With the announcement that Nordstrom will be opening its 157,000 square foot department store in March, at the Rideau Centre, consumers and shopaholics alike have even more reason to get excited about shopping in the nation's capital in the New Year.
The department store will officially open on Friday, March 6, 2015, but those wanting a sneak peek at the gorgeous new store can attend the Nordstrom Gala on March 4th, 2015—tickets are on sale now, and selling quickly.
Special guests and media personalities were invited to take part in a pre-gala celebration at Lago Bar and Grill when the two charitable partners were officially announced. Invited guests mingled with Nordstrom personnel including, Nordstrom Canada President Karen McKibbin, the Ottawa store's new GM John Banks and event co-chairs Mark Suttcliffe and Ottawa At Home editor-in-chief Mary Taggart. Guests sipped cocktails and generated excitement for the Gala and the official store opening.
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and United Way of Ottawa will be the two beneficiaries of the Rideau Centre store opening Gala. It will be a glamorous night in Ottawa where the city's who's who, media personalities, and special guests will be in attendance and amongst the first to preview the new store. Guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, cocktails, live entertainment, a spring fashion presentation and the chance to shop before doors open to the public—champagne in hand, of course.
Tickets are $100, and 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales are going to The Ottawa Regional cancer Foundation and United Way Ottawa.
"As a company, it has always been a priority for us to give back to the communities that we serve before we open our doors. We are truly impressed by the reach and impact of these organizations in Ottawa and beyond, and we couldn't be more proud to support them through our opening gala," says Nordstrom Rideau Centre manager, John Banks.
To purchase your ticket to the Nordstrom Gala, Nordstromottawagala.com
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