Category: Festivals

Gracias! Taste of Spain fundraiser kicks off fall season

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A beautiful cool evening and the art-deco industrial home of Junction Craft Brewing welcomed revellers for the successful Taste of Spain fundraiser in support of Friends of Sorauren Park and Friends of Charles G. Williams Park on September 8.

Thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored, donated, volunteered and worked the event, a magical evening.

Funds raised will support free programming at Sorauren Park and playground renovations at Charles G. Williams Park.

Produced by Friends of Sorauren Park and presented by Junction Craft Brewing, the event started with a shuttle bus from the park, sponsored by Pollocks Home Hardware. Following the lively cocktail hour, diners enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by Chef Bruno Beaudoin (GM, Novotel Ottawa) and Executive Chef David Neinstein (Barque Smokehouse). Throughout, everyone was entertained by the Jorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble. The Roncesvalles Pass and the hamlet of Sorauren are both places in Spain, the names coming to Toronto via settler Colonel Walter O’Hara following his Napoleonic War exploits.

Such an event cannot happen without the support of the many individuals, organizations and local businesses who purchased tickets, as well as our sponsors and donors. Thank you.

PRESENTED BY:  Junction Craft Brewing

Supporting Sponsors:  Aya Kitchens and Baths   Curated Properties

Music Sponsor:  Scooter Girl Toys

Supplier Sponsors: Barque   Willem & Jools   Mabels

Shuttle Bus Sponsor:  Pollocks Home Hardware

Friend of the Park:  My Olive

PRODUCED BY: Friends of Sorauren Park

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Thanks also to our Silent Auction Sponsors and Donors:

The Ace
Boomerang Pilates
Cafe Luna Junction
Classical Music Conservatory
The Commoner
Leslie Norgate
Lifemaps – Andrew Alfred-Duggan
The Mercantile
My Olive
Novotel Ottawa
Qanuk Interiors
Roncesvalles Mac
suetables
Village Juicery
The Westerly

Taste of Spain fundraiser for the park Sept. 8

Last block of tickets! Limited availability, book now.

A (Delicious) Fundraiser for Sorauren Park
Licenced event 19+

Saturday, September 8, 2018
7 – 11:30 p.m.
Junction Craft Brewing, 150 Symes Road

  • Take the shuttle bus from Sorauren Park
    Departing the park: 6:30 pm and 7 pm
    Leaving Junction Craft Brewing returning to the park: 11 pm and 11:30 pm

Buy your tickets online and reserve your seat on the shuttle bus. Limited spaces available.

Tickets: $150/person
Table: $1,200 for table of 8… contact us
Includes all food, wine, entertainment and shuttle bus. Proceeds to the non-profit Friends of Sorauren Park and Friends of Charles G. Williams Park

Who
The Friends of Sorauren Park is a non-profit community organization of volunteers dedicated to the completion of the Wabash Community Centre and enjoyment of Sorauren Park through free programming such as outdoor movie nights, a public skating rink and more.

What
A Taste of Spain is our first fundraising dinner — an event that will feature a delicious menu curated by celebrated local chefs and inspired by the flavours of Spain. It will be a lively and elegant evening of food, wine and entertainment.

Where
The Junction Craft Brewing, 150 Symes Rd. The 1930s art deco brewery provides a unique and memorable backdrop, where guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle before enjoying a sit-down dinner. A central stage will host a variety of flamenco-style music and dancing.

Why
The Friends of Sorauren Park is committed to continuing its tradition of community building in the Roncesvalles, Parkdale and Brockton neighbourhoods by offering events, programs and capital improvements to enhance the enjoyment of Sorauren Park. This event is a fundraiser to support programming, and the renovation of the Charles G. Williams Playground.

We need volunteers
The Friends of Sorauren Park is looking for volunteers to help us with this event, for set up, tear-down, as greeters and bus captains, and anyone with food service experience. Sign up as a volunteer.

Did you know?
Roncesvalles, Spain, is the site of a battle against Napoleon in the 19th
 century, in which Colonel Walter O’Hara, a prominent member of the British army, fought before immigrating to Toronto. Today, Roncesvalles Avenue marks land he once owned, and several streets in the surrounding neighbourhood are named after his family (Marion Street – his wife; Constance Street – his daughter, etc.) Sorauren was another battle site in Spain during the 1813 Battle of the Pyrenees.

PRESENTED BY:  Junction Craft Brewing

Supporting Sponsors:  Aya Kitchens and Baths   Curated Properties

Music Sponsor:  Scooter Girl Toys

Supplier Sponsors: Barque   Willem & Jools   Mabels

Shuttle Bus Sponsor:  Pollocks Home Hardware

Friend of the Park:  My Olive

PRODUCED BY: Friends of Sorauren Park

Buy your tickets and reserve your seat on the shuttle bus

Thanks for a great WaBASH Fall Festival

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It was a hot time in the park on Saturday Sept. 23! Thanks everyone who attended The WaBASH Fall Festival. The Kids Zone was packed, the Pup Show was a hit (and hoot), the bands were on fire, the pizza oven was on fire, the food was delicious, the evening perfect for outdoor movies.

Big thanks to all our volunteers who kept the event moving seamlessly. Thanks to our musicians and authors and food vendors. Here’s the full schedule of events and participants.

You can see more coverage and video on our Facebook page.

A special thanks to our amazing sponsors, whose support allows us to produce these free events for the community. Please show them your support.

 

WaBASH Fall Festival Sept. 23

Bring your family, friends and neighbours to the party in the park! The bash on Wabash!

The Friends of Sorauren Park and its partners present The WaBASH Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 4 – 10 p.m. at the park, 50 Wabash Avenue.

  • Great live music
  • Delicious food from local vendors including pizza from the park’s new community bake oven
  • Fun-filled Kids Zone including story telling with great local authors
  • Pup Show for dogs and their owners
  • Outdoor movies featuring classic Canadian shorts and the Oscar-nominated Fly Away Home… the final outdoor movies of the year.

Visit our WaBASH event web page for full event programming and updates. Follow SoraurenPark on social media, and subscribe to our newsletter.  Contact us to Volunteer or Sponsor.

Big thanks to Meridian Credit Union, our Presenting Sponsor, and all our amazing sponsors who support the park and make these events possible.