20th Annual “Wine’d Up” Event Supports Whistler Search & Rescue October 26

20th Annual “Wine’d Up” Event Supports 
Whistler Search & Rescue


On Saturday, October 26th, 2019, the Whistler Search and Rescue Society (WSAR) will hold its annual “Wine’d Up” fundraising dinner and auction. The evening includes a five-course gourmet delight, paired with select wines from Spain, Italy, France and California. This year marks a very special year, celebrating 20 years for the event, and founding Chef Bernard Casavant will be joined by four of Whistler’s top chefs.


Brad Sills, the President of WSAR, notes that Wine’d Up is the single largest source of revenue for his volunteer-driven agency. WSAR saves numerous lives every year, and the non-profit organization is an invaluable resource to the RCMP, the local community, and the visitors to Whistler who propel the resort’s economy. Since its inception the fundraising dinner has raised funds to enable their volunteers and the society to successfully meet their mandate and the needs of the community and visitors it serves.
International Cellars Inc., the wine agency that founded the event 20 years ago with Chef Bernard will provide a selection of premium wines that will be paired with cuisine from these five renowned Whistler chefs:


  • Steve Bjormark, Executive Events Chef, Whistler Blackcomb/Vail Resorts
  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava – SPAIN
  • Bernard Casavant, Director of Operations, RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd.
  • Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio – ITALY
  • Mark McLoughlin, Executive Sous Chef, Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar
  • Maison Louis Jadot Bourgogne Chardonnay – FRANCE
  • Dustin Harkness, Executive Chef, Whistler Cooks Catering
  • Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, CALIFORNIA
  • Anup Chaubal, Executive Pastry Chef, Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • Tommasi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso – ITALY


In addition to outstanding food and wine, guests will enjoy live and silent auctions featuring items generously donated by businesses, artists, and individuals from the local community and beyond.


Recommended attire for the evening is smart casual.
The event is generously supported by Whistler Blackcomb Vail Resorts.


Whistler Search and Rescue Society’s “Wine’d Up” Dinner & Auction
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Dusty’s Bar & Grill, Whistler Creekside
Reception & Hors D’Oeuvres 6:30 pm


Tickets $190 on sale September 9th


For tickets please visit Whistler Search & Rescue website: www.whistlersar.com


About Whistler Search & Rescue: Founded in 1972, the Whistler Search and Rescue Society is a registered charitable organization in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Its primary function is that of a community resource to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a variety of search and rescue functions. They utilize helicopter rescue, and are equipped with helicopter long-line, high angle rope, and mountain rescue equipment.



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About International Cellars Inc: “Over 35 Years of Sales & Marketing Excellence”
Established in 1983 by company President Michael Shuster, International Cellars has become one of the leading independent fine wine agencies in Western Canada. Their portfolio represents a collection of some of the world’s most iconic and sought-after wine brands representing a range of categories and segments.


Media release and image provided by Dana Lee Harris, Dana Lee Consulting Ltd.


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