A Toast to Canada Day
July 1, 2020 | 6 PM - 7 PM EST
Hosted by the Consulate General of Canada in Boston in partnership with the Canadian Entrepreneurs of New England (CENE)
This year, we brought Canada Day to your doorstep. Our celebration included a very special wine tasting carefully curated by Kaskadia Wine Merchants, a raffle of gifts direct from the provinces, and a special cocktail, "The Canadian Dream," shared from Crystal Head Vodka which is manufactured in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Net proceeds for this event went to the United Way of Canada and the United States in support of Covid-19 Relief Efforts.
Our working agenda for the evening was:
6:00 - 6:15 – Welcome and “O Canada” performed by Makayla Lynn.
6:15 - 6:35 – Virtual Wine Tasting led by experts from Perseus Winery, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia and Pondview Estate Winery, Ontario
6:35 - 6:55 – Crystal Head Vodka Cocktail Demo with Canadian Brand Ambassador, Andrew Daw. We’ll be mixing “The Canadian Dream,” a cocktail inspired by Canadian flavours of maple, apple and rhubarb and prepared with Crystal Head Vodka, a pure vodka from Newfoundland.
6:55 - 7:00 – Toast to Canada
Featured Wines are:
2018 Perseus Pinot Gris from the Perseus Winery, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Classic floral and grapefruit aromas intermingle with flavors of yellow apple, honey and hints of minerality. Best paired with light seafood and white meat dishes, or enjoyed as a brilliant apéritif.
2018 Pondview Cabernet Franc Rose from the Pondview Estate Winery, Ontario. This dry rosé is crafted from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes. It is layered with strawberry, watermelon, red grapefruit and roses, and pairs well with a strawberry spinach salad or grilled salmon.
Air Canada – 2 round trip economy class tickets
Alberta Gift Basket, sponsored by Calgary Economic Development & Edmonton Global:
Ontario Gift Basket, sponsored by the Ontario International Trade and Investment Office in Washington, D.C.
Set of Wine Country Ontario wine glasses
Variety Pack of Flow
A bottle of Canadian Ice Wine
Québec Gift Basket, sponsored by the Québec Government Office in Boston:
Cooking with Québec Maple Syrup, a cookbook by Anne Fortin
¾ oz Tonic Maison (Cocktail Mixer)
Palette de Bine (Chocolate Bar)
Le Petit Mas (Garlic Blossoms)
Grey Owl (Goat Cheese)
Dinette Nationale (Quinoa Souffle)
Thanks to our Sponsors:
With Appreciation for our Supporting Organizations:
The Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (CENE) is a volunteer, member-based organization focused on helping Canadian companies expand and succeed globally and we rely on the support of our community to host these programs.
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