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Taste of Saskatchewan featuring local products

Instead of a Gala this spring, Habitat for Humanity is hosting the Taste of Saskatchewan banquet as their spring fundraiser
wine tasting

Habitat for Humanity is trying something new for their spring fundraiser and will be hosting Taste of Saskatchewan on Apr. 24 at the Sportsman Centre, with all funds raised going towards their most recent building project.

The evening will feature a roast beef buffet banquet from Charlotte’s Catering and a selection of wine, spirits, and beer for tasting from Minhas Sask brewery.

“What's exciting about the wine and beer from Minhas is that this will be the first time that Saskatchewan residents can actually taste these products, because they are just now being produced, with locally grown product,” said Dayna Chamberlain, co-chair of the fund development committee at Habitat for Humanity.

Minhas will be proving a variety of products, for both the tasting and for the cocktails, and Chamberlain promises there will be a chance to try them all.

“Tickets are $40 each, which includes the supper and two tasting tickets as well. There will be other tasting tickets that will be available for purchase, as there will be other drinks that will be available that will be done with the products that we're showcasing,” said Chamberlain.

Currently, the event is welcoming offers for sponsorship and is putting together a silent auction or raffle table, to which donations would be welcome.

“If somebody would like to be a part of and sponsor the event, we are looking for sponsorship, and we will be having a silent auction or raffle table,” said Chamberlain. “We haven't really decided which one of those yet, but if somebody would like to donate something to one of those as well, then we would definitely take that.”

Events such as this, Chamberlain noted, have such an important role in bringing parts of the community together.

“When we do these fundraisers, not only can we have those families that we were able to lift up as a community, those others that come to these events get to actually experience and hear from these families about what it means to have that opportunity that they may not have had before, so its very impactful,” said Chamberlain.

Tickets for the fundraiser are available at Investment Planning Counsel, Seaborn Insurance, or by contacting Dayna Chamberlain at (306) 690-6534. Sponsorship inquiries can also be directed to Dayna.

More info about the event can be found on the Habitat for Humanity’s Facebook event page.

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