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Steel toes & Stilettos are right at home by Caroline Phillips, OTTAWA CITIZEN

There’s no place like Holts,” the Dorothy

Gale look-alike repeatedly said after Holt Renfrew shook things up with its edgy and eclectic fashion show for Habitat for Humanity NCR’s Steel Toes & Stilettos Gala, held Friday at The Westin.

Nearly 600 guests were transported, sans heel clicking, to a world of burlesque dancing, Mad Men madness and perfect party dresses, followed by a round of Holt Renfrew gift-filled boxes for everyone in the room.

U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson and his wife, Julie, had a great view of the runway from the dinner table they shared with Habitat NCR’s CEO, Donna Hicks, board president Johannes Ziebarth from Ziebarth Electrical Contractors, Enbridge regional GM Richard Campbell, Mayor Jim Watson and MPP Yasir Naqvi.

Rosemarie Leclair, head of the Ontario Energy Board, chaired the gala. It aimed to raise as much as $120,000 to cover the cost of building a home for a low-income family.

The gala’s new committee also included Leclair’s partner, communications strategist Joan Weinman, and Greenbridge Group’s Sheefra Brisbin, who brought Holt Renfrew on board. The committee’s “work hard, play hard” attitude continued into the morning, when Brisbin and fellow volunteer Raylene Lang-Dion had a 6 a.m. flight to catch to New York City for a birthday celebration with their hubbies.

CBC’s Adrian Harewood emceed while lawyer Lawrence Greenspon helped as charity auctioneer. Leclair was outbid on the Burberry bag from Holts that sold for $2,000 but she bought the Boston package donated by Porter Airline and The Westin.

Habitat for Humanity NCR

Please join us for Ottawa’s premier event to celebrate the 2011 Habitat for Humanity NCR Gala. Holt Renfrew will launch their fall/winter Collection, CBC’s Adrian Harewood is MC and Lawrence Greenspon is Auctioneer for the live and silent auction – so the evening will be extraordinary! Once again, our Honorary Gala Patrons are the American Ambassador David Jacobson and his wife Julie.


INCREDIBLE SUCCESS! On November 17th, 2010 – with a sold out attendance for a second year in a row, an incredible $100,000 was raised for liver research and education to help combat the over 100 forms of liver disease that affect 1 in 10 Canadians. On behalf of the Canadian Liver Foundation thank you Sheefra […]

Greenbridge meets with NATO – Parliamentary Assembly Boston, MA

July 2009 – Greenbridge Partners/Members of the NATO PA Science and Technology Committee visited the United States Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, energy security, as well as the security implications of new technologies were major themes of the visit of the NATO parliamentary delegation to Boston, Livermore and Monterey on 6-10 July. S Seventeen members of […]

Earth Hour Results

Ottawa – Saturday, March 28, marked the City of Ottawa’s second consecutive year participating in the global initiative Earth Hour. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., lights were turned out at businesses and homes throughout the city in order to reduce electrical consumption and raise awareness about climate change. Once again, Ottawa has surpassed itself and […]

Greenbridge organizes 3rd successful City of Ottawa Earth Hour Campaign

Earth Hour Celebration Community E-vitation Promotional Banner A 60x 40 foot banner Earth Hour banner was unfurled to mark the launch of the Earth Hour campaign Business Reception ENGO Breakfast (WWF Canada) Earth Hour Media Awareness Breakfast Left: Earth Hour Partner – Tracey Clark, Founder Bridgehead,Center: His Worship Larry O’Brien, Mayor of Ottawa.Right: Craig Stewart, […]