Always a hit with the ladies, Friends of Hospice Ottawa is set to host its seventh-annual Girls Night Out event on May 31.
This year, the evening event will take place at Algonquin College. Tickets are $70, which includes dinner and wine, and a silent auction with more than 200 items.
“The big attraction is that we have firefighters escorting the ladies to their tables, helping with the raffle and then they help with carrying out the heavy items at the end of the evening,” said Alice Holst, a volunteer with Friends of Hospice Ottawa.
“We have entertainer extraordinaire George Thomas. He’s promised us he’ll have everyone up singing and dancing, clapping along and enjoying the music.”
The fundraising goal for the event is $75,000, with proceeds going to the hospice’s services and programs that are provided at no charge.
“We encourage people to come out,” said Holst. “It’s a nice way for them to support us while they’re enjoying themselves.”
Friends of Hospice Ottawa is a palliative care registered charity, serving residents of Kanata, Stittsville-Goulbourn, Nepean, West Carleton, Manotick and Kars.
The hospice organization offers in-home, caregiver and bereavement support, as well as a day hospice, transportation, community education, emergency residential care, and provides information and referrals free of charge to terminally ill clients and their families.
The organization recently bought Trinity Presbyterian Church on McCurdy Drive to help co-ordinate all its efforts under one roof.
For details, visit friendsofhospiceottawa.ca or call 613-591-6002 ext. 27.