More than 250 guests – from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan – enjoyed fabulous meals in this year’s edition of Les Dames BC Summerdine. The venues included private rooms, intimate patios, vineyard terraces, and decks with breath taking views of our beautiful province, all made possible thanks to the gracious support of chefs, restaurateurs and their staff, who greeted our guests and prepared outstanding dinners.
Along with popular restaurants that have been part of Summerdine before, we were excited to add several new participants, as well as two amazing events hosted by Dames on Vancouver Island – a delicious luncheon at Sea Cider Farm, and a luxurious dinner at Providence Farm. Summerdine tickets were sold out, generating over $18,000 in sales, a testament to the broad public support for our Scholarship Program.
Our popular 50/50 ticket draw in Vancouver, awarded a prize of $1,034, with an equal amount going to our Green Tables initiatives. As a bonus to our guests, Savio Volpe (Vancouver) donated a $200 gift certificate for our social media #LDSummerdine contest, with the winning post coming from the Okanagan.
At the core of Summerdine are the many hours that all participating Dames volunteered to make this event happen. Like with all Dames’ events, Summerdine is only possible thanks to the professionalism and dedication of every single one of us, who give their time and effort to plan, coordinate and execute to reach our common goal. Inspired by a quote from one of our dear Dames: “None of us got this far by dreaming small”, as we wrap up this year’s Summerdine, we know we are already dreaming up big dreams for the next one.