Annual beer & wine tasting festival in Kirkland Lake generates $16,500

to the Kirkland Lake Hospital Foundation

 

The members of Club Richelieu, a French social club with over 68 years of existence in Kirkland Lake, were very proud to present a cheque in the amount of $16,500 to the Kirkland Lake Hospital Foundation on October 15, 2018. The money was raised through one of the club’s recurring annual fundraiser, the Grapes & Hops Festival. Thanks to the involvement of various organizations and businesses from the Kirkland Lake area and throughout Northern Ontario, the Festival offered the lucky attendees and foodies, an opportunity to partake in tasting and pairing of local fare, Northern brews and wines from Ontario and beyond. The soirée was highlighted by a live auction by Robertson’s Sales which resulted in raising close to $9,000 within 20 minutes, and by musical guests that had the house dancing until the wee hours of the morning. This successful event was made possible by funding from KDCDC, contributions from Club members, Joe Rent All and Quadrus Investments. The Kirkland Lake Hospital Foundation will use the donation from Club Richelieu towards much needed medical equipment.

 

In front on the right is Noël Guimond, also seated is Eugene Ivanov (Foundation Chair)

Behind them, first from the right is Suzanne Bronson, then Marcel Joliat (who wears both hats: Club Richelieu and Foundation Board member), and Nancy Prince (Foundation Treasurer)

In behind, from the right is René Boudreault (Club Richelieu and KDH Hospital Board Director),  Rose-Lyne D’Aoust-Messier, Serge Moreau, and Gilbert Carrière, John Sullivan (Foundation Vice Chair) and Brian Bronson (Foundation Board member)