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Eat, Drink and Be Giving

Candace House Fundraising Gala

November 5, 2017

Our first annual fundraising gala was a spectacular event! 

The evening was spent enjoying a gourmet 7-course meal prepared by 12 of Winnipeg's top chefs, with carefully selected beverages chosen by Manitoba's top sommelier.


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!


A few specific thank yous... 


Kristen Chemerika-Lew, from Chew, 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.


Domer Rafael, our sommelier and "course-host" for the evening was exceptional and did such a fantastic job choosing beverages.


All the chefs, their staff, and servers, thank you for making the night what it was.


Steve Strecker, ERA Bistro
Kyle Lew, Chew
Ben Kramer, Chef Ben Kramer Custom Catering 
Tyrone Welchinski, King + Bannatyne
Cloe Wiebe Welchinski, The Store Next Door
Adam Donnelly, Segovia Tapas Bar and Clementine
Norman Pastorin, The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant
Kristel Blawat Pastorin, The Grove Pub and Restaurant
Edward Lam & Billy Lai, Yujiro Japanese Restaurant
Eric Lee, Red River College


Thank you also to Kyle Zavitz and Jared Beckstead-Craan for the beautiful live music.


Thank you also to our sponsors for the evening, including Inn at the ForksIBEX PayrollLola Construction Management IncThe Winnipeg FoundationCampbell Gunn Inness Seib, and the Assiniboine Credit Union.


We'd also like to thank the businesses that donated some of the food and wine, including Banville & Jones Wine Co.Charton HobbsCapital K DistilleryTrans Canada Brewing CompanyBee's Knees Bar ServicesMondo Foods, and De Luca's.


And to Cliff and Wilma Derksen, thank you for continuing to inspire us with your compassion and grace.

Thank You

Program & Menu

Program & Menu

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