2014 Sugar Bowl Fundraiser

On August 16, WineCollective was proud to support the 6th annual Sugar Bowl fundraiser on behalf of the Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation (AWBMF).


Amber Webb-Bowerman was a beautiful Calgary writer and journalist who was murdered in May 2008. Since then, the foundation has hosted the Sugar Bowl, a lawn bowling event, in memory of her.

As a member of a lawn bowling team named, The Cupcakes, Amber was a huge fan of the social sport. Today, the charity uses the funds collected from the Sugar Bowl to support scholarships and writing programs such as WordsWorth Writing Residency, organized by the Writers Guild of Alberta.


Photo by Andrew Crossett

Each year the fundraiser is held at the Rotary Park Lawn Bowling Club in Calgary. We joined other supporters, like our new neighbours Village Brewery, and donated some delicious wines for the 80 participants to bid on. Despite the rain, this year’s Sugar Bowl raised $8,000. Over the years, the foundation has raised more than $75,000.

Thank you to the board members of AWBMF for reaching out to us for a donation. We are always happy to help out to our wine club members with donations for worthy events and fundraisers, and encourage you to contact us for support!