Testimonials from Homeowners
Testimonials from Funding Recipients
Henrietta Southam, Interior Designer:
There was never a doubt in my mind that the second house I renovated in Ottawa should be on the magnificent IODE Laurentian Chapter House and Garden Tour once again.
These are a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the homes are beautifully presented and remain so.
Cuckoo Kochar, CEO, DCR Phoenix Group of Companies:
We entrusted you with our home and you took excellent care of it. All for an excellent cause for the women and children in our society that need a helping hand. Keep up the great work you are doing and your efforts are greatly appreciated by our community and the entire city."
John and Claire Shoefield:
We were very pleased with the way the House and Garden Tour was handled from start to finish... You and your team are clearly very experienced in managing logistics and gave excellent instructions. Very importantly, you were clearly attentive to protecting our home from a cleanliness and security standpoint. We had a dinner party that night and didn’t even have to vacuum... Warmest thanks to you all for taking such good care of our home.
Denis Staples, President, Deslauriers Custom Cabinets:
We were very happy to know that the tour was dedicated to raising funds to support shelters for abused women and their children.
Everything on the day of the tour went smoothly, and we were pleased that so many people enjoyed seeing our home.
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!
Patti Murphy, Executive Director, Youth Services Bureau Foundation:
Congratulations on such an amazing outcome with your tour! We're honoured to have YSB included in your support. Our sincerest appreciation to you and your team for your hard work in organizing and promoting the event, and for including YSB in the causes you support.
Sylvie Manser, ED, Banff Avenue Community House:
In 1998 IODE came calling. You had a real heart for us. You arrived on the doorstep and said, “Here we are. What can we do to help?”
The Kids at the Lawrence Wesley Education Centre in Cat Lake, Northern Ontario: