Township 7 Winery & Pacific Assistance Dogs Society Launch “Savour & Support” Campaign in BC
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery is excited to partner with the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society in a fundraising campaign this fall. The winery is donating .25¢ for every bottle of Township 7 Chardonnay, Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc sold the month of October at BC government wine stores. In addition, Township 7 has teamed up with Blue Water Café for an inspiring and delectable charity dinner with all profits to PADS. For a quarter of a century, PADS dogs have changed lives. More than beautiful, healthy companions, they are specially trained to aid people. The non-profit Society trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities and supports their client/dog teams for the working life of the PADS’ dog.
Meet the friendly and hardworking dogs with PADS. Join us for a night of outstanding cuisine and wine at Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar paired with Township 7′s small lot, handcrafted wine from the Okanagan’s most spectacular wine region, the Naramata Bench. Township 7′s proprietors will entertain guests while they indulge in executive chef Frank Pabst’s delicious wine/food pairings in Yaletown’s definitive dining destination. Hear from PADS on their 25th anniversary on how their adorable service dogs give people with disabilities a new leash on life, while enjoying a taste of uniquely BC wines and extraordinary food.
Wine enthusiasts can enter to win tickets for two at this intimate multi-course experience by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from October 1-31, 2012 with “Savour & Support PADS contest” in the title and include their name, address, phone number and email address. More details are at www.township7.com/PADS.
“We’re very honoured to partner with such a worthy local charity who assists those in need in our community in such a direct and meaningful way,” said Mike Raffan, proprietor Township 7 Winery. “As Retriever owners ourselves, we love the loyalty, intelligence and joy that our dog brings to our lives and understand the life changing value they must bring to their assisted clients. We’re delighted to work with PADS again in their 25th year and wish them continued success with bringing an improved quality of life to so many in our communities.”
“PADS mission is to breed, raise, train and place assistance dogs for people with disabilities along with providing lifetime support to the working team,” said Laura Watamanuk, PADS Executive Director. “We currently have 77 working teams in the community along with over 40 puppies in training to meet the ever growing list of applicants. PADS is funded completely by donations so we are very excited and thankful for our partnership with Township 7 Winery. Their support enables PADS to change lives, one dog at a time.”
CHARITY DINNER – November 4, 2012
Blue Water Café + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton St., Vancouver or call 604.688.8078
Four course intimate wine dinner only $105 plus taxes & gratuity
LDB SIGNATURE STORE TASTINGS
Cambie & 39th Vancouver – October 20 – with PADS team onsite!
Nicola Station, Port Coquitlam & Highgate Villate, Burnaby – October 26, 27
Nordel Crossing, Surrey & Meadowtown, Pitt Meadows – October 19, 20
Alberni & Bute, Vancouver & Fleetwood, Surrey – October 12, 13
Sidney, Vancouver Island – October 5, 6
ABOUT PACIFIC ASSISTANCE DOGS SOCIETY
A non-profit organization, PADS exists to serve the community and foster greater independence and enrichment for its clients. PADS helps those facing a disability by raising, training and placing life changing assistance dogs. PADS supports successfully matched client/dog teams throughout the dogs’ working lives. PADS matches each special dog with a client to create a life-long bond. www.pads.ca
ABOUT TOWNSHIP 7 VINEYARDS & WINERY
Old World inspired. Artisan winemaking. Township 7 has two scenic locations in the Fraser and Okanagan Valleys. Visit our friendly staff at our wineries in south Langley or on the Naramata Bench for a casual, fun atmosphere and enjoy a wine tasting, picnic, or one of our art festivals – theatre, music, charity fundraisers, and more! Taste our small lot wines, handcrafted with a minimalist philosophy from our sustainably managed vineyards.www.township7.com