'Chair-ity' auction


'Chair-ity' auction during

The Cottage & Big Backyard Show

helps cancer victims enjoy cottage vacations

Cancer survivors will spend time in cottage country this summer thanks to an auction during The Cottage & Big Backyard Show  April  8, 9, 10, that will see four beautifully decorated Muskoka chairs awarded to the highest bidders.

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative, a charity that supplies cottages to cancer survivors and their families. The cottages are donated by their owners.

“It’s a way for survivors to reconnect with family members and continue the recovery process in a peaceful and beautiful setting,” says Seanna O’Neill, founder of the organization, whose mother passed away from cancer.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to raise money for this charity at our show by auctioning off four very special Muskoka chairs that have been painted and decorated by local artists,” says Ian Forsyth, Managing Partner for Caneast Shows, organizer of the show.

The well-crafted and solid cedar chairs are being donated by Forest Leisure Products.  Their intricate designs were hand-painted by Ottawa-area artists Lisa Lorenz, Alison Fowler, Anne Swiderski and Jill Alexander, who worked their magic to transform unfinished chairs into beautiful works of art that are comfortable for the body and a pleasure for the eyes.

The chairs will be on display at The Cottage & Big Backyard Show, April 8 to 10 at Lansdowne Park. The bidding process will take place on eBay.

For more information about the bidding process, please visit: www.caneastshows.com.  You can learn more about Cottage Dreams at www.cottagedreams.org.

The Cottage Show & The Big Backyard Show, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

    • Friday April 8, noon to 9 p.m.

    • Saturday April 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

                ● Sunday April 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



• $10 general admission ($2 discount available online)

• Free for 17 and under.

For more information or to set up interviews with show organizers and exhibitors, please contact Randy Ray at (613) 731-3873 or info@randyray.ca.

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About Caneast Shows

The Caneast Shows Inc. management team has been producing high-end consumer shows in the Ottawa area for more than 25 years, serving the Eastern Ontario and Western Québec regions.

Caneast Shows Inc. produces year-round consumer based shows directed solely at the home and cottage owner/buyer market. Attendees of all levels benefit by visiting timely home shows and cottage shows in January, April and October.

Its team has more than 50 years of combined trade and consumer show experience and is fully bilingual, efficient, and knowledgeable in all areas of show management.

Exhibiting companies greatly benefit not only by exhibiting and selling their products and services in its shows but also by getting that personal service rarely found in other consumer show companies.


Great work guys

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