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An Evening of Wine and Words

Beginning in 2008 An Evening of Wine and Words has become the Centre for Family Literacy’s premier fundraising event.

We are pleased to have the commitment of Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo who has come on board each year as guest speaker and performer. With him, Jim Cuddy has brought a special guest artist to share their passion for writing and music with those in attendance.

  • 2009 - Greg Keelor
  • 2010 - Kathleen Edward
  • 2011 - Dustin Bentall and Kendel Carson
  • 2012 - Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland
  • 2013 - Wayne Petti
  • 2014 - Danny Michel
  • 2015 - Devin Cuddy
  • 2016 - Oh Susanna

Hosted at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in the Empire Ballroom we are able to set an intimacy that is the hallmark of the evening. The annual event promises great food, fine wine, and heart-felt stories and songs that deliver the profound meaning of words.

Over the years the funds raised have supported the Centre’s family literacy programs including:

  • Classroom on Wheels (C.O.W.) Bus
  • Books for Babies

Mary Pinkowski, Poet Laureate for the City of Edmonton, is a dynamic spoken word performer who has travelled throughout North America to represent Edmonton's poetry scene. For the last three years, Mary has not only performed at Wine and Words, she has written poems for the event auction:

2016 Sponsors of the Event:

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