit: http://unenuitaparisac.wixsite.com/afrenchmystery 

March 02, 2017 by Maya Andrews
400 Years of Immigrants

400 Years of Immigrants

Since the very first immigrants to Canada in 1604, our ancestors have been welcoming other immigrants ever since with open arms.  This picture taken close to Emerson, Manitoba, could not be more Canadian.  Let the politicians argue about the best way to deal with the influx of people over open Canadian borders and in the meantime, let's celebrate and be proud of our open hearts and minds.  What a perfect time to honour our 150th anniversary of Confederation!  

Thank you to all the RCMP, police and EMS folks looking after these brave and vulnerable migrants, and a very big thank you to the fine people of Emerson.  You are all making Canadians very proud!

February 22, 2017 by Bold Apps

Three Farmers Enter The Dragon's Den

WarmWishesGifts.ca featured the Three Farmers' latest creation in October's Artisan Food Club - Roasted Chickpeas.  Four years ago, the Middle, Saskatchewan farmers entered The Den with their Camelina oils, this week, they return to pitch their Roasted Chickpeas and Roasted Green Peas.  So, tune in this Wednesday, January 11 on CBC to watch the Three Farmers attempt to slay the dragon.

http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c59ef1c675d4693c250184f25&id=8af1ea3230&e=31da3a814c 

January 09, 2017 by Maya Andrews
Win a Pair of Advance Screening Passes for "Collateral Beauty" - Ottawa Only

Win a Pair of Advance Screening Passes for "Collateral Beauty" - Ottawa Only

‘COLLATERAL BEAUTY’ starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Jacob Latimore alongside Oscar winners Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren.  

Advance Screening Details:

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, Show Time: 7:00PM, Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa 2385 City Park Drive Ottawa, ON K1J 1G1

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.  Watch the movie trailer:   https://youtu.be/4jLlJfowZc8

<a class="e-widget" href="https://gleam.io/ex1ov/win-a-pair-of-advance-screening-passes-for-collateral-beauty" rel="nofollow">Win a Pair of Advance Screening Passes for &quot;Collateral Beauty&quot;!</a> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://js.gleam.io/e.js" async="true"></script>

December 01, 2016 by Maya Andrews

Celebrate Canadian Women in Rio 2016!

Canadian women are making us proud at the Rio Olympics.  Has there ever been a time before when only women were bringing home medals?  What a wonderful achievement!

What kind of penny isn't copper, but starts bronze, turns to silver, and then to gold?  Congratulations Penny Oleksiak!  You are making Canada shine!

https://www.warmwishesgifts.ca 

August 12, 2016 by Maya Andrews