This past September WineCollective and Tannic supported a great event, organized by a group of very dedicated people. On September 29th, the third annual Fort McMurray Wine Auction sponsored by SMS Equipment, was held benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre.
The evening has turned into a ‘who’s who’ type of event in Fort Mac, with limited tickets available, at a price of $200 per person. Food was catered by Sawridge Inn and guests were treated to performances by local artist Becca Hess, and two-time Juno award winner Oscar Lopez.
By far, the star of the evening was the wine. Along with the silent auction, raffle, and live auction, a VIP tasting room was available to sample exclusive wines. Among the collectible and rare bottles available for bidding, a 1878 Barbeito Madeira was auctioned. Other great items up for grabs, a trip for 2 to Napa, and a dinner with Mayor Melissa Blake.
For the silent auction, WineCollective offered a three month Evolution package. A Tannic membership and credit towards weekly features was also up for grabs. A mix pack of previously featured Tannic wines was one of the raffle prizes; including bottles from Poplar Grove, Alonso del Yerro, and Wirra Wirra.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters play an important role in the community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo has been creating friendships since 1979. Our accreditation came in 1980. We started out matching Big Brothers with Little Brothers and have grown to include a variety of different programs that serve both boys and girls. We are proud of our achievements and continue to strive to be on the leading edge of the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement in Canada.
For thirty years we have been serving the youth of this area by providing them with the highest quality, volunteer mentoring programs. In 2002 we began matching girls with mentors and in October of 2003 we changed our name in order to be identified as a non gender specific association within the area known as Wood Buffalo. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non profit charity and is a member in good standing of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and Big Brothers Big Sisters International.
For more information and photos of the event, visit McMurray Musings.