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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.

  • 2019 - Barney Bentall
  • 2018 - Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
  • 2017 - 10th Anniversary Celebration: Jim with Danny Michel, Devin Cuddy, Jeremy Fisher, and Andy Maize of Skydiggers
  • 2016 - Oh Susanna
  • 2015 - Devin Cuddy
  • 2014 - Danny Michel
  • 2013 - Wayne Petti
  • 2012 - Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland
  • 2011 - Dustin Bentall and Kendel Carson
  • 2010 - Kathleen Edward
  • 2009 - Greg Keelor
  • 2008 - Jim Cuddy (solo)

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.

Wine and Words 2019 was held Thursday, June 6

View the great photos of the 2019 event!

View the great photos of the 2018 event!

View the great photos of the 2017 anniversary event!

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 from 2014-2016, is a dynamic spoken word performer who has travelled throughout North America to represent Edmonton's poetry scene. For four years Mary performed at Wine and Words, and she wrote the following poems for the event auction:

Sponsor of the Event:

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