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Cornerstone Housing for Women is hosting a Celtic Kitchen Party fundraiser—06.15.18

By John McDonald on June 13, 2018



Cornerstone Housing for Women will be hosting a lively, fun and fresh Celtic Kitchen Party on June 15th at All Saints Anglican Church Westboro, 347 Richmond Road.

Sponsored by Flora Hall Brewing and emceed by Joseph Cull, the fundraising evening will feature the music of Ottawa Valley legend Kevin Dooley & Friends.

So, what’s a kitchen party?

A kitchen party is a popular celebration, traditionally held in one’s home, usually with a team of musicians singing, and playing the flute, drum, guitar, and fiddle. It is unfussy and inclusive – all are welcome just as they are, and everyone is encouraged to sing along, dance, and participate.

And it is hard not to sing and dance to Celtic music which encompasses Irish, Scottish and Welsh traditions, and has much influence in the music of the Maritimes. In addition to the lively music, there will be an Irish Dance lesson, a photo booth with Kelly Hotte Photography, poetry readings, prizes, excellent eats from McKeen Metro Glebe, wine by Savvy Wine, and a signature cocktail from Top Shelf Distillers.

This party – an opportunity to meet 200 new friends – is a fundraiser to support Cornerstone’s ongoing operations.

Cornerstone provides emergency shelter and safe, affordable, longer-term housing for women at risk of homelessness in Ottawa. Whether she is a senior who can no longer afford to live alone, a young woman fleeing abuse at home, or a new immigrant getting on her feet in a new country, every woman is welcome at Cornerstone. Committed to public education and advocacy, the organization opens its fifth building this fall.

Don’t miss an opportunity to support a great cause while having lots of fun. Tickets are available online for $25. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the live music and Irish dance lesson beginning at 7:30pm. For full details about the Celtic Kitchen Party, or to donate, please contact or call (613) 254-6584 x 503.