NEW Date: Wines For Wishes @ White Point, Nov. 19 2011
This Mother’s Day Weekend, White Point has joined forces with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) Atlantic Chapter , CAA Atlantic , Taste of Nova Scotia, Wines Association of Nova Scotia, SYSCO and Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Atlantic Provinces to host a most palatable, memorable and savoury weekend that will grant a wish to a child.
Our goal – to raise $7000 in one savoury weekend AND help Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Atlantic Provinces grant a wish to a child. We can do it with your help! Proceeds from every package sold will be donated to Make a Wish Foundation Atlantic Canada. Make plans to join us for a truely unique and savoury weekend “Wines for Wishes”.
What’s on the weekend getaway menu …
Sommelier Tasting Sessions
Saturday Nov. 19 1:00pm – 4:00pm
CAPS Atlantic Canada has invited four of the region’s leading Sommeliers to host 3 different Sommelier Sessions with Tastings. Attend one of the of sessions being presented by our Guest Sommeliers:
Sommelier Mark DeWolf , founder and owner of By the Glas, a wine and event tour company.
Sommelier Craig Pinhey is a member of Wine Access Magazine’s National Tasting Panel and contributor and a columnist with various publications and newspapers. Come prepared to sip, savour and immerse yourself in their world of favourite wines.
3rd Sommelier TBA
4-course Nova Scotia Adventures in Taste Wine Makers Dinner
Saturday Nov. 19, 7 pm
Embark on a culinary adventure! Executive Chef Alan Crosby will prepare and serve a savoury 4-course dinner celebrating the best of Nova Scotia. Guest Wine Makers from 4 Nova Scotia Vineyards will introduce and present the wine from their cellar that best pairs with Chef Alan’s menu. We are pleased to have the Wine Association of Nova Scotia and Taste of Nova Scotia as sponsors for this dinner. Stay tuned for menu and pairing announcement. Following dinner, join us in the Lounge for Live entertainment.
Make a Wish Come True
Wines for Wishes will enable Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Atlantic Provinces to grant a Wish to a child! During Dinner, we will introduce you to our Wish Child and their family – together we’ll announce the good news to the Wish Child and their Family!
Overnight Package from $139.95*includes:
1 night room accommodation;
2 hour Sommelier Session & Tasting;
4-course Nova Scotia Adventures in Taste Wine Makers Dinner;
Live entertainment in the Lounge following Dinner; AND
Granting a wish to a child!
*per person based on 2 ppl sharing, plus tax & grat
Wines for Wishes Dinner Only: Tickets $75 per person plust tax & grat
Call reservations at 1.800.565.5068 to Book Now – space is limited.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Atlantic Provinces grants wishes to children in our region living with life-threatening medical conditions. We are a Chapter of the largest wish-granting organization in the world. In fact, Make-A-Wish® has a special day ~ World Wish Day ~ that celebrates wish granting in over 35 countries around the globe.
The Wines for Wishes event will help us celebrate World Wish Day. The anniversary of the Foundations first wish – over 30 years ago! We granted Christopher his wish – to be a police officer. Due to his illness, he would never fulfill that dream. But, volunteers in his home town of Phoenix, Arizona, made him a special officer for a day and Chris proudly wore a special uniform made for him and received his badge. And a movement was born. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish® has granted nearly 150,000 wishes to children around the world since Chris’ Wish in 1980.
Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Province granted 10 wishes last year. This year, we already have 10 children waiting for their once-in-a-lifetime wish. We are striving to grant at least 15 wishes to deserving kids this year and will continue to build on successes like Wines for Wishes to fulfill the dreams of our special Wish Kids. With your help, we can make dreams come true.
Wines for Wishes has been a successful event out West for a number of years. Our Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon Chapter have worked in partnership with the BC Wine Growers Association with great success. Here on the East Coast, Nov. 19th, 2011, will usher in the inaugural Wines for Wishes event to highlight our own homegrown tastes. Our event goal is to grant a wish to one of our special kids.