I'm the lead organizer of a wonderful community event and fundraiser called the Glebe House Tour.
Money raised supports a subsidy fund that gives all Ottawa families access to the programs offered by the Glebe Neighbourhood Activity (GNAG).
Work on the Glebe House Tour begins several months in advance of the Tour date, which is from 1 to 4 pm on the third Sunday in September of each year.
Our committee of 11 women begins by finding five homes to include on the tour, a process that involves asking around, talking to homeowners who have interesting and inviting homes coupled with a willingness to share them with the public on a Sunday afternoon in the Fall for a good cause.
What types of homes do we feature? We're interested in preservation, renovation, creativity as well as simplicity. We're interested in homeowners who have done things on a shoestring and those who have money to spend.
This event has many faithful sponsors as well as nearly 100 volunteers, many who step in on the day of the Tour to watch over things and assist you as you tour five Glebe homes.
More details here.