Tag Archives: tartan

Tartan Homes launches community lifestyle project in support of We the Parents

(via Tartan Homes)

Four model homes at Tartan Homes’ Poole Creek development in Stittsville will be transformed into art galleries, bakeries, interior décor studios and chefs’ kitchens in a series of free events in support of families battling the opioid crisis.

Called Welcome to Our Home, the project kicks off with a vernissage on October 26th, featuring prominent local artists Andrew King, Lise Butters, Sandy Sharkey, Sarah Lake, Alison Fowler and Crystal Beshara. A special exhibit of art by local high school students will also be part of the ongoing event, from October 26th to December 2nd.

A free baking-and-tasting demo by The Sweet Room’s pastry chef, Renee Saunders, is planned for November 4th, while Jennifer McGahan Interiors and Sharon Bosley House from Avant Garde Designs will create holiday tablescapes on November 18th.

The project wraps up on December 2nd with “Four Chefs, Four Homes”, in which well-known chefs Michael Blackie (NeXt), Jesse Bell (The Albion Rooms), Josh Gillard (Amuse Kitchen & Wine) and Steven McDonald (Aperitivo) will create holiday hors d’oeuvres for the community – all for free.

“Ever since our company was founded, we’ve taken the words ‘community builder’ seriously. But it’s not enough to just build the bricks and mortar – we must be an active voice in the community, to be good neighbours. And that means opening your doors to your neighbours when they need you,” says Tartan Homes’ co-owner, Bruce Nicols.

“The events that have been unfolding with our youth and the opioid crisis in this part of Ottawa affects every parent. We may not have the answers right now. But encouraging our kids through creativity, and supporting grassroots groups like We the Parents, are the first steps in the journey,” adds Tartan Homes president, Ian Nicol.

We the Parents was founded by Kanata father and businessman Sean O’Leary in response to the opioid addiction crisis that has been unfolding in Kanata-Stittsville and across Ottawa. The non-profit grassroots organization advocates for prevention through education and government engagement, and is creating a family navigation service in support of those needing resources for substance abuse disorders.

All events are free to the community. However, donations to We the Parents can be made at http://wetheparents.ca/donate/ or in person at the Four Chefs, Four Homes event on December 2nd.

For more information, please contact Julie Beun, juliebeun@gmail.com or 613 371 9060. Schedule of events follows.

 

Art at Home!
October 26th to December 2nd

Art is for everyone! Four model homes at Poole Creek will be transformed into art galleries featuring prominent local artists, as well as work by talented high school students. The galleries will remain open to the public until Decemgber 2nd.

Open Monday to Thursday, 1pm to 8pm. Weekends and holidays, 12pm to 5pm.

To find Poole Creek, please visit http://tartanhomes.com/communities/poole-creek/.

All events are free to the community. However, donations to We the Parents can be made at http://wetheparents.ca/donate/ or in person at the Four Chefs, Four Homes event on December 2nd.

 

Baking at Home!
Saturday, November 4th, 11.30am to 1pm

Local pastry chefs will demonstrate easy-to-master, yet impressive dessert decorating techniques. (It’s easier than you think!)

All events are free to the community. However, donations to We the Parents can be made at http://wetheparents.ca/donate/ or in person at the Four Chefs, Four Homes event on December 2nd.

 

Decorating at Home!
Saturday, November 18th, 11.30am to 1pm

How does Martha Stewart make everything look effortlessly gorgeous? Join Jennifer McGahan Interiors in learning how to create incredible tablescapes and front porch décor from local interior designers and florists.

All events are free to the community. However, donations to We the Parents can be made at http://wetheparents.ca/donate/ or in person at the Four Chefs, Four Homes event on December 2nd.

 

 

Four Chefs, Four Homes
Saturday, December 1st, 11.30pm to 1pm

Come nibble holiday treats created just for you by prominent chefs, including Michael Blackie (NeXt), Steven MacDonald (Aperitivo), Josh Gillard (Amuse Kitchen & Wine) and Jesse Bell (The Albion Rooms). Meet the chefs, mingle and learn more about the critical work of We the Parents.

All events are free to the community. However, donations to We the Parents can be made at http://wetheparents.ca/donate/ or in person at the Four Chefs, Four Homes event on December 2nd.

 

About Poole Creek, Stittsville

Located in Stittsville, Poole Creek is home to 450 families. Surrounded by green space, yet central to a vast array of shops, restaurants, services, schools and parks, Poole Creek is a warm and inviting Tartan Homes neighbourhood.

The free Welcome to Our Home art exhibit will be on display from October 26th to December 2nd. Other free events in the series include Holiday Baking at Home (November 4th); Decorating at Home (November 18th) and Four Chefs, Four Homes (December 2nd).

Hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 1pm to 8pm. Weekends and holidays, 12pm to 5pm.

To find Poole Creek, please visit http://tartanhomes.com/communities/poole-creek/.


SHARE THIS

City seeks feedback on new park for Fairwinds West

Map of the proposed park for Fairwinds West. Click for full size.
Map of the proposed park for Fairwinds West. Click for full size.

City of Ottawa staff have posted a concept drawing for a new park in the Fairwinds West / Poole Creek Village subdivision.  They’re accepting public comments until March 14. Click here for more info or to send feedback to the City.

Councillor Shad Qadri told the Fairwinds Community Association on Wednesday night that the park will be built by the developers (Mattamy, Tartan and Tamarack) at a cost of around $550,000.

“The neighborhood park being built in Fairwinds West and Poole Creek Village, Stittsville is being planned. The park is located at the corner of Rosehill Avenue and Vivera Place. The park features a mini soccer field, a senior and junior play structure with swings and a toddlers sand play area, greenspace, landscaping pathways, benches and the opportunity for a future rink. Extensive effort has been made to save some of the existing vegetation in this park particularly along the western edge of the park.”

 

 


SHARE THIS