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PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID ASHE

Press release

OTTAWA, ON - XO Velo will host the 3rd edition of the Vélo Vogue Bicycle Fashion Show on the evening of June 6th, 2015 at Maker Space North / City Centre, in the heart of Ottawa. Presented with help from Zibi by Windmill Developments and Opus Bicycles the event is a fundraiser for Causeway Work Centre's RightBike program.

 XO Velo aims to show that you don’t need to give up style while riding a bike thereby encouraging everyday transportation by bike. More than 300 attendees will be treated to this high energy event which will feature Ottawa influencers walking and riding the runway paired with outfits from 30 local and international boutiques and a myriad of different bikes from local stores.

Ticket holders will have access to delicious bites from Gong Fu Bao, Moo Shu Ice Cream, Holy Crepes, beer from Beyond the Pale Brewery and wine and cocktails from Mercury Lounge. In combination with the fashion shows the evening will also include raffle prizes, installation art, a bicycle fashion installation, a vintage bike display from The Museum of Science and Technology, vendors and a performance by NOAH, DJ and VJ sets and a bike dance party. The event emcee will be Ryan Lindsay who is the morning show personality at New Country 94 in Ottawa.

XO Velo welcomes media, cyclists, stylish Ottawa, and the general community for an entertaining evening based around the everyday Bike Lifestyle. Tickets available at Raw Sugar Cafe, Tall Tree Cycles, Vincent, Milk Shop, Lucas Nault Hair Studio, Oz Kafe and Victoire or online at velovogue2015.eventbrite.ca. The event is open to the general public ages 19+ and tickets cost $15 per person in advance and $20 at the door.

To learn more about the event please visit www.xovelo.com and Facebook which is regularly updated.

About XO VELO:
Ottawa Velo Vogue came to life in February 2011 when the two founders at the time were bouncing on a trampoline together. They noticed a surge in stylish cyclists in the Ottawa area and thought it would be a good idea to profile them on a blog.

A few months later Zara Ansar started photographing the lovely and stylish people of Ottawa on bikes. The cyclists are real and are recommended by friends or found on the streets of Ottawa. Zara has mostly rebranded Ottawa Velo Vogue to XO VELO.

About Right Bike:
RightBike is a community-owned and neighborhood-based bike share service that operates in Westboro, Wellington West, and the Glebe.  They maintain a fleet of purple bikes for residents, visitors, and shoppers in the neighborhood to use for short trips and touring our beautiful city.  RightBike is a social enterprise operating under the umbrella of Causeway Work Centre and both provide jobs and growth opportunities for people in need.

For more Information:
Zara Ansar
Website:www.xovelo.com
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
telephone 613-799-9324
facebook xovelo
twitter xovelo
instagram ottawavelovogue

PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID ASHE

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