A Taste of Autumn – Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser
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Friday, September 20, 2019
Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club, 12501 14th Street SW, Calgary AB
Featuring Keynote Speaker Don Hladiuk – Starman on CBC Radio Eyeopener
The Friends of Fish Creek were pleased to welcome one hundred members of the Fish Creek Community to A Taste of Autumn Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Friday, September 20. The Friends raised over $8,500 towards our conservation efforts in Fish Creek Provincial Park through ticket sales, the auction and event sponsorship.
We would like to thank Community Action Team (CAT) volunteers Bob Bowman, Ron Deshayes, Ian Richardson and Angel Spasoff for their assistance with this event. This event would not have been as successful without the support and involvement of the Community Action Team.
Keynote Speaker, Don Hladiuk, Astronomy Enthusiast and Starman on the CBC Radio Eyeopener, presented We Are Stardust and during this fascinating slideshow he discussed dynamic cosmic phenomena taking place in our galaxy.
Six local producers provided samples and discussed their beverages with guests at A Taste of Autumn, and we would like to thank Burwood Distillery, Eau Claire Distillery, Zero Issue Brewing, Spirit Hills Honey Winery, Sunny Cider, and Field Stone Fruit Wines for their participation.
All of the auction and prize draw items were generously donated by local businesses and individuals. Thank you to Anytime Fitness, Avenida Pet Clinic, Katie Bakken, Calaway Park, Calgary Cycle, Calgary Flames, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp, Calgary Stampeders, Calgary Women Fly Fishers Club, Canyon Meadows Cinemas, Capture Nature participants, Deer Valley Co-op, Deerfoot Carpet, Eau Claire Distillery, Filos, Fish Tales Fly Shop, Friends of Fish Creek Minibus Drivers, Bonnie Fulford, Doreen Fulton, Highwood Golf and Country Club, Richard Gotfried MLA, Great Events Catering, Holistic Institute of Health and Fertility, Whitney Issik MLA, Kensington Art Supply, Premier Jason Kenney, Korth Group, McKenzie Meadows Golf, Method Fitness, Mikko Photography, Bob Morrin, Pensak Houghton Dentistry, Jim Pescott, Pumphouse Theatre Society, RMB Photography, Robin Read, Deana and Ward Sanderson, Kathy Seaman, Soffrito, Jennifer Solem, Peter Spear, Strides Running Store, Sunny Cider, Time is Money Executive Concierge, The Venturer’s Society, Wild Bird Store, Yoga Dot Calm and Zero Issue Brewing.
Special thanks to Dave Arnott for helping to organize A Taste of Autumn and to MI DJ & Sound for providing sound and technical services throughout the evening. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club for generously providing us with the venue. Thank you also to First Calgary Financial for sponsoring this event with a contribution of $2000.
Thank you to the volunteers who helped in a variety of positions to ensure that A Taste of Autumn ran smoothly, to everyone who sold tickets and thank you to those who attended. We are looking forward to seeing you at next year’s A Taste of Autumn!
Photos courtesy of Steve Bulman and Don Hladiuk
Check out these pics from A Taste of Autumn 2019 at Canyon Meadows – Click to Enlarge
Photos courtesy of David Mitchell and Bob Bakker