Third Annual Sip and Savour Presented by numpfer is a Sell Out

Sparkly Fundraising Options Still Available

Thanks to overwhelming local support, all tickets for the third annual Sip and Savour presented by numpfer have been purchased. The annual grazing, mingling and shopping event benefits BC Women’s Newborn ICU at North Vancouver’s Pipe Shop on November 19th. Those who still want to support the incredible cause still have options – direct donations can be made to BC Women’s, or, a a sparklier option, select LOLO Jewellery bracelets can be purchased online with 50 percent of proceeds being donated up to $7,500 (see below for details).
More than 250 guests will join event hosts Tamara Taggartnumpfer, BC Women’s Hospital Foundation, and a number of local small businesses at the scenic North Shore Pipe Shop. The event is generously designed and executed with the donation of time and resources from Filosophi Events and Epic Events.


Event-goers will sample food and drink from some of Vancouver’s most sought after locales like The Mackenzie Room,  TUC Craft Kitchen, BETA5 Chocolates, H Tasting Lounge, Juniper, Arbor and more. A silent auction featuring more than 80 items valued at over $15,000 will also be available for bids. Auction sponsors include: AnnaLena, CookCulture, Jam Cafe, Knifewear, Matchstick Coffee, MeeT, Nuba, Road 13 Vineyards, SPUD, Two Rivers Meats, Uno Gelato, Beluga Baby, numpfer, Arc’teryx, Bed Bath and Beyond, Oak + Fort, Plenty, Saje Wellness, Barre Fitness, Soulcycle, EVO, and The Westin Bayshore.




Guests, sponsors and supporters will celebrate together with the goal of raising $50,000 to purchase a much-needed Maquet Servo-n neonatal ventilator. For many premature and critically ill babies in the NICU, respiratory support literally means the difference between life and death. Sip and Savour’s first two events raised funds towards the purchase of an incubator and phototherapy system.


For more information on the event visit or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share your photos and follow along with event hashtag  #sipandsavouryvr


Additional Ways to Support ‘Sip and Savour’ 


Below are three additional ways to support Sip and Savour if you are unable to attend. Donate to BC Women’s, purchase a LOLO Jewellery bracelet, or recreate one of the cocktails at home that guests will be sipping on at the charity event.


Donations can be made directly to the BC Women’s Foundation by clicking here


LOLO Jewellery
LOLO Jewellery has generously set aside 100 bracelets and willdonate half of the proceeds from the following three styles up to $7,500. These beautiful pieces make a great Christmas gift for anyone on your list.


Meaning: Black spinel is said to solve all root causes of all the physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances. The meaning of Black Spinel is to clear out problems and to return to original state. Clears out negative energies.


Meaning: Protects one from negativity, enhances intuition, give strength and courage


Meaning: The Onyx crystal stone meaning symbolizes initiation and change. It inspires feelings of personal power that comes from facing your fears. It frees your soul from of self-doubt and anxiety by guiding you to a richer, more meaningful existence.


Cocktail Party at Home
Create H Tasting Lounge’s Cocktail True Lies that they will be serving at ‘Sip and Savour’ at home:
2 oz. Stoli premium vodka
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. charred pineapple cordial
1 oz. pineapple marmalade
Shake and strained into rocks glass with ice. Garnished with dehydrated pineapple and pineapple fronds.
The cocktail competed in the Stoli Key West cocktail classic in the summer. Won and represent Vancouver along with 13 other competitors from all over Canada and USA. Inspired by Key West and it’s reputation as being a safe haven for the LGBT community who may not be able to live an authentic life in their hometowns.


About numpfer
Named after founder Sarah Robbins’ childhood nickname, numpfer is an organic, multi-function baby product line made in Vancouver, British Columbia. The stylish and highly absorbent, ‘must have’ bibs work triple time as bib, washcloth and burp cloth. The no-fuss, side-tie design offers easy fastening allowing baby to stay dry, cozy and comfortable. The blanket line is equally essential for swaddling, and cuddling with luxurious softness against baby’s delicate skin.
numpfer is a result of Sarah’s observations of the nurses using washcloths as bibs during her experience at BC Women’s NICU. Once home Sarah couldn’t find the functional, absorbent, soft and stylish bib she was searching for – so she created  her own. The result was numpfer – a line of multi-use, ultra soft bibs that has grown to include blankets – and is now sold in 45 stores all over the world.


About BC Women’s Newborn ICU
When a baby is born too soon, too small, or too sick to survive without help, BC Women’s Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit is there to deliver the highest level of life-saving care in BC and the Yukon. Many hospitals focus on either mom or baby, but BC Women’s, recognize the importance of caring for both together under one roof.
About BC Women’s Hospital Foundation 


BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation is dedicated to raising sufficient funds to enable BC Women’s to function as the leader in women’s health. Donor support enables the Foundation to support programs at BC Women’s that reflect the healthcare needs of women and their families. For more information on the Foundation please visit

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