Thank you to all who entered DINE’s “Win a Trip for Two to Ottawa” contest. You certainly showed us your true patriot love over the past five months. The contest winner has been randomly selected from the five monthly winners.
Congratulations to…Laura Dias!!!
Here is Laura Dias’ qualifying response to “Why do you want to visit Ottawa?”
“There are so many reasons why I am passionate to visit Ottawa. Where do I start? I am a wannabee chef and have a very big passion for different tastes and experiencing different cultures and their unique style of spices and cooking methods. Ottawa, so I’ve heard, has so much to offer in this area, I was born in the 60’s and have always been intrigued with the Diefenbunker which has been preserved from the 60’s. From the PM’s secret hideout to the emergency media room this museum is something I’ve only been told about. We love Canadian art and support our artists as best we can with our income but to visit Brenda Warner’s gallery in her own living room out of her 1880’s (I think this is the year) original home showing her art and sharing other Canadian artists’ work would be wonderful to experience. Ottawa is so very rich in heritage and culture and from what I’ve been told Ottawa is very friendly and welcomes all! Another fantastic thing about Ottawa is that they are GREEN! As a happy employee of TELUS who advocates living green and transposed their buildings to green/environmentally friendly it is so wonderful to hear of a City that supports such an important initiative. We as a family are very patriotic and love to celebrate Canada Day and go all out to welcome all of friends and family to celebrate what a wonderful country we live in! I’m ashamed to say I haven’t been to our Capital at the age of 47…please make it happen for me :-)”
The Prize Package Includes:
- 3 Nights accommodation at the Fairmont Château Laurier in a stunning Fairmont Gold room which includes breakfast in the Fairmont Gold lounge.
- Dinner for two at Le Cordon Bleu Bistro @ Signatures.
- Dinner for two at Willard’s in the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
- Admission for two people to the National Gallery of Canada and Canadian Museum of Civilization.
- Return economy VIA Rail transportation to Ottawa from the closest VIA Rail station within Ontario to the winner’s home.
We at DINE are very proud to have launched this contest to visit Canada’s beautiful capital city. Check out our new Wine Awakenings Contest here.