57th Annual IODE House and Garden Tour

Here is a sneak peek of some of the fabulous homes you will get to tour on this year's IODE Laurentian chapter 57th annual House and Garden Tour happening May 12th.

Google Street view

Homeowner photo

Arthouse Developments

Google Street view

Homeowner Testimonial

On behalf of the whole family, I would like to thank you again for taking such good care of us for the IODE House Tour that we were part of in May 2017.  It was the highlight of our spring and we are still getting comments from friends, neighbors and acquaintances about what a wonderful event it was and how beautiful the house looked!

From the very first contact with the IODE, we found you all to be very knowledgeable, respectful, enthusiastic and extremely organised! We were well informed from the moment you came to look at our home to see if it was a good candidate for the tour, to helping us know how to prepare for the tour and what to expect, right through to the timely communications and check-in as the tour date approached.

We felt very supported and in good hands at all times, and we could see by your website that the IODE had thought of everything including traffic disruptions on the tour date as it was also race weekend! The day of the Tour an army of volunteers showed up right on schedule, and every room in the house was protected by volunteers and signage, it was a great experience and a thrill to see how smoothly it all went and how skillfully the volunteers guided the visitors with pertinent information and professionalism.

We highly recommend the experience to anyone, and would do it again.

We would be happy to share any tips or thoughts with any future tour candidates. please give our contact information to anyone who may have doubts or just want to see how it went for us.

Thanks again from all of us!
Susan, Tony, Vicki and family

Contact IODE Communications Chair Elanor Brodie at 613 219 3036 for Susan's contact info.




Saturday, 12 May 2018 -
9:30am to 4:30pm

Garage and Bake Sale

IODE Laurentian Chapter had another wonderful Garage and Bake sale on Saturday September 16th as part of the New Edinburgh Community Garage Sale.
Lots of great treasure and baked goods were sold to the crowds that came out. We raised $3,700 to support our various projects and programs. Here are some of the members and items that helped to make the day such a success.












Recent donations to the community

Two new members, Sheila Collins and Me Hong, joined Janet Stratton, President, at Banff Ave Community House to present this year's Banff-Ledbury Bursaries. Each year IODE Laurentian Chapter donates $500 towards the two bursaries. Rubie Jean-Baptiste will be going to study Intetnational Affairs at York University and Paula Noun will be studying Hairdressing at Algonquin College.

We also recently donated $5,000 to the Community House for their vital Summer Program. Along with a representative from The United Way, who also supports the Program, we were treated to a lunch prepared and cooked by the youth attending the program. We were shown a Powerpoint presentation of all the activities that are available to the children in the community.

A truly inspiring and enjoyable visit.

IODE Laurentian Chapter had the great pleasure of presenting a cheque for $10,000 to The Diane Morrison Hospice at the Ottawa Mission. The money was raised from our recent 56th House and Garden Tour.

The 21 bed hospice at the Mission cares for both homeless men and women who are in need of palliative and end of life care.

Seen in the photograph are (left to right) Sean Wong, Executive Director of The Ottawa Mission Foundation, Janet Stratton, President IODE Laurentian Chapter, Jose Hamilton, Past President and Peter Tilley, Executive Director of The Ottawa Mission.



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