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Jillian Harris' Guest Appearance in Support of #TreeofHope for RMHSAB

Publish Date: 20-Jan-2015

Calgary, AB Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jillian Harris’ Guest Appearance in Support of #TreeofHope for Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta. 

 

HGTV & W Network host of Love it or List it, former ABC’s Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, will be joining the Fairmont Palliser at Ronald McDonald House®Southern Alberta by teaching sick kids and their families a Jillian-created craft by decorating ornaments to hang on the #TreeofHope in the Fairmont Palliser’s lobby.  

 

WHAT: Jillian Harris supports Fairmont’s #TreeofHope with craft/ornament making

WHERE:  Ronald McDonald House®Southern Alberta, 111 West Campus Place NW

WHEN:Wednesday, December 24, 2014, Ornament Making (Craft) 10 a.m. , Photo Op (Surprise) Performer, Violinist, Sophie  Serafino – 11 a.m.

WHY: Capture celebrity-endorsed campaign which creates Christmas spirit for sick kids and their families Jillian and Sophie help Fairmont Palliser turn moments into memories and give hope to the community.

 

ABOUT #TreeofHope: This year, in honour of Fairmont Palliser’s Centennial, the hotel has been celebrating 100 Years of Happy Holidays by raising money for Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta. An undecorated Christmas Tree of Hope has been put on display in the hotel’s lobby since Nov. 25 where they have reached out to its guests and clients for support to help decorate it raising funds for this important cause.100 per cent of the funds raised go directly to help sick kids and their families.

There are two ways to get involved in the Community Christmas Tree of Hope campaign:

  1. CORPORATE:  With a minimum $100 donation,companies can donate their own ornament – here’s your chance to get crafty! Brand your own and hang it on the tree by Jan.5 – only 100 spots available!*
  2. INDIVIDUAL: With a minimum $10 donation, guests and/or members of the community can select an ornament from our baskets at the front or Fairmont Gold reception desks and hang it on the tree!

To show appreciation for all donations, CORPORATE names will be entered in to win a Weekend’s Stay on Fairmont Gold and INDIVIDUAL names will be entered in to win a Friday or Saturday Night’s Stay on Fairmont Gold! A ballot provided for each donation. Spots and ornaments are limited – so frolic to the chance! Draws for CORPORATE and INDIVDUAL donations will be made on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

Media Opportunities:

Those wanting to arrange interviews or coverage of the Meet & Greet (craft making) can contact Fairmont Palliser, communications manager, Jacqueline Tyler, 403.669.6606 or jacqueline.tyler@fairmont.com. All media attendance must be approved a minimum of 12 hours in advance.

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Biographical Information:

Jillian Harris:

FOUNDER CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Host of Love it or List It (Canada) & Love It Or List It Too (USA), spokesperson for international brands, interior designer, and publisher of original lifestyle content, Jillian Harris is a quintessential busy-bee who pours her heart and soul into every endeavour. Jillian’s signature blend of high-brow / low-brow style makes her relatable to both small-town and city gals alike. With creativity and infectious energy, Jillian’s love for fashion, decor, food, fitness, travel, and family is fully expressed at JillianHarris.com and through her JH for Privilege and LOVE Jillian Harris for Korhani collaborations. Her other happy place? Surrounded by family & friends at home in Kelowna with her boyfriend Justin and their boxer pup Nacho Cilantro.

 

Sophie Serafino:

Sophie Serafino is a world renowned violinist, Ambassador of Ovarian Cancer Canada and Founder of The Every Woman Organization (Australia/USA/Canada). Sophie has performed more than 500 concerts worldwide, worked with recording artists including Goldfrapp, The Hoodoo Gurus and Josh Groban, and has performed for Olivia Newton-John and dignitaries including the Crown Prince of Dubai, the Bahraini Royal Family, and Crown Prince & Princess of Denmark. Born in London, raised in Australia, Sophie relocated to Canada in 2011 and has since performed with the Canadian Tenors, Chantal Kreviazuk, Dan Hill, Juno-Award winning guitarists Pavlo & Oscar Lopez, recorded two albums and received Global Television’s Women of Vision Award.

About Fairmont Palliser:

Since 1914, The Fairmont Palliser has been Calgary’s premier address, the cornerstone of the city’s hospitality industry and a landmark building that is rich in history and architecture. The Fairmont Palliser has been the luxury Calgary hotel of choice to celebrate special occasions, and to welcome Royalty, celebrities, and visiting heads of states and nations from all around the world. The hotel will celebrate its centennial come June 1, 2014. For more information or reservations, please call 403-260-1289 or visit fairmont.com/palliser. Become a fan of The Fairmont Palliser. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts:

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, reflecting each locale's energy, culture and history. Passionate travelers choose the luxury hotel brand for its ability to deliver memorable travel experiences, personalized and thoughtful service, and hotels that are one-of-a-kind. Serving as genuine gateways to their destinations, Fairmont hotels offer locally-inspired cuisine and spirited bars and lounges, distinctive design and décor, and a steadfast responsibility to environmental and social priorities. With more than 65 hotels globally, and many more in development, landmark hotels in the Fairmont collection include The Plaza in New York, London’s The Savoy, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Quebec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company with over 110 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residence clubs, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.

 

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About Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta:

Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta is a compassionate, safe and affordable home away from home for out-of-town families whose children are receiving treatment in a local Calgary hospital. The purpose of Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta is to keep families together and provide a supportive environment while the family member is being treated for their illness. For more information, please visit www.rmhsouthernalberta.org or call 403-240-3000. 

 

Contact: Jacqueline Tyler

Communications Manager

Fairmont Palliser

Tel: 403-260-1238

M: 403-669-6606

E-mail: jacqueline.tyler@fairmont.com