June 26 & 27

What:

Kitchens on Parade
A fundraising event for Orchestra London

When:

Preview Reception:

Friday June 25, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
London Convention Centre

Kitchen Tour:

Saturday June 26,10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday June 27, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
at 16 private homes throughout London

Tickets:

$20 for a Weekend Pass to all 16 homes
$50 for a Weekend Pass and entrance to the Preview Reception
Tickets available from the Orchestra London Box Office: 679-8778

Sponsored by: Cardinal Fine Cabinetry Corporation.

Sneak a peek at some of London’s finest, funkiest and most unique kitchens during Orchestra London’s tantalizing fundraising event, Kitchens on Parade. Now in its second year, the self-directed tour of 16 designer kitchens takes place on June 26 and 27 from 10 am to 4 pm.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home,” says Susan Wetmore, Chair of the Kitchens on Parade organizing committee. “It’s a room that really draws people in.” Last year, more than 1,200 people enjoyed the event. “The response was fabulous,” says Wetmore. “People actually came from as far away as Toronto, Goodrich and Sarnia. To the best of my knowledge, there is no other tour like it in Southwestern Ontario.”

This year’s tour begins at the Cardinal Fine Cabinetry showroom. Browse through more than 20 displays featuring every style of kitchen, bathroom vanities and even Murphy beds. And don’t forget to visit the Orchestra London boutique.

A classic Ontario cottage with a truly unique kitchen is sure to be one of this year’s highlights, says Wetmore. There can’t be many homes in the city with a London Psychiatric Hospital sink.

Another home on the tour was a winner in last years Canadian House and Home magazine national renovation competition. The brand new “urban chic” kitchen makes the renovations complete.

And enjoy the refinement and elegance of a kitchen specially designed for a homeowner whose disability requires a wheelchair. The stunning room features innovative built-ins, a butler’s pantry and a fireplace.

A $20 Weekend Pass gives access to all 16 homes over the two-day tour. A $50 ticket buys the Weekend Pass and entrance to an exclusive preview reception, which will be held in the kitchens of the London Convention Centre on June 25. “This is one of the finest commercial kitchens in the city,” says Wetmore. “It’s a really unique chance for people to see what a first-class industrial kitchen looks like.”

Wetmore expects tickets to sell like hotcakes. “Kitchens on Parade is an important sequel to Interiors, which was a very successful fundraiser for the orchestra,” she says. “Rather than focus on the whole home, we decided to focus on the kitchen. It’s a room you can spend oodles of money on and get oodles of enjoyment from.”

 

 

$10 raffle tickets are available at any house on the tour and by calling 679-8778 or 652-3295

To become involved in Kitchens on Parade as a volunteer, click here.

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