Dancing with a Vision Gala- A fundraising gala to support the building of Acorn to Oak Youth Centre

Please join us Thursday, October 29th, 2009 as we co-host the Dancing with a Vision Gala- A fundraising gala to support the building of the Acorn to Oak Youth Centre.
Acorn to Oak Youth Services exists to restore, equip, and transform lives, propelling youth to achieve their full potential regardless of their circumstances. The program includes mentorship, restorative justice, counseling, the collegiate, sports and recreation. The Acorn to Oak Youth www.acorn2oak.ca services youth within the GTA and is in need of a youth centre. The future is in our children! This Gala will help get them one.

The Dancing with a Vision Gala will be a dazzling evening with culinary masterpieces, magnificent wines, rocking entertainment, a sparkling crowd and all for a wonderful cause.The Wine Ladies will be there to co-host this spectacular evening dressed to the nines and red carpet ready. Our co-host that evening the explosive, charismatic and very funny face in comedy TV comedian Jay Martin www.JayMartin.TV .

Caption: TV comedian Jay Martin and The Wine Ladies to host Dancing with a vision Gala

The evening promises to be spectacular one with a roster of incredible entertainment including Internationally acclaimed Juno award winner Jazz and R&B; singer Liberty Silver http://www.libertysilversings.com/ and Latin American Award Winning Tango Dancers Roxana and Fabian http://www.tangodeoro.com/ . A sparkling guest list will feature dignitaries such as Dr. Pat Francis the President of Acorn to Oak www.acorn2oak.com , Honourable Jean Augustine http://pages.interlog.com/~saww/2002Jean.html and Chief of Police Mike Metcalf http://www.peelpolice.on.ca/About%20Us/History%20Of%20PRP/Our%20Chiefs/Metcalf.aspx as key note speakers as well as fashion designer guest Linda Lundstrom http://www.lundstrom.ca/ will also be in attendance.

A night of memories, entertainment, exquisite food and wine, prizes including a door prize to win a trip to Jamaica. We invite you to join us all for a good cause. See you there.

Date: Thursday October 29th,2009
Time: Cocktail reception: 6:00pm, Gala dinner and program: 7:00pm
Place: Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5W 13G
Cost: $150.00 per ticket
Dress Code: Formal
Website: http://www.dancingwithavision.eventbrite.com/

Sponsor the youth gala event by contacting us at (647) 638-3687 or gala@bocapublishing.ca

Support our Youth
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW ($150/person)

The Dancing with a Vision Gala is being produced by Boca Publishing Group Inc. www.bocapublishing.ca . BOCA specializes in desk top publishing, book publishing, wedding planning and corporate and social event production.

Great Lakes Brewery fundraiser BBQ in support of The Gatehouse.

Great Lakes Brewery fundraiser BBQ in support of The Gatehouse. Heal a child and heal a world.

Come help us celebrate the launch of summer with a BBQ for the whole family at the 6th annual Great Lakes Brewery party in support of The Gatehouse in Etobicoke. We will be there too to lend our support….hear a child and heal the world.

On May 23rd Great Lakes Brewery will be donating all profits from the day’s sales at the BBQ in Etobicoke and all the sales of the LCBO and Beer Stores to The Gatehouse.

Great Lakes Brewery is Toronto’s oldest craft brewery including popular beer brands like; Golden Horseshoe Premium Lager, Red Leaf Smooth Red Lager and with spring now here, the newest seasonal beer – Green Tea Ale! All brewed using a historic fire-brewed copper kettle.

The Gatehouse offers unique services to the needs of children and their families, youth and adults whose lives have been affected by childhood abuse. A safe and comfortable environment like The Gatehouse gives people a comforting place where they can feel supported. The Gatehouse is a safe place for children to disclose to the police and child welfare the abusive events that have affected their lives.

We will be there too in support of The Gatehouse representing the wine lovers of the world! We’ll be pouring the popular Girls Night Out Wines www.girlsnightoutwines.com , a trio of VQA (so you know it’s good Girls’ Night Chardonnay, Merlot and Merlot/Chardonnay. All profits to be donated to The GateHouse.

And don’t cry over spilt wine wear it! Introducing The Wine Ladies T-shirts dyed in real grapes! All of our t-shirts are made with 100% cotton. They are preshrunk and colour fast when washed in cold water with “like” colours. Our T-shirts make for a memorable gift for the wine lover in you and your friends.

Order you’re The Wine Ladies T-shirt here. We’ll also have these shirts available for sale at the BBQ and a portion of the sale will go directly to The Gatehouse. See you there and make sure to pick one up!

Event Name: 6th Annual BBQ
Date: Saturday May 23rd,2009
Time: 12-6pm
Place:30 Queen Street Elizabeth Blvd. Etobicoke
Contact: 416-255-4510 or info@GreatLakesBeer.com

Mike Weir Wine teams up with Chateau Des Charmes

Mike Weir and the Bosc's family Chateau des Charmes

Mike Weir and the Bosc’s family Chateau des Charmes

Two icons came together at a press conference on Monday, November 17th announcing their affiliation between our Canadian PGA TOUR, Masters Champion, Mike Weir and the Bosc’s family Chateau des Charmes, a pioneer in our world of Ontario wine.

Chateau Des Charmes Niagara-on-Lake

The anticipation and energy in the room could have lit up half of Niagara, as cameras set up and various media including sports broadcasters and journalists as well as wine writers and radio personalities dodged for positioning.

What is the future for Mike Weir Wine, one of the best selling and fastest growing Canadian wines in the market today?

All Mike Weir Wines will now be made in conjunction with Chateau des Charmes of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a pioneering winery that planted Niagara’s first commercial vinifera vineyard 30 years ago. And the roots of the Bosc family are deeply planted, with six generations of wine background. Paul Bosc Senior, the founder of Chateau des Charmes sits proudly as his son Paul Bosc Junior takes the stage with a lively, engaging and sometimes very funny speech. What a sandbagger that Paul Bosc junior is! as when he approached the mic began by stating he could never match the eloquence of the speeches of Barry Katzman President Mike Weir Wine Ltd and of Mike Weir’s of course. Paul, you get a gold star, particularly when you talked about your father receiving the Order of Canada and encouraged Mike Weir, soon to be a recipient (Congratulations Mike) not to listen and bring along as many family members to the ceremony as you wish.

 

Mike Weir tells us that his goal is to continually build on the quality of the wine, grow the production and maintain the winery’s strong ties to Niagara. Chateau des Charmes is a natural partner with an un-precedent premium grape supply (close to 300 acres) and state-of-the-art facilities.

A further announcement, which I, a golfer (my handicap is locked up in a vault) was thrilled to learn, Mike Weir has partnered up with Niagara Parks with plans to build a Mike Weir Winery, winery retail and hospitality centre, planting of grapes and on-site processing, plus a Mike Weir Gallery, all this on a 15 acre parcel of land adjacent to the Whirlpool golf Course! Life doesn’t get any better than this.

After a few moments of speaking with Mike personally, we learned of his incredible dedication to his foundation. He tells us that the Mike Weir Wine brand started as a conduit for him to feed his passion for his foundation which assists the physical, emotional and educational welfare of children in Canada. When asked if he enjoys a glass of wine or two every day! he pauses and states “not while on tour”, but when I’m not, definitely! “What’s the best red varietal planted or favorite we ask” Barry Katzman jumps in with “Pinot Noir”. We talk about Mike being the only golfer we can think of that will actually have a Mike Weir winery, as most other golfers only have the label. “Will we be seeing more of you Mike” we ask “once the shovel goes in the ground”? Affirmative, with family in Niagara and now this exciting venture, “I’ll be around” he smiles with those fabulous eyes! yes it’s true ladies, he’s very charming and definitely has a heart of gold, our Canadian Golf hero!

Chef Erik Peacock of Wellington Court Restaurant catered the delicious luncheon

For more info please visit Mike Weir Wines and the Mike Weir Foundation.

Oh What A Night! FLOURISH was Fantastic!

The Reena foundation wants to thank you for joining us October 30th, 2008 in support of people with developmental disabilities

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FLOURISH Co-Chair Lisa Bradburn and Esther Benaim of Great Cooks On Eight join The Wine Ladies Live!

This past week were joined in-studio with two wonderful guests, Esther Benaim, proprietor of Great Cooks On Eight, Toronto’s leading Culinary Centre, a cooking school with a twist, featuring celebrity chef and authors, in a wonderful environment.

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Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne

Veuve Clicquot and Porsche Team Up to Make the Fridge of Your Dreams

Vertical Limit, Porsche Design Studio.

Vertical Limit, Porsche Design Studio.

A “Vertical event” rocks the Richmond Club in Toronto with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Porsche design coming together!

Hello Canada captures the excitement and snaps The Wine Ladies taking it all in.

Picture this; Vertical Limit, designed by Porche Design Studio, the sleek stainless steel “slim” fridge, a work of art really is engineered to house twelve of the most coveted vintages of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Only fifteen manufactured for world ownership and one is auctioned off to benefit the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine. An infinite stream of fashionable guests are there to help celebrate the successful bid of $100,000 courtesy of Dr. John Li hailing from Vancouver. When asked where we might place this object d’art if our bid took the prize, the kitchen was absolutely out of the question! Why only the grand entrance of a magnificent home or villa with a spotlight would make any sense! it’s a good thing Dr. Li made another bid! Phew!that was a close call!

Vertical Limit

Vertical Limit

Photos: A great cause with “les boules” extraordinaire, Courtesy of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

Georgia and Susanne at the Richmond Club join the celebration of the successful bid for “Vertical Limit” at $100,000, July 2008.