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Rosés in May! A fundraiser for Firefighter Aid Ukraine

No Oilers game scheduled for Thursday night, so no excuses!
Wine-tastings are back, and this one is special: a fundraiser for Firefighter Aid Ukraine. Photo submitted.

Mark your calendar for May 19. A wine-tasting event from Aligra Wine & Spirits (two years since the last one!) is now being held at Lexus West Edmonton - 111 Ave. at 170 St.--a larger space and a way to allow more patrons to help raise money for a worthy cause, Firefighter Aid Ukraine.

Aligra Wine & Spirits co-owner Alison Phillips invites everyone to join in tasting up to 25 different new and exciting Rose wines from all around the world, and from many different grape varieties and blends. "Sipping on a Rose makes you feel happy, relaxed and light-hearted," said Phillips, adding #drinkpink and #roseallday have been trending for several years, with no signs of going away. "Roses are a great way to enjoy patio season, being outside more and socializing with friends."

Wine Representatives will be on site, pouring a selection of favourite Rose wines from their portfolios.  Light appetizers will be available thanks to the generous participation of caterer Jimmy Shewchuk and his team. Bruce Kirkland (Lexus West Edmonton) offered the larger space for the special event.

Of  Firefighter Aid Ukraine (FAU), Edmonton businessman Vitaliy Milentyev says medical supplies and needed gear has been getting directly to emergency response workers in Ukraine, delivered to Ukraine by privately-chartered cargo plane and bypassing red tape. FAU continues collecting much-needed equipment and supplies, and all funds raised go toward sourcing medical supplies in Canada and closer to Ukraine's borders.


"While we in Edmonton enjoy sipping lovely spring wines, let's open our hearts and wallets to assist people going through what we can never truly imagine. Hopefully we'll make a difference," said Phillips. Please share this with your friends!  We look forward to welcoming you back next week Thursday May 19 and raising money for this very worthy cause."

The Rose wine-tasting for a cause event goes from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10 per person. All participants must be 18 years or older.  Please arrange for a safe ride home. See for more information.