The Rotary Club of Meadow Ridge is delighted to present its 23rd Annual Rotary WineFest, Saturday May 7, 2022, as last year: a SPECTACULAR Food & Wine lovers event; enjoy it from home, online!
THANK YOU, for supporting your local Rotary Club.
WINE TASTING & DINNER OPTIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
You can bid on the Items WITHOUT Purchasing the Dinner and Attendance Tickets.
AUCTION ENDS 10.00 PM , SATURDAY MAY 7, 2022
Our event will be offered in a partly pre-recorded format, with intermittent live components . When you purchase your ticket, it will provide you with your personal link to watch the event from the privacy of your home. An email, with the link and instructions to access, will arrive prior to the event, on May 7th .
SILENT AUCTION IS LIVE
Some of the local organizations, which have benefitted from our annual “Wine Extravaganza” are:
1) Maple Ridge Community Foundation
2) Rotaract Club of the Fraser Valley
3) Starfish Backpack program
4) Alouette Addictions
5) Salvation Army Ridge Meadows
6) Maple Ridge Arts Council
7) Alisa’s Wish
8) Foundry Maple Ridge
9) Maple Ridge Child Development Centre
10) MR/PM Community Services
11) Ridge Meadows Education Foundation
12) Friends in Need Foodbank: School Snack Program
13) RMSS-Ridge Meadows Senior’s Society
All for a good cause(s)
As in the past, we are presenting this fantastic annual event to raise much needed funds for important community projects in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows.
Over $20,000 was raised last year and some of the groups supported include:
-MR Community Foundation (Community Chest)
-RM Salvation Army (Sonia’s Cradle),
-MR Arts’ Council (Arts’ Angels),
-MR/PM Community Services (Alisa’s Wish),
-RM Education Foundation (extra curricular class support),
-Friends in Need Foodbank (school snack program + Starfish Pack Program),
-MR Child Development Centre (Early Intervention Program), and many more.......
We are asking for your support, making this a memorable evening not only for our fundraising goals, but also for you.
Thank you for your Donations.
Cannot attend the event, but want to donate? Find below some different donation levels and pick according to your ability(or pick any amount you’d like!) We much appreciate any donation and will provide a tax receipt for donations $20 or more.
Following are a small # of short videos, representing some of our, very thankful, previous grant recipients.
THANK YOU for supporting these and other local organizations in need.......THANK YOU for supporting the 2022 annual Rotary WineFest!!
Alisa's Wish Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
Alisa's Wish Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, a program of Community Services, helps all children and youth in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie First Nation who have experienced or witnessed physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
Learn more at https://www.alisaswish.com/
Sonia's Cradle Program - Ridge Meadows Ministries
Since the launch of the Sonia’s Cradle Program, Ridge Meadows Ministries has supported over 3,000 babies and toddlers. Due to several factors, families registered in this program struggle to provide proper food, clothing, and basic necessities, such as diapers and formula for their growing families.
Learn more at www.ridgemeadowssa.ca
Alouette Addictions Services
Alouette Addictions Services promotes healthier lifestyles free from substance abuse in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.
Substance abuse affects all of us directly or indirectly. Alouette Addiction Services provides the opportunity to learn about addictions and find ways to minimize the impact they have on each person’s life.
Learn more at https://alouetteaddictions.org/
Friends in Need Food Bank Society
Friends in Need Food Bank Society was founded in 1989 by two women in Pitt Meadows who saw a need to assist the hungry in our community. Since then, our food bank has expanded and grown extensively through client services and hamper distribution.
The Friends in Need Food Bank Society now operates out of a 3,200-square-foot warehouse in the heart of Maple Ridge. Our food bank has over 3,000 registered clients.
The Friends in Need Food Bank Society also supports a secondary depot out of the Grace Community Church in Pitt Meadows.
It also provides food for the Seniors’ Food Bank at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society.
Learn more at https://www.friendsneedfood.com/
Changing Lives Together
Serving our community of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge for over 50 years. We offer 32 quality programs and services that support all ages and genders. This year we have served over 17,000 people in our local community.
This video showcases their meal delivery program for seniors (which parallels their Meals on Wheels program), except this program goes above and beyond what their funding allows. They use donations, fundraising and gaming dollars to support this program, in order to meet the rising demand of seniors needing meal delivery
Learn More at https://www.comservice.bc.ca/
Time to order your dinner!
Pick your favourite 3 course dinner from the Amazing Maple Ridge Big Feast Restaurant offerings HERE and PU directly from the restaurant(with your bottle of paired wine!) on day of event (we will provide a timeline for you).
BIG FEAST BISTRO
Big Feast Bistro opened in Maple Ridge, BC in March 2010 and has seen many renovations and menu revisions to accommodate our rapid growth. But even with these changes, our strict devotion to sourcing local ingredients and hand-crafting great food with vegan and plant-based options for our guests has never—and will never—waver.
We are very proud to support over 50 local suppliers of food, beer, wine, artisan products, and more. With the ongoing support of our friends and partners, we are able to deliver the best quality food to you, and always at a fair price.
Thank you to the team at Big Feast Bistro for creating an exclusive three-course dinner menu just for our evening. Your meal will be packaged, heat and serve style.
Arterra Wines Canada
Arterra Wines Canada has grown and evolved to owning and distributing 100+ wine brands, including seven of the top 20 brands in Canada. In the last five years, the company’s portfolio has received over 1,500 accolades and awards in national and international wine competitions.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Arterra Wines Canada operates eight wineries and over 1,700 acres of premium vineyards in Canada’s wine regions.
It owns and operates 164 Wine Rack retail wine stores in Ontario and sells wine kits and products for winemaking through its RJS Craft Winemaking brand. It employs approximately 2,000 full-time and part-time staff across the country.
Krause Berry Farms
Open Year Round with Seasonal Hours. Home & Garden Market, Estate Winery, Waffle Bar, Bakery & Summer U pick Fields.
A Family Owned and Operated Farm Located in the Centre of 200 Beautiful Acres in Langley, BC. Krause Berry Farms Has Been Serving the Community Since 1974
MC For The Evening
Fred Armstrong has worked in maple Ridge for much of the last three decades and has been a resident for over 20 years. Fred used to serve as the Publisher of the Maple Ridge Times newspaper where he was active in the community supporting a number of initiatives. Fred is the former Chair of the Maple Ridge Arts Council, a past Rotarian and Paul Harris recipient, winner of the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Fred’s an employee of the City of Maple Ridge serving as the manager of Communications & Community Engagement. His hobby is cooking and baking, and he is excited to bring his passion for food and knowledge gained in his travels to the Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and Europe to help fill the gaps between events at the virtual celebration.
Entertainment For The Evening
Caden Knudson, Cade for short, patron of local art, agriculture and alcohol, is a Maple Ridge born and raised Singer/Songwriter. An intricate finger-style guitar picker who redefines easy listening. Active in the Fraser Valley as a festival, cafe, and farmer's market performer for over a decade with a contemporary take on classic blues and folk music, His songwriting combines classic country and ragtime elements with modern lyrics about life and loneliness in the Fraser Valley, as well as dancing spiders.