Great Lamby Cook-Off
Breaking Bread, 21st Course: Bahhh! The Great Lamby Cook-Off

On Thursday March 21, Grapes for Humanity put together BAHHH! The Great Lamby Cook-Off held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The concept of the evening was simple: 12 chefs, 12 lamb dishes and 12 wine pairings with proceeds all going towards a great cause. That cause being helping children’s education by constructing a needed school in Guatemala....

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Geddy Lee Scholarship 2012
Geddy Lee Winemaker Scholarship Awarded to Julie Debourbon

In recognition for Geddy Lee’s contribution to Grapes For Humanity’s fund-raising efforts, the Board of Directors set up an annual scholarship in his name for a winemaker student at Niagara college. The first recipient of the Geddy Lee Scholarship is Julie deBourbon. Julie is in the second year of the Winery & Viticulture Technician program and received an honours average of 81% after completion of the first year. Julie applied to the program because she has always been interested in wine making, which was introduced to her at home, where her family made wine as a hobby. She has made her own wine and liquors, and learns from successes and failures. She is currently completing her field placement as a lab technician at Jackson-Triggs Winery, where she is learning about wine making on a larger scale, including the fermentation process as well as problem-solving. After graduation, she would like to start a career in Prince Edward County, as many new wineries are opening in that area.

White Truffle Dinner
White Truffle Dinner

On Wednesday, November 7th Grapes for Humanity Canada held a White Truffle Dinner at Sopra in Toronto, prepared by Chef Massimo Capra and his team. Each course was served with truffles or infused with them. The room smelled divine. With the fine wine auction we raised close to $60,000. Adrienne Rosen, the head of Access Education Guatemala (and incidentally, the first woman to ride a motorcycle around the world alone), gave a moving address about the need for schools in that country. Proceeds from this dinner will be directed to the building of a secondary school in La Union...

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White Truffle Dinner
Grapes for Humanity Uncorks California

The sleek, minimalist lines of Toronto’s Gardiner Museum and the exquisitely crafted ceramics inside provided a classy and elegant backdrop for a sold-out Grapes For Humanity event on the evening of May 10, 2012....

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Great Toronto Tartare Off
RAW! The Great Toronto Tartare-Off Winners

RAW! The Great Toronto Tartare-Off, March 29th, The Imperial York. A fund raiser to construct a high school in Basico, Guatemala...

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Niagara College GFH Donation
Niagara College Press Conference Held for GFH Donation

On Friday, November 25th, Niagara College held a press conference to witness Grapes for Humanity Canada’s donation of $26,500 to create a scholarship in perpetuity in the name of Geddy Lee. GFH’s directors wished to honour Geddy Lee for his on-going contributions to the foundation and its projects...

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Excellent County Adventure
Alex and Geddy's Excellent County Adventure

Some 60 wine lovers joined Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson at Union Station on September 17th to take a Via Rail train to Belleville on a beautiful – and early – Saturday morning; and then they were bussed from there to Huff Estate Winery in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County. The event was a ton of fun and Chef Michael Potters really outdid himself with a spectacular lunch using all locally-grown County ingredients and accompanied by the local wines....

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Minefield Marking
Grapes for Humanity's Ambulance and its "Combined Team" Conducting Minefield Marking Work in Benguela, Angola

Grapes for Humanity (Canada)’s ambulance and its “combined team” conducting minefield marking work in Benguela, Angola. So far, during the project period, the team has removed 2,037 dangerous items reported by locals and delivered mine risk education to 3,047 community members.

Cambodian Donation
Grapes for Humanity Donates $30,000 US to the Children's Advocacy Foundation in Phnom Phen, Cambodia

The Children’s Advocacy Foundation will use the funds for the following immediate objectives, including, six new pre-schools will be established in the project target areas, services of nutrition and healthcare programs for students, awareness of Children’s Rights and educational program will be implemented through media programs and community meetings, ten deep wells will be dug for communities, and eye examination and treatment will be conducted for elderly in target area.