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About the Event

The Speed Design Night on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 will raise money for the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program, an important humanitarian organization that trains lawyers to give free legal advice to Canadians who want to sponsor refugees.

The Cause

Canada is one of the only countries in the world which empowers its citizens to sponsors refugees. This unique program has allowed Canada to be a leader in responding to the refugee crisis. But this process is not easy! One of the biggest hurdles to sponsor is the length and complexity of the application. Lawyers' unique skillset directly relates to this process. But legal help is very expensive!

Thankfully the legal community in Canada is extremely generous and motivated to help. Over 1,200 lawyers, law students and experts have volunteered to help by providing their services for free. The Refugee Sponsorship Support Program is an amazing program that has brought these groups together to make the process easier all at no cost to the sponsor group.

Learn more about the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program.

The Event

It is like speed dating but with an interior designer! Book one or more 20-minute design consultations with one of Ottawa’s top interior designers.

Remember to bring samples, pictures and floor plans so you can make the most of the great advice you will get from our talented designers.

The event also features:

  • A design showcase where you can browse the latest in home décor.
  • A silent auction where you can bid on some great design related products and services.
  • Appetizers from Mixing Bowl Catering

General admission tickets are also available for those who are not quite ready for their next design project but want to get in on the fun! This night might just inspire your next project.

Guests will enjoy the unique Zibi showroom with stunning views of the majestic Ottawa River and Chaudière Falls – a truly inspiring location. 

Please remember: 

  • Parking is limited. See here for parking and transit information. 
  • Please pre-purchase your tickets, as there won't be any sold at the door. 
  • Make sure you don't book 2 consultations during the same time slot. 
  • View and book available designers here

Silent Auction 

The evening will also include a silent auction full of amazing items. Here are some sneak peeks: