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Nature trust event ‘earth wind and fire’

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(Kelowna, BC) Earth Wind Fire 2011 returns to the Delta Grand Okanagan on Saturday, June
18. This popular fundraiser will be celebrating The Nature Trust of BC’s 40 years of land
conservation in the Okanagan
“Our committee has planned an evening of exceptional value with fabulous food, sensational wine
and great dance music,” said Garry Benson, volunteer co-chair. “You are sure to enjoy the
relaxed, friendly atmosphere.”
This fundraiser will start at 5:30 pm with a sparkling reception hosted by Summerhill Pyramid
Winery, including a silent auction. Guests will then enter the ballroom where sizzling local chefs
with their rising stars and members of Culinary Team British Columbia and Culinary Youth Team
Canada will demonstrate their cooking talents, paired with a fine selection of Okanagan wines
and other beverages.
Local chefs who will join Stuart Klassen, Executive Chef of the Delta Grand, are:

  • Rod Butters, RauDZ Regional Table
  • Bernard Casavant, Manteo Resort / Wild Apple Restaurant
  • Geoffrey Couper, Okanagan Chefs Association
  • Mark Filatow, Waterfront Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Willi Franz, Grapevine Restaurant at Gray Monk Winery

And showcasing their acclaimed wines will be

  • Aces Okanagan Estate Winery, Naramata
  • Ancient Hill Vineyards, Kelowna
  • Calona Vineyards, Kelowna
  • Desert Hills Estate Winery, Oliver
  • Ex Nihilo Vineyards, Lake Country
  • Gray Monk Estate Winery, Okanagan Centre
  • Hester Creek Estate Winery, Oliver
  • Hillside Estate Winery, Penticton
  • Howling Bluff Estate Winery, Naramata
  • Intrigue Wines, Lake Country
  • Painted Rock Estate Winery, Penticton
  • Peller Estates, Kelowna
  • Road 13 Vineyards, Oliver
  • Sandhill Wines, Kelowna
  • Silver Sage Wineries, Oliver
  • Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna
  • Tantalus Vineyards, Kelowna
  • Tinhorn Creek, Oliver

In the distinctive blue bottles, refreshing water from Miller Springs Ltd and for the beer lovers
Okanagan Spring.Tom Kennedy, co-chair said, “This event reflects the generous spirit of the Okanagan Valley. We
are very grateful for everyone’s support.”
Contributing their zest to the evening will be MCs Andy and Tj, radio’s first couple from 101.5 EZ
Rock. From jazz to pop, the entertainment will rock! Local jazz singer Anna Jacyszyn will add
glitter to the opening reception, while Bobby Bruce will perform his acclaimed tribute to Neil
Diamond and other pop sensations.
There will be a snappy live auction, including The Great Wall of Wine and other fabulous items.
Tickets are $150 and reserved tables for 8 are $1,200 and tables for 10 $1,500. Sponsor tables
are also available: Earth table $10,000; Wind table $5,000; Fire table $2,500.
The Nature Trust of BC is a leading non-profit land conservation organization. A leader in
protecting BC’s natural diversity of plants and animals, The Nature Trust acquires and conserves
critical habitats and other areas of ecological significance with a focus on the Okanagan. Along
with our partners, The Nature Trust has invested more than $71 million to secure over 450
parcels of land totaling 61,000 hectares (150,000 acres) throughout British Columbia.
Net proceeds from this event will help The Nature Trust acquire a significant 2,000 acre grassland
property at Twin Lakes. Grasslands are one of Canada’s most endangered ecosystems. Almost
40% of the Okanagan’s grasslands have disappeared. This project is a top priority for the South
Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program- a partnership of over 50 conservation
organizations. Twin Lakes will double the conservation holdings of The Nature Trust in this area.

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