On March 8th, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special five course collaborative fundraising dinner by The Paisley Notebook at the Canadian Mental Health Association’s ‘Wellness Centre’ in Kelowna. All profits from the third annual dinner will be donated to Foundry Kelowna/Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna, KARIS Support Society and Slow Food Canada.
This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Davina Moraiko (RGE RD, Edmonton – she’s competing in this years Culinary Championship too), Aman Dosanj (The Paisley Notebook, Kelowna), Sarah Maw (Block One at 50th Parallel Estate Winery), Kaleigh Jorgensen (Creek & Gully Cider, Naramata) and Sarah Farmer (formerly The O’Brien House, Ottawa), along with wine pairings generously donated by top winemakers, winery owners and presidents from across the Okanagan Valley – Nicole French (Little Engine Wines), Pénélope Roche (Roche Wines), Stefanie Schales (8th Generation Vineyard), Ruth Hanbury (Liquidity Wines) and Karen Gillis (Red Rooster Winery). Each Chef will take on a course with the 2019 International Women’s Day #BalanceForBetter theme in mind.
“This dinner isn’t just a dinner – it changes lives. This dinner is about kindness, celebrating differences and being able to ask for help. To see this event grow every year has been amazing”, said Aman Dosanj, The Paisley Notebook. “Last year, we raised $10,774.30 with 44 guests and this year I wanted to bring the event to one of the places that will benefit from the donation. The CMHA’s ‘Wellness Centre’ changes and comes to life at lunchtime. Now we get to do the same at dinnertime for our guests”.
Tickets cost $165 (+ Eventbrite fees). The price includes a five course dinner with wine pairings. All profits (after operating costs) will be donated to the chosen charities.
This event features a set menu and silent auction. Unfortunately due to the number of out-of-province Chefs on this line-up, certain allergies and special dietary needs may not be accommodated. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Parking is available at The Cathedral Church of St. Michael’s at 608 Sutherland Avenue.