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An Evening of Wine & Words: A Night to Remember

What an incredible night! We are filled with gratitude for the extraordinary support shown at our annual fundraiser, An Evening of Wine & Words. Your generosity and enthusiasm have made this event unforgettable.

Gratitude to Our Sponsors

A huge thank you to our presenting sponsor, Richardson Wealth, for their incredible generosity! As a presenting sponsor for seventeen consecutive years, our 2024 An Evening of Wine & Words fundraising event was a resounding success due to their support. We truly appreciate this enduring partnership, which helps us raise essential funds to support our programs and directly benefit those we serve.

Cheers to Sobey’s and Safeway Liquor — their exceptional wine sponsorship made An Evening of Wine & Words a night to remember. We appreciate their generosity, which helps us continue to host our annual fundraiser.

A huge shoutout to our gold sponsors, ICM Asset Management, The Melton Foundation, and Sun Life Global Investments, as well as our silver sponsor, Eagle Builders. Their incredible support made the success of An Evening of Wine & Words possible. We deeply appreciate their commitment, which allows us to enhance our programs and positively impact our community.

Applause for Our Performers and Artists

A special thanks to our amazing artists and performers: Raine Maida, Rowan Maida, and Martin Kerr for their live performances, Mary Pinkoski for her video performance, and Chantal Kreviazuk for joining us virtually. Their talents touched our hearts and made the evening magical. Thank you to Giselle Denis for captivating us with her live painting. Her artistry added a vibrant touch to the night.

A heartfelt thank you to Chris Scheetz for hosting the evening; his energy made the event truly special. We also extend our gratitude to Swish for creating the beautiful centrepieces, and to our talented photographer Randall Edwards for capturing the night’s memorable moments. Additionally, a big thank you to the Wine & Words committee for their hard work and dedication in organizing this event.

Our Supporters

To everyone who attended, donated, volunteered, and supported us — thank you! Your contributions have helped us raise vital funds to continue our mission.

Together, we empower individuals, strengthen communities, and transform lives through literacy!

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