International Women’s Day Dinner Continues to Grow with First South Okanagan Event

On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner by The Paisley Notebook at Liquidity Wines in Okanagan Falls. All profits from the fourth-annual dinner will be donated to Foundry Penticton and Kelowna, South Okanagan Women in Need Society and Slow Food Canada.

This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Andrea Callan (Red Fox Club at Indigenous World Winery, West Kelowna), Aman Dosanj (The Paisley Notebook, Kelowna), Dana Ewart (Penticton), Christine Sandford (Biera, Edmonton) and Kelsey Johnson (Café Linnea, Edmonton). Along with wine pairings generously donated by top winemakers and winery owners from across the Okanagan Valley – Alison Moyes (Liquidity Wines), Christy Bibby (Nighthawk Vineyards), Leslie D’Andrea (Noble Ridge) and Severine Pinte (La Stella Winery). Each Chef will take on a course with the 2019 International Women’s Day #EachForEqual theme in mind.

“We are so incredibly grateful to Aman for bringing together talented and passionate chefs and wineries who put on a wonderful evening in celebration of International Women’s Day. This event has been held in Kelowna the last three years, all totalled they have raised over $16,000 for mental health initiatives at CMHA Kelowna and Foundry Kelowna. We cannot underestimate what it means for our mental health to have someone to talk to, to share a meal with and to have a safe place to belong. When we feel connected to others we are more likely to take steps to feel good about ourselves and the community in which we live”, says Shelagh Turner, Executive Director, CMHA Kelowna.

Event Details:

  • Sunday, March 8, 2020, 5 PM to 9.30 PM
  • Hosted at Liquidity Bistro (4720 Allendale Road, Okanagan Falls, BC, Canada, V0H 1R2)
  • Tickets cost $165 (+ booking fee) – price includes 5-course dinner with wine pairings. All profits (after operating costs) will be donated to Foundry Penticton and Kelowna, SOWINS, Slow Food Canada.
  • This event features a set menu and silent auction
  • Unfortunately, certain allergies and special dietary needs may not be accommodated, please contact before purchasing tickets
  • Approximately 50 tickets available. Tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Parking is available at the winery

For more information on The Paisley Notebook visit Tickets are available to purchase from February 3 via This year, those unable to attend can still donate to the cause through the event page.

About Foundry Penticton and Kelowna

Foundry Kelowna is an integrated youth and family clinic that unites partner organizations to provide coordinated services addressing the primary care, mental health, substance use, counseling and social service needs of youth 
aged 12 – 24 and their families. Foundry supports young peoples’ wellbeing by intervening early so youth can find the help they need, when they need it. See for more information.

About South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS)

SOWINS offers programs and services to provide shelter, safety and support by helping individuals recognize, understand and overcome the impacts of abuse. Their services are given to individuals who have experienced, or who are at risk of experiencing violence or abuse in the South Okanagan (from Summerland to Osoyoos and from Naramata to Keremeos). For more information, see

About Slow Food Canada

Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them; good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers and academics in over 160 countries. For more information, see

Media release and image provided by Aman Dosanj, The Paisley Notebook

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