With the Permission of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
Grapes for Humanity invites the Public to Save the Date for their Fine Wine Auction in support of “Save Hospitality Fundraiser” virtual event on Monday September 28th, 2020 through Wednesday October 7th, 2020.
Please check back in September to view the Auction Catalogue.
After years of supporting Grapes for Humanity's fundraising, Steven Campbell, HonDLaws, approached Grapes for Humanity with the idea of helping Hospitality Front Line workers that have been impacted by the devastation of COVID19. Steven ran an impactful fundraiser during the SARS outbreak which helped the Hospitality front line workers. Grapes for Humanity's fundraising has always been wine and hospitality-centric and the industry has been crucial in our fundraising, we felt that we needed to throw a lifeline to employees that earn minimum wage and are tip dependent. With the leadership of GFH Director, Geddy Lee, the fundraiser evolved into a Fine Wine Auction.
The Grapes for Humanity network, reached out to Toronto Restaurant Workers Relief Fund who to date, has helped hundreds of front line employees with food gift cards. Through an application and vetting process, recipients will be issued food gift cards through local Ontario Growers including Food Share and Green Circle Food Hub. We are also working with Save HospitalityCA, headed up by The Ascari Group. Savehospitality.ca represents almost 40,000 business owners in the hospitality sector across Canada in their fight to survive this pandemic. Their members range from the smallest mom and pop enterprises to larger chains. Most importantly, for us they represent all regions of Ontario and can provide us with gift certificates from a broad range of operators. The funds raised from the sale of these gift certificates will destined to assist restauranteurs with the extra expense of making their premises safe for their employees and guests.
For more information, please contact:
Doris Miculan Bradley
Chaired by Liz Gallery & Cathy Martin
Watch Toronto’s leading chefs go head to head competing for the title of King/Queen of Veg. Sample a dozen different veg dishes, accompaniments and the wines to match. Vote on your favourites and see if they are in line with our panel of culinary experts and celebrity judges. See if your palate is in sync with our team of Sommeliers who will determine the best wine matches.
We can’t live on veg alone so there will be other food to enjoy including meats and sweets. Your support will benefit a child's education by supporting a needed school in Tanzania, Amani Children’s Home, Rescuing Street Children. Restoring Hope. Transforming Lives. www.amanikids.org/who-we-are/
For more information,contact Doris Miculan Bradley
OJoe Canavan, a great supporter of Grapes for Humanity, invited eleven of his friends to join him at Barberian’s Steak House on Elm Street, Toronto, for this fund-raiser dinner. The celebrity guests were Geddy Lee and Alex Liveson of Rush who regaled the company with stories of their touring and recording. The wine flowed…like wine and Barberian’s owner, Arron Barberian pledged $2,000 to the cause: the construction of a new home for street kids in Moshi, Tanzania.
Blair Walter from Felton Road Winery and Board members from Left - Liz Gallery, Geddy Lee, Cathy Martin, Garrett Herman
On Monday, October 26th, 2015, Grapes for Humanity held an intimate dinner hosted by Gaia Gaja at George Brown’s The Chef’s House in Toronto. Following a champagne reception, graced by the presence of the Consul General of Italy, Giuseppe Pastorelli, Gaia led off with an eloquent presentation of the family's wineries in Piemonte and Tuscany. (The village of Barbaresco, where the Gaja family lives, has, apparently, 600 inhabitants and 100 wineries!)...
In recognition of the contribution that Geddy Lee has made to Grapes for Humanity, the Board of Directors, created a scholarship in his name, in perpetuity, for a second year student in winemaking at Niagara College. The recipient in 2015 was Christian Scagnetti, pictured here with Helen Armstrong, Niagara College Foundation Development Officer.
Grapes for Humaity Canada representative experience the Guatemala's Access Education Program...