Eat, Drink and Be Giving
Dining Experience Fundraiser
February 23, 2019
Our second annual dining experience fundraiser was a spectacular event!
The evening was spent enjoying a gourmet 7-course meal with exquisite beverages prepared and selected by individuals exceptional in their fields.
Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the evening with us. We are delighted and grateful to be part of such an amazing and generous community. See you all again next year!
Kristen Chemerika-Lew, from Chew / The Store Next Door, is the reason why the event came together. She worked unbelievably hard and we can't thank her enough.
ERA Bistro hosted us for the evening, and their staff went above and beyond to make sure things flowed smoothly. A huge thank you to Ben Sparrow, Toni Hudson and Stephanie Willette.
Taylor Archibald from Ellements Wine and Spirits, our "course and beverage host," for the evening was exceptional and did such a fantastic job choosing the delicious wines.
Thank you to all the chefs, their staff, and servers- you truly made the night what it was.
Kristen Chemerika-Lew, Chew / The Store Next Door
Kyle Lew, Chew / The Store Next Door
Kirk Hanson, ERA Bistro
Claire Snowball, Red River College
Eric Lee, Red River College
Tim Palmer, The Fairmont
Jessica King, Diversity
Kelly Cattani, Bluestone Cottage
Melissa Makarenko, Resto Gare
Thank you also to Camila Dragonetti Ribeiro and Bery Filsaime of C String Duo for the beautiful live music.
We'd also like to thank the businesses that donated some of the wine, beverages and flowers, including ERA Bistro, Chew / The Store Next Door, Ellements Wine & Spirits, Winnipeg Specialty Meats, Dandurand Wines, DeLucas, and Kyla Ferguson.
Cliff and Wilma Derksen, thank you for continuing to inspire us with your compassion and grace.
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors for this evening, including Sparrow Hotels, Assiniboine Credit Union, Tamarack Family Wealth Group, Terracon Development and Campbell Gunn Inness Seib.