• 2 100 Wishes Granted
  • Naramata Bench Wineries coming to Victoria to support Make-A-Wish's 'ReWined' event


March 12, 2018 – Victoria, B.C. - The Make-A-Wish Foundation of B.C. & The Yukon are pleased to announce their upcoming spring event, ReWined, at the Crystal Garden on April 10th


Guests will have the opportunity to get the first sips of spring wine releases from 20 of the renowned wineries from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association, presented alongside delicious small bites from Vancouver Island local food providers, and a silent auction of wines and experiences. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Make-A-Wish.


“Just under 25 percent of all wishes granted throughout B.C. and the Yukon are granted to kids right here in our Island communities,” said Simone Conner, Vancouver Island Director, Make-A-Wish B.C. & Yukon, “so the more opportunities to raise funds and support these wishes, the better. We’re very grateful to the Naramata Bench Wineries Association for supporting us and we love the format of this unique event. Attendees are in for a treat as they sample these wines, enjoy the opportunity to bid on specialty wines and experiences, and support the granting of future wishes.”


Tina Baird, Director, Naramata Bench Wineries Association, added, ”Our wineries are pleased to be supporting Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon at the ReWined event.”


Conner, herself a wish parent, knows firsthand the power of a granted wish.


“My son, Ryan, received a wish to meet his hockey hero, Alex Ovechkin, in 2011,” said Conner. ”I know how important a wish can be for a child dealing with a critical illness—it was, and continues to be, such a powerful, positive memory for Ryan and all of us in the family. We invite islanders to come to Victoria on April 10th to ReWined, and come together to help grant more wishes through this event.” 


Tickets for #ReWined are on sale now, available through makeawishbc.ca/naramata.


The entire evening is generously presented by Long View Systems and Cisco Systems




















































Naramata Bench Wineries Association
One of Canada’s premiere grape growing areas and a top destination for wine enthusiasts is Naramata Bench Wine Country. Known for their exceptional wines and personal approach, the Naramata Bench Wineries Association has created a unique culture, presenting its wines and region with enthusiasm in fun and accessible ways that create exceptional wine experiences, both on the Bench and in cities they visit. http://www.naramatabench.com  


Stuart Chase

Director, Marketing & Communications

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon

P: 604.688.7944


Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @makeawishbcyk  


Tina Baird

Marketing Director

Naramata Bench Wineries Association

P: 250-486-3398


Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @naramatawines