Kinettes raising money for outdoor gym

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April 29, 2015 8:15 AM

The Lloydminster Kinettes are having their 3rd annual Beer and Wine Tasting Night at the Elk Hall on May 9 to raise money for a local outdoor adult gym. People who attend will get to try out a variety of Canadian beers and wines and also have the chance to play some trivia and win some prizes while they’re at it.

“This year we’re doing only Canadian beer and Canadian wine. There will be some craft beer, some mainstream beer and the same with the wine. Some obscure ones and some really popular ones,” said Brianna Dunstan, Kinettes secretary and event chair for the night.

She says attendees will get ballots with descriptions of the drinks and then have to match the ones they’re tasting with the descriptions on the page. There will be prizes for those who get the most correct as well as those who get the least.

With this year’s addition of Canadian trivia, people can also win appetizers and prizes for their tables.

Last year the event raised around $1,000 and was put toward Cystic Fibrosis, but now that the Kinettes have an event dedicated to that cause, they decided to put the money toward a different project, this year being the outdoor gym.

The Beer and Wine Tasting Night started three years ago when some Kinettes members went to a similar fundraiser out of town and decided to bring the idea back to Lloydminster. Dunstan said the event is a cool way to raise money and give people the chance to try different wines and beers they may not get to try otherwise.

“I think it’s just a fun casual time with your friends. There are things going on but you can also chat, it’s just a fun relaxing night.”

Tickets for the event are $30 and anyone interested can contact Brianna at 306-307-3976

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