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Salut! 2012 - An evening of wine, roses and inspiration

06/13/12

On Thursday May 17, the Restaurant International at Algonquin College was aglow with wine, roses and candles, as guests arrived for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa’s Salut! 2012, presented by TD Bank and supporting sponsor, Bell.

Over 100 guests enjoyed a lovely gourmet meal, prepared by the culinary students at Algonquin College.  Vic Harradine, renowned sommelier, once again chose wonderful wines to accompany each course and imparted wine knowledge with guests as he went table to table. 

Guest speaker, Alanna Sterling, touched the hearts of every guest.  She spoke of her life challenges, the support she has received from CAS, and how the Dare to Dream bursary, provided by the Foundation, is helping her in her quest to obtain a Sciences degree at the University of Ottawa.  Alanna thanked all of the guests for coming out to show their support of the Foundation’s work and she noted “their generous donations have given her the opportunity to shine”. 

Fierce bidding at the auction table kept guests very busy throughout the evening.  Many guests took home the item that they really wanted.  And their generosity helped raise over $22,000 for the evening.