May 14, 2021
12:00 PM (Noon)
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Tina is the design manager of the National Capital Floral Program. She leads the design of year-round floral display in Canada’s Capital, which includes the Canadian Tulip Festival in the spring, annual and perennial displays from summer to autumn. The floral program plays an important role in showcasing national pride and Canadian values to fellow Canadians as well as international visitors to the nation’s capital.
Tina is also responsible for Christmas Lights Across Canada program and projects such as national monuments, green buildings and historical landscape revitalization projects.
As a certified LEED accredited professional, Tina believes to achieve a successful sustainable design; one should always value the historical, environmental and ecological aspects of the site. She has received awards both national and internationally for environmental projects.
When Tina worked at Schollen & Company, she frequently traveled to Asia for master planning projects, from eco-friendly resorts, stormwater/ resource management to wildlife habitat enhancement. The Chang Guang River National Wetland Park Masterplan project in Wuxi, China, has gained international recognition from the United Nations Environment Program in 2007.
Tina is actively involved in the community. She often speaks at conferences, horticultural groups and educational institutes both locally and internationally. She is frequently invited as a jury at gardening contests. She became a National Judge of Communities in Bloom since 2016 and also co-hosting garden shows on CCTV.
Tim started his hospitality venture here in Ottawa at Algonquin College, and getting his feet wet at restaurants in the infamous Byward Market. Upon receipt of the Culinary Management Degree he moved out west to the Banff Springs Hotel. In his seven years at the renowned hotel he completed the apprenticeship program and it was there that he was exposed to many different styles of service and cuisine. From large events of over 1,000 people to intimate fine dining at the five diamond Banffshire Club.
When he returned home to Ottawa he was part of the opening team at The Brookstreet Hotel, and after a brief stint opening a restaurant in Niagara falls, he later moved on to become Executive Chef of Hy’s Steakhouse. After achieving his goals there he went down the street to take the role of Executive Sous Chef at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel before opening his own Wine Bar in 2012. After selling the wine bar he took over the food and beverage operation at The Nepean Sailing Club before moving to The Rideau Sports Centre. He is the General Manager and Chef of The Bridge Public House which is the restaurant the resides in the once private tennis club.
Tim’s childhood as a foreign affairs brat living abroad has given him a passion for cuisine from many different regions and influences. From East Indian to South American and the Middle East, he embraces the cultures present in the different regions ingredients and flavour profiles.
Instructional Video (above)
12 x 16 Stretched Canvas
Acrylic Paint Set
Acrylic Brush Set
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