Harbourside Lions ramp up for wine and food show

Live music and entertainment will accompany the excellent wine tasting experience.

Fine drinks, delicious hors d’oeurves, good music and warm company; you might wonder, what event in Sooke combines all of that into one night?

If you said A Taste of B.C., you guessed right.

Yup, the Sooke Harbourside Lions are back again this year with their eighth annual event, which will be held at Edward Milne Community School on Feb. 6, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

And, keeping with their usual tradition, the Lions have been hard at work piecing together all the local vendors, restauranteurs, as well as connoisseurs of the finest local wines and spirits to ensure Sookies get a night to pleasantly remember.

After all, how many opportunities do you get to savor tasty treats of local food, wine, beers and ciders, all at the same time? Oh, and non-alcoholic drinks are available as well.

In the end, it’s all about tasting something local and meeting face to face with local businesses and community, said Maxine Medhurst, a Harbourside Lion and one of the main drivers behind the event.

“The objective is for everybody to have a good time, to meet and mingle, taste local foods and drinks, and give back to the community,” she said.

The $35 ticket, which can be purchased from Peoples Drug Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Pemberton Holmes Sooke office, Little Vienna and EMCS, covers you for eight drink tickets and a wide variety of appetizers, most of which will be supplied by classic favorites such as the Little Vienna Bakery and the Stick in the Mud.

Attendees will also be treated with a silent auction featuring small but unique items from local artisans and various local businesses, with a value of up $200.

And music? The Harbourside Lions thought of that too. Entertainment will be provided by 14 West with musical guest Dave Gallant.

It’s all going to local causes as well. Medhurst noted that all the money from the event goes right back into needs of the local community, including the Sooke Food Bank, Sooke Crisis Centre, Vital Vittles, Sooke Christmas Bureau, Sooke Hospice, Transition House, Meals on Wheels, among many others.

 

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