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Big White Wine Gala Welcomes Home Silver Medalist Kelsey Serwa

Big White Wine Gala Welcomes Home Silver Medalist Kelsey Serwa

Big_WhitesBig White Ski Resort is changing their popular “Big Whites at Big White” annual wine evening into a gala fundraising event supporting the Big White Racers Ski Club. It will also be a homecoming for Olympic silver medalist, Kelsey Serwa, who is a Big White Racer alumni and graduate of their Nancy Greene program.

The Big White Wine Gala is Saturday, March 22 and combines BC’s finest white wines with the culinary talents of Big White’s local chefs. This year there will also be a live auction, late night dancing, and a delectable dessert bar - all in support of the Big White Racers.

“The Big White Racers aim to provide quality alpine racing programs that provide development opportunities for young skiers of varying economic status,” says Michael Ballingall, VP at Big White Ski Resort. “We’re hoping that the spring gala event will raise awareness about what the club offers and also raises some much needed funds.”

The event features primarily white wines; however there are always a few red options and even some ice wine to try. This year, the big whites represented will include wines from Peller Estates, Ex Nihilo, Gray Monk and Township 7 - to name a few. The live auction prizes include a week stay on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, a VIP winter wonderland dinner for seven at Big White, and a ski date with former Canadian World Cup Team member Edith Rozsa.

Big_White Gala“Our aim with the Big White Ski Racers is to keep registration fees affordable for all kids that have dreams to one day be an Olympian like Kelsey,” said Catherine Martin, President of the Big White Racers Ski Club. “The only way to reach our goals is through aggressive fundraising so we are very grateful that Big White has partnered with us. The funds will go towards making registration more affordable, hiring experienced coaches and providing the correct equipment to keep kids safe.”

 

Wine tasting

The wine tasting and food samples take place from 7 to 9pm, and then the live auction, dancing and dessert bar will continue the night from 9pm until midnight all in Big White’s Village Centre Mall. Tickets are priced at $75 per person;  contact the concierge desk at concierge@bigwhite.com.

www.bigwhite.com

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