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Big Bike Race Fundraiser!Big Bike Race Fundraiser!Thu, Jun 8, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Jun 8, 2017 @ 9:00 PM

Little Italy
Preston Street
Ottawa, ON

Winning the Healthy WayWinning the Healthy WayMon, May 29, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Mon, May 29, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Design Excellence Awards GalaDesign Excellence Awards GalaSat, Apr 22, 2017 @ 5:00 PM to Sat, Apr 22, 2017 @ 10:00 PM

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Aging in PlaceAging in PlaceMon, Mar 20, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

Deslaurier Custom Cabinets
1050 Baxter Rd.
Ottawa, ON

Professional PhotographerProfessional PhotographerThu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

Sustainable BuildingSustainable BuildingMon, Jan 30, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Mon, Jan 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

The Appliance CarrouselThe Appliance CarrouselMon, Oct 24, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Mon, Oct 24, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Universal Appliances
1915 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Introducing....Full Porcelain SlabsIntroducing....Full Porcelain SlabsMon, Sep 19, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Mon, Sep 19, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

NKBA Ottawa Chapter Presents Schluter Profiles and Next Generation Bathrooms Event and Dinner..NKBA Ottawa Chapter Presents Schluter Profiles and Next Generation Bathrooms Event and Dinner..Mon, Jan 11, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Mon, Jan 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Schluter-Systems is changing the way tiled bathrooms are built. In attendance at various conferences, Schluter-Systems will be presenting the Next Generation Bathroom, focusing on new materials and construction methods that combine moisture management, accessibility, and design.

 “Market demand is changing the way we approach the renovation and construction of bathrooms,” said Schluter-Systems Past President, Reinhard Plank-Retired. “With a growing aging population, we’re now looking at breaking barriers in the bathroom to provide increased accessibility, security, and independence. At the same time, we understand that moisture management is the cornerstone of durability in the bathroom, so we are providing waterproof building components that make this a possibility.”

The components of the Next Generation Bathroom include a focus on moisture management materials, such as the Schluter®-KERDI-LINE linear drain, and Schluter®-KERDI-BOARD building panels. The Schluter®-KERDI bonded waterproofing membrane and vapor retarder protects shower walls and floors, preventing moisture from penetrating into any building materials, and allowing the assembly to dry between uses.

The newest preformed shower component to join the Schluter-Systems line of products for building tiled showers is the shower niche. The niche is designed to provide a convenient alternative to building with drywall, with the added benefits of being waterproof and quick and easy to install. The niche complements an already wide array of preformed shower components available, including shower trays, curbs, ramps, and benches. All of these components help installers build waterproof and vapor tight tiled showers more quickly and effectively than with traditional construction materials.

“The focus of the Next Generation Bathroom is to create an integrated moisture management solution, where all the components complement each other and work together to create tiled showers that are designed to last, and look beautiful,” said Mr. Plank.


The KERDI-LINE linear drain, for example, offers certain advantages over typical point drains. Shower bases must be sloped from all directions to point drains, therefore limiting tile selection to mosaics or other relatively small-format tiles. However, the shower base can be sloped on a single plane to linear drains, which enables the use of large-format tiles. In barrier-free applications using linear drains, the large-format tiles on the floor can be continued into the shower enclosure, creating a seamless transition and furthering the open-concept design.


All funds raised for this evening’s Event will be donated to Hospice Ottawa – Maycourt

Contact for additional information on the charity or to make an additional donation.

Register for the Event!

Tickets are $20.


Courtyard Marriott
350 Dalhousie St
Ottawa, Ontario



Enter your project(s) in the 2015 NKBA Ottawa Design Excellence Awards honoring designers and companies in the design and construction of kitchen and bathrooms in the Ottawa area.

The overall purpose of this event is to highlight and give local recognition to the Ottawa area designers and companies in the design, construction, fabrication and manufacturing of kitchen and bathrooms. This recognition of talent will expose these contributors to the general population and allow them to choose whom they may wish to do future projects with.


  • Article in a local design magazine and newspaper
  • Award trophy
  • Industry recognition
  • Exposure on our website
  • Press release for local distribution
  • Advantage in local market
  • Use of NKBA Ottawa Design Excellence Awards Logo

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Design Excellence Awards 2014Design Excellence Awards 2014Sat, Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:30 PM to Mon, May 25, 2015 @ 11:00 PM

Save the date for the Design Excellence Awards 2014. Come out and celebrate the design excellence of NKBA members in Eastern Ontario. Tickets are $100.00 and will go on sale February 14, 2015.

Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street

Better Communication through Listening!Better Communication through Listening!Mon, Mar 9, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Mon, Mar 9, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Better Communication through Listening!

Take a moment to listen, I mean REALLY listen: to yourself, your customers, your co-workers, your vendors, etc. Would you like to avoid future misunderstandings? How about hear what others are actually trying to tell you? Discover your own communication style, its strengths and weaknesses, as well as how to identify others styles for more effective communication from now on! A skill you can really take to the bank! Added bonus – an emergency toolkit of phrases to help you in stressful situations!


Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD NKBA President

 Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD, started her career in kitchens and baths in 1992, becoming a Certified Kitchen Designer in 2005 and a Certified Bath Designer in 2006. She is the Manager of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths, a division of Huston Lumber & Supply Co. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Trenton State College. Maria has been active in the Northern NJ Chapter serving as President, Secretary, VP of Technology & Communications and Chapter Representative. She has served as a Region Director, member of the Board of Directors, Certification Test Validation Committee, Nominating Committee, Industry Segment Task Force, Development Task Force, Governance Task Force and most recently as a judge for the NKBA Design Competition.

1282 Algoma Road
Gloucester K1B 3W8

Technical Ceramic Tile and Why Installations FailTechnical Ceramic Tile and Why Installations FailMon, Feb 2, 2015 to Mon, Feb 2, 2015

Come join us at Euro Tile's beautiful new showroom!

John Newland will be our guest speaker and he will be discussing - Technical Ceramic Tile and Why Installations Fail

John grew up in the construction business.  From a young age he worked with his father, a cabinet maker and custom home builder.  In the mid 1970's, he became one of the first architectural/specification representatives in Ottawa.  Since then he has travelled across Canada and into the USA hiring and training Architectural representatives for the tile industry. 

During his career John has been involved with every conceivable type of tile project. He has also had extensive experience resolving product complaints throughout Canada.

John has been an active member in the Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada Inspection Committee since 2010.

The NKBA-Ottawa Chapter will also be introducing its' new Board.

Hors d's and drinks will be served.

Euro Tile & Stone
3103 Hawthorne Road
Ottawa K1G 3V8

Ottawa Chapter Design Excellence AwardsOttawa Chapter Design Excellence AwardsSat, Apr 26, 2014 to Sat, Apr 26, 2014

Your invited to the NKBA-Ottawa Chapter 2013 Design Excellence Awards
Our event this year will be held on Saturday, April 26th at the Museum of Nature and have a true Gala feel.  A 1920’s ‘Jazz Club’ influence will be the center stage theme of the event this year. Our hope is that this event will become the talk of the town and all will enjoy themselves immensely whilst porting ‘Satin and Silk’ evening gowns to suit the period – if you like.

Only 150 tickets will be sold for this event so don't miss your chance to celebrate the achievements of our industry!

Please click on the attached link to purchase your tickets for the 2013 Design Excellence Awards.

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