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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cardel Homes Event #CardelCaresOtt

It was a couple of weeks ago that I was invited to a party for Cardel Homes Ottawa. To be honest, I hadn't heard of Cardel, and didn't know what to expect. I found out some other Ottawa bloggers were going so I set up childcare (mother-in-law to the rescue) and headed across town on a hot Monday morning.

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Looking out back.
The party took place in the Cardel model homes between Kanata and Stittsville. They have 3 homes all connected and we got to explore before hearing more about Cardel. The first thing I noticed was how big and bright the homes were. No wonder, with high ceilings and big windows there was so much natural light.

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Huge fireplace anchors the living room in one of the Cardel model homes.
The reason for the party was to link local bloggers and charities and so that Cardel could tell us about the work they do in the community. I have to say that I was impressed. CEO Greg Graham told us how, through Cardel Foundations, they work with charities and groups and come up with interesting and surprising ways to raise money and awareness. Cardel doesn't just want to donate money, they want to help. They want to get involved.

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Bloggers and charities mingling.
One of the ways to raise awareness was this party. They invited people who would spread the word on social media and then tasked us with a scavenger hunt and involved tweeting out pictures of the homes. As soon as the talk ended, I scampered off to get my pictures and tweet my tweets because the winner got $1000 for the charity of their choice. I didn't win, but my bloggy friend Julie did. You can read about the charity she chose here. And you can read more tweets and see pictures from the event using the #CardelCaresOTT hashtag. There was a catered lunch and lots of people to chat with.

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A balcony overlooking the loving room.
I learned a lot about Cardel Homes that day and the good things they are doing in Ottawa. The model homes were beautiful and made my house feel small and dark even though it's not! It was a fun event and now I can tell you that you should definitely check out Cardel if you're in the market for a new house.

Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the event but not asked to write about Cardel or my experience. I just wanted to share.

1 comment:

  1. So much fun and that house is gorrrrgeous! I need a kitchen like that.