Cameron Avenue east of Bank Street came alive with the sound of bagpipes this past Friday evening. A wine pairing fundraising event was hosted by Linda Hancock (OSCA Past President) and her husband, Mazen Soubra. About 60 guests were piped in by members of the Ottawa Caledonian Pipes & Drums group. The bagpipes were a fitting tribute to Robertson House, Linda & Mazen’s home, which is 130 years old this year. Robertson House is one of the heritage designated buildings in Old Ottawa South.
Guests were treated to a great selection of food and wines—put together by sommelier, Chuck Tait, and chef, Taylor Piovesan. Almost $7,000 was raised for the Ottawa South Committee for Refugee Sponsorship (OSCRS). Robert Taylor, Chair of OSCRS, was in attendance and expressed thanks to all for their contributions. While $7,000 was a nice boost for the fund, much more funding is needed to support refugees as they begin their new lives in Ottawa. If you would like to know more about the committee, please email Robert Taylor at email@example.com. To make a donation, please feel free to drop off or send a cheque to Trinity Anglican Church. Cheques should be made payable to “Trinity Anglican Church” with a note indicating “Refugee Program”.
Ottawa Caledonian Pipes & Drums Need You!
If you love the sound of pipes & drums, the Caledonians are looking for you! They are offering free group lessons on Sunday afternoons for people wanting to join the band and learn to play the bagpipes, snare drum or tenor drum. Any one over age 7 is welcome. Please contact Rob McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.