TASTE THE LOVE 2021: Parkdale Food Centre Campaign

by Wellington West BIA - Fundraising Campaign in Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

We did it
On 14th November 2021 we successfully raised $5,499 with 52 supporters in 53 days

Again this fall local merchants of Wellington West BIA are raising funds for Parkdale Food Centre! Buy a button! Win prizes! TASTE the Love!

by Wellington West BIA - Fundraising Campaign in Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada


All proceeds to Parkdale Food Centre!

It's been a hard couple of years for all of us. But just as we do every fall during our TASTE of Wellington West festival, the merchants of Wellington West want to show our gratitude and love to all of our neighbours who helped us through, and to raise funds to support the amazing, big-hearted team at the "PFC"!  

So please help us out! Choose a donation level, pick one of the growing list of great  rewards, and then... 


Wear your "TASTE the Love" button with pride!

Every donation qualifies you to receive at least one of these awesome "TASTE the Love" buttons. Wear it around the neighbourhood to show your support for local merchants and Parkdale Food Centre. Then watch our social media for special offers, discounts, and perks that are only available to those wearing the button!  


Earn bigger rewards 

Five Weekly prize draws starting September 27!

Every week, we'll be making at least one draw to give out a $50 Gift card to the BIA Merchant of your choice! And every donation to this campaign will qualify you for at least one entry into the draw - with many reward options giving you multiple chances! And we'll be adding extra draws through the rest of September and October, so donate now to get as many chances as possible to earn extra rewards!

Why this matters

A note from PFC Director Karen Secord

At the Parkdale Food Centre, connected Neighbours and neighbourhoods is at the heart of our work. Challenging poverty and food insecurity through the power of good food and community cannot and should not be solely left to food banking. It takes a village and we know there is no village like our own. 

The small businesses, restaurants, entrepreneurs and Neighbours of the Wellington West community truly are like no other, we could not do the work we do without them. They support us, they share with us and they contribute to a richly diverse, equitable and interesting neighbourhood, one we are grateful to be a part of. We sure hope you are too. 

A great big thank you to the businesses of the Wellington West BIA, you make this community the special part of Ottawa that it is!

Lots of love,
Karen Secord
Executive Director, Parkdale Food Centre


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

$10 or more

6 of 10 claimed

1/2 dozen bagels from Ottawa Bagelshop

Get your voucher for a half dozen fresh bagels!

$15 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Wellington West Water Bottle!

Hydrate in style with a steel Wellington West water bottle! + FOUR Prize Draw Entries

$20 or more

Share More Love!

FOUR "TASTE the Love" Buttons + SIX Prize Draw Entries

$40 or more

Spread the Love!

EIGHT TASTE the LOVE Buttons + TEN Prize draw entries!

$60 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Franktown House Flowers Farm Visit & Pot of Honey

Come visit one of Ottawa's loveliest flower farms and enjoy a pot of their local honey.

$100 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Spin the Wheel Class at Hintonburg Pottery

Come explore the joys of pottery and make a beautiful custom pot! Class runs on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7-8:30pm (valid until Dec. 10, 2021). This reward includes FOUR TASTE the LOVE buttons and FOUR prize draw entries!

$100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Two Tickets to a GCTC Show 2021/2022 Season

When is the last time you saw a show at the Great Canadian Theatre Company? Get yourself two tickets for the 2021/2022 season (box office value $110). Enjoy the show!

$100 or more

0 of 2 claimed

$100 Gift Card Wellington Vision Care

Wellington Vision Care is an independently owned eyewear boutique in the heart of Wellington West. They offer comprehensive eye exams, cutting edge technology, and a great selection of gorgeous frames.

$25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Wabi Sabi Gift Card!

$25 gift card for Wabi Sabi, Ottawa's unique destination for knitting, spinning, weaving — and other fun fibre things.

$25 or more

6 of 6 claimed

$25 Stella Luna Gift Certificate

$25 gift card for Stella Luna - enjoy award winning gelato for sure but Stella Luna also has fabulous breakfast, lunch, snacks and desserts.

$25 or more

6 of 6 claimed

Tooth and Nail Brewing Company $25 Gift Card

Do you have the Fortitude and Tenacity to get yourself a gift card for one of Ottawa's finest brewing companies, Tooth and Nail? C'mon where's your Vim and Vigor?

$30 or more

6 of 6 claimed

Wellington West Gift Certificate!

Get a $30 Gift Certificate to your choice of ANY store or restaurant in Hintonburg or Wellington Village.

$35 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Herb & Spice Gift Card

Who doesn't love a trip down the aisles of Herb & Spice?

$50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Gift Card for Wellington Butchery!

A $50 gift card to spend at Wellington Village's fine craft butchers. Premium meats for any occasion!

$50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bowling night!

Receive a $50 gift card to spend at West Park Bowling, Ottawa's Classic Bowling Alley for 5-pin bowling! Fun for the whole family!

$50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

$50 Gift Card Absinthe

Enjoy the amazing culinary experience of Absinthe: a modern bistro, that sources local ingredients prepared in an inventive and sophisticated manner.

$50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

$50 Gift Card GTxpress

What can't you get at GT? From holiday shopping to health and beauty, groceries to household items, Giant Tiger has you covered.

$100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Ganden Gardens Spring Tour for Two (value $130)

Visit Ganden Gardens gorgeous show gardens and flower fields, enjoy coffee and a treat afterwards and head home with two stunning bouquets of the farms specialty tulips.

$100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bloomfield's Gift Card $100

$100 gift card for Bloomfield's the place for breathtaking floral design and lush plants.

$1,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Private Dinner & Wine for Four Guests

Join us in the Parkdale Food Centre kitchen for an evening filled with good food, chocolate, conversation, and social justice! Plus for good measure, a healthy serving of Chef Simon Bell’s knife skills. Food & wine pairing for 4 prepared by the PFC Chefs and hosted by Karen Secord. Date and menu preferences are flexible. Valued: $ 2000

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