On April 22, about 500 members of the Burnaby community will descend upon the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre for the 16th annual fundraiser presented by The Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown. The Rotary Wine, Food, and Music Festival is Burnaby’s premiere wine event. Guests are treated to a unique selection of local and international wines as well as a tantalizing assortment of casual and fine foods and live music.
“We’re very excited about this annual fundraiser,” says Vivian, a longtime member of The Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown. “It’s a time where you can socialize with friends while sipping great wine and tasting some wonderful foods from the local community.”
Guests enjoy culinary delights from local restaurants and organizations while listening to the music of the SFU Concert Orchestra—all while giving back to a good cause. This year’s 2017 event will include local craft beer and jazz music by Urbana Big Band.
“It’s our major fundraiser, a chance to raise money for all the programs we support,” says Vivian. “We’ve been hosting it for 15 years. Last year we raised about $25,000.”
All proceeds for the event go towards the club’s many programs and charity initiatives such as Rotary-sanctioned literacy programs, the Rotary International Polio Plus Program, the Rotary Coats for Kids program and the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.
To find out more about The Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown and its programs, visit their burnabymetrotownrotary.org  You can find out more about The Rotary Wine, Food, and Music Festival by visiting their rotarywinefestival.com.