Media Release Thursday: Signatures Christmas Show with Giveaway, Preston Farmer’s Market News, Off the Wall with Third Wall – updated

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This week’s Media Release Thursday comes with a twist. We are GIVING AWAY tickets to one of the events, courtesy of Knock On Wood Communications and Events.

Signatures Ottawa Christmas Show
The Signatures Ottawa Christmas Show has returned to the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park (1015 Bank Street). The four day event features works from 150 select Canadian artists, artisans and designers in visual arts, ceramics, sculpture, blown and fused glass, wood work, jewelry, fashions and fashion accessories. It will be a great place to find unique items that make great gift ideas, including home accents, personal fashion and accessories, and delicious culinary treats.

Tickets cost $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors (65 years and older), and $4.00 for youths (between 13 and 17). When accompanied by an adult, children 12 years and under, attend for free.

Tonight Kiss FM’s Sandra Plagakis will host the Bags, Baubles and Beads fashion show. The show features jewelery and fashion accessories made by Signatures Shows’ designers. Signatures Shows will donate all gate proceeds and proceeds from sales of fashion show items to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 and Friday, October 22, 2010 from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 23, 2010 and Sunday, October 24, 2010, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Visitors will enjoy unlimited re-admission all weekend with readmission pass.

Parking is available on site at Lansdowne Park for a flat rate of $5.00 per day.

Giveaway: Here’s the deal: leave a comment to this post with your favourite Christmas gift from your childhood. Supply us an e-mail address, so we can contact you. At noon (EST) tomorrow (Friday, October 22, 2010), we will use Random.org to choose a commenter to receive two adult tickets to the Signature Christmas Show. We will then contact you to arrange drop off. One entry per person please.

Update: Thank-you everyone for your lovely comments.
The winner was picked by querying random.org to come up with a number between 1 and 8 inclusively.

The number drawn was 5 (five):

Screen capture from random.org.

Screen capture from random.org.

Source: random.org

Congratulations Lori! An e-mail will be forthcoming!

Preston Farmer’s Market
According to the Preston Street BIA‘s newsletter, the trial Farmer’s Market in the parking lot of the Adult High School (300 Rochester Street, corner of Preston and Gladstone) has been a success. They plan to bring it back next year from June to Thanksgiving.

September 25th Preston Farmer's Market

September 25th Preston Farmer’s Market

Further, they are considering a Holiday Market during the month of December and are looking for vendors and farmers to participate. Seasonal offerings may include Christmas trees, wreaths, holly, and gifts.

For more info contact the BIA office by e-mail or phone ((613)231-2815).

Off the Wall with Third Wall
Third Wall Theatre Company celebrates its 10th anniversary season with an “Off the Wall” fundraising event at Westboro’s Wallspace Gallery (358 Richmond Road). Tomorrow (Friday, October 22, 2010), they ask you to join host noted wine author Rod Phillips (@rodphillipswine) for a wine tasting. It will be an opportunity to sample featured wines and listen to Phillips explain his new approach to wine-tasting.

According to Phillips,

it’s time to ditch out-dated ideas about wine. It doesn’t need to breathe. You don’t need to struggle to detect aromas of blackberries and peaches. You don’t need to go to web sites to find a wine to drink with your chicken sandwich. Don’t buy wines by scores and competition medals. You don’t need a hundred different glasses. Liberate yourself from the tyranny of modern wine culture, enjoy wine.

Source: THIRD WALL – OFF THE WALL!! Media Release by James Richardson, Artistic Director

Nibbles will be provided by Chef/Co-Owner Dave Neil of local and artisan delicatessen, The Piggy Market (400 Winston Avenue).

Tickets cost $45 and include a charitable tax-receipt.

Friday, October 22, 2010 8:00 pm

For tickets or more information contact Third Wall by e-mail or phone ((613) 236-1425)

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