16th Annual Red & White

Thursday May 9th, 2024

Join us for an all-inclusive, chef stations, live music, multi-chef cocktail party experience, online and in-person silent auction, entertainment and other surprises!
In Support of women fleeing violence.

Event at a Glance

BrightHER Future, 2024 Red & White Gala, will raise funds for women fleeing violence.

Guests will have the opportunity to socialize and enjoy an evening with food and beverages, community partners, business and government leaders, and local celebrities.

The event will feature chef stations, live music, a multi-chef cocktail party experience, an online and in-person silent auction, entertainment, and other surprises!

This event sold out last year!

VIP 5:30pm – 7:00pm

General 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

In Support of women fleeing violence.

Everyone deserves a life free of violence

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Thank You For Making a Difference

On behalf of the women and children flee abuse and domestic violence, thank you for your consideration of this sponsorship opportunity. Your generosity will make a tremendous difference in their lives.

Get Involved

For more information, to discuss sponsorship, donate auction items or reserve tickets, please contact:

Fundraising and Brand Development Manager

Event Location

VIP 5:30pm – 7:00pm

General 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

15th Annual Red and White
Foodie Fundraiser

The Red & White, innovative fundraising extravaganza, She Flourishes, returns this May. Join us for a multi-chef cocktail party experience, live music, an online and in-person silent auction, inspirational speakers, entertainment and other surprises!
In Support of women fleeing violence.

Event at a Glance

The Red & White, innovative fundraising extravaganza, She Flourishes, returns this May. Join us for an all-inclusive, chef stations, live music, multi-chef cocktail party experience, online and in person silent auction, speakers, entertainment and other surprises!
Join us for an evening of delicious bites and beverages from multiple stations prepared by David Godsoe from Restaurant e18teen and Joe Thottungal from Coconut Lagoon Restaurant and Thali, as well as other local chefs. Enjoy a selection of red and white wine along with delectable dishes!

We are thrilled to announce that Tara Shannon, along with special guests Jessica Pearson and Sam Stone, will be performing live at the Red and White.

Tara Shannon is an up and coming singer-songwriter whose soulful voice and honest lyrics will blow you away. Jessica Pearson brings an energetic flair to the stage with her electric guitar solos, and Sam Stone’s bluesy rhythm guitar will have you tapping your feet.

In addition, sample fares from local food, wine, beer and beverage vendors, get a mystery wine from our wine wall and bid on some AMAZING live auction items.

Tickets are now on sale and going quickly! Don’t miss out on this chance to experience a night of great food and drinks while supporting an important cause.
In Support of women fleeing violence.

FAQs

Yes, there is ample parking available. Please take a look at the map suggestions.
  • Neighbouring streets (3-hour limit)
  • 111 Sussex – parking garage
  • 42 Sussex – south of the French Embassy (120-minute parking)
  • 100 Sussex – National Research Council of Canada building
No, parking is free of charge at the National Research Council Canada Building at 100 Sussex Dr.
The dress code is cocktail. Please note that it is not limited to “Red and white.” We also encourage other flourishing colours! 
We hope this helps! If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Everyone deserves a life free of violence

The Impact

The sold-out last Red & White edition took place just before the pandemic lockdown. This event is Harmony House’s largest and most highly anticipated annual fundraiser. This year marks an in-person return after two years of pivoting to virtual events to continue raising critical funds to support women and children fleeing violence. Over its history, what started as a modest wine and cheese-tasting event at St. Brigid’s Hall has grown. When we outgrew St. Brigid’s, we moved to Ashbury College, taking on more wineries and featuring some of Ottawa’s most popular chefs.

She Flourishes, 2023 Red and White edition, is an important fundraiser that helps raise funds for women fleeing violence. The goal of the fundraiser is to provide financial assistance to women who need help escaping dangerous situations, transitioning to a new life, and enabling them to gain a sense of purpose, safety and security.

Testimonial

The funds raised cover programming, education, and other necessities that can help women and their families transition to a new life.

One of our residents called, Patricia, who the She Flourishes fund helped, shared her story. She was in an abusive relationship for many years and had nowhere to turn. With the help of Harmony House through the She Flourishes fund, she could afford her online certification to become an Event Planner and the legal assistance she needed to get a restraining order. With newfound freedom and safety, she was able to start a new job and begin to rebuild her life.

Patricia found a sense of purpose in helping other women in similar situations and was able to use her story to motivate and empower them. Thanks to the support provided by She Flourishes, this woman was able to rise above her situation and flourish. It is stories like hers that demonstrate the importance of raising funds for women fleeing violence. With the help of generous donors and community partners, we can make this event successful, making a difference in women’s and children’s lives.
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Auctions

This year, we are excited to bring you an online silent auction, a mobile silent auction, and a silent auction exclusive to those attending the Red and White cocktail party. All the proceeds from these auctions will go towards helping women fleeing violence.

From art and entertainment to travel experiences, there is something for everyone. Participate in the online silent auction from the comfort of your home, or join the exclusive Red and White cocktail party to bid on one-of-a-kind items.

With your help, we can make a difference and raise crucial funds for the women at the shelter. Let’s make a difference and make an impact!
We are thrilled to announce our online auction for the Red and White: She Flourishes fundraiser is NOW LIVE. From rare collectibles to exclusive experiences, we have something for everyone in this auction.

Not only will you get the chance to bid on amazing items, but you will also be supporting a great cause. All proceeds will go towards helping women at Harmony House to flourish. So hurry up, bid on your favourite items, and make a difference in a resident’s life at the shelter.

We’re excited to announce that our event will feature exclusive LIVE auction items not available online.

Thank You For Making a Difference

Harmony House would like to express our deepest gratitude for your generous support of our signature fundraiser. Your commitment and generosity have made a tremendous difference in the lives of women fleeing violence. Your participation has not only enabled us to provide essential resources and support to those in need but has also been instrumental in helping raise awareness of the issues faced by these women in our community.

Your contributions have enabled us to reach more people and maximize our impact. With your support, you can help us reach our goals and will enable us to continue our mission. We thank you for your continued commitment and for making such a positive impact in our community.

Your donations made a huge difference in our ability to reach our goals.

Get Involved

For more information, to discuss sponsorship, donate auction items or reserve tickets, please contact:
Francesca Davila, Fundraising and Brand Development Manager
Phone: 613.608.3199
Email: fundraising@harmonyhousews.com
Event Location
Royal Canadian Geographical Society
50 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1M 2K1
In Support of women fleeing violence.
Sponsors
Event Location
Royal Canadian Geographical Society
50 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1M 2K1
In Support of women fleeing violence.

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