The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington is presenting five specially decorated homes throughout the region this weekend during its 30th annual Holiday House Tour of Distinguished Homes.
Guests can browse homes in Ancaster, Waterdown and Burlington, including Ireland House, once inhabited by Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington's earliest settlers.
Homes have been carefully decorated by dozens of home décor retailers and home staging experts, with innovative ideas for the holidays.
Homeowner Carrie Della Luna has donated her custom-built, two-storey Ancaster home for this year’s tour and is excited to see the results.
“It’s exciting for the kids for our home to be a part of the house tour this year,” said Della Luna, who has attended previous house tours as a guest.
Click here for a ticket information . The house tour runs from Friday to Sunday.
Marion Goard, public relations coordinator for The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington, said the organization supports women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
The holiday house tour is the charitable organization’s signature fundraiser. The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington is part of a national network of Junior Leagues.
The Hamilton-Burlington chapter has piloted a program with Good Shepherd Centres called Empower Hour, helping young women overcome poverty through a mentoring and coaching program. Other programs include a healthy eating program called Kids in the Kitchen, a discretionary funds program and a bursary program for post-secondary education.
For more on The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington, visit http://www.juniorleague.ca.