By Ann Goudswaard. The Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society’s Board of Directors are thrilled to be presenting a spring benefit event specifically designed to support the arts and craft programs at The Centre. Gather up your friends for Chilliwack’s first Art of Wine Festival to be held on May 10, 2014 from 7 to 9:30pm as over 50 wines are being poured for tasting. This splendid evening will be a celebration of British Columbia’s fabulous wines including representation from more than 25 British Columbia wineries. Music from The Stuart Young Trio will set the scene along with foods chosen to complement the various wines.
Sample wines by award winning British Columbia wineries including… Arrowleaf Cellars, Backyard Vineyards, Blasted Church, Cassini Cellars, Chaberton Estate Winery, Church and State Wines, Desert Hills Estate Winery, Elephant Island Orchard Wines, Fairview Cellars, Fort Berens Estate Winery, Hester Creek Estate Winery, Jackson-Triggs, Lake Breeze Vineyards, Moon Curser Vineyards, Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery, Oliver Twist Estate Winery, Recline Ridge Winery, See Ya Later Ranch, Seven Stones Winery, Silkscarf Winery, Sumac Ridge, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Sunrock, Tinhorn Creek, Thornhaven Estates Winery, Tinhorn Creek, Township 7 Vineyards & Winery, and the Wild Goose Winery. Many of these wineries will be showcasing their new spring releases of white wines, perfect for patio sipping on warm summer evenings.
A silent auction will also be taking place with some of British Columbia’s wonderful wines to bid on and The Society is thrilled with the community’s enthusiasm thus far, donating superb items for auction. Proceeds from this fun event will be used towards supporting The Cultural Centre’s increasingly popular arts and crafts programs. With an ever expanding variety of classes, ranging from painting & drawing, photography, acting, glass bead making to pottery and kids classes, there is a class for everyone wanting to explore their creativity at all levels.
This is a fantastic opportunity to come out and support the arts in our community, enjoy some of the popular British Columbia wines and to showcase the fabulous Cultural Centre to visitors from outside of Chilliwack. We imagine it will be another sold out event so get your tickets early. Limited to 400 – they are sure to go fast! Call the Centre Box Office today to secure your place, 604.391.SHOW (7469), visit www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or in person at 9201 Corbould Street.
Chilliwack Arts of Wine Festival is generously sponsored by the Chilliwack Times, LaZure Clinique, Star 98.3, Chilliwack Carpet One, Chilliwack Rotary, The Royal Hotel and O’Connor Dodge Chrysler-Jeep, Cooper’s Foods, Society Gathering House and Bravo Restaurant and Lounge.