Anyone would love this job! Shari Merritt has been having great fun collecting money and bottles of wine from around the world!

“Its a fun job! Imagine all these generous people freely giving to their community! It’s all for a fabulous evening of fun and feasting at the Annual Wine Gala.”

Shari will soon see the results from her collecting efforts turned into a spectacular 70 bottle wall of wine! That astonishing display will be the backdrop for An Evening of Wine and Roses. March 8th marks the 7th Annual Rotary Wine Gala to be held at the Beach Grove Golf Club.  

This year features another first, tastings of both fabulous OLD WORLD and award winning NEW WORLD wines. Sampling and experts in attendance represent 12 wineries of international renown sampling up to 72 wines!

An unending parade of gourmet hors d'oeuvres prepared by award winning Chef Froilan Alejo will complement the palate pleasing nectars. Included are delightful surprises and many community pleasing favorites.

The satisfying decadence of goodness continues with an array of ‘to die for’ chocolate samplings. The entire evening promises phenomenal palate pleasing pleasure for any person!



The fabulous fun and feasting, all in the name of community support, turns to professional auctioneer, Ian Paton, to open silent and live auctions. The donated auction gifts range from modest to fabulous. That outrageous wall of wine will be the pinnacle item for the evening.

Exceptional among the auction items are a catered private dinner party. Outstanding TV Chef Wes Levesque of Urban Village Catering offers a memorable gourmet dinner at the winner’s residence. Bring this star into your home to make family history and have an unforgettable party with your friends!

Proceeds from the evening of sensory satisfaction support Rotary projects. Most are local projects. Some major, like the very popular and family friendly Rotary WaterWork at Diefenbaker Park, many others less grand.

The list of over 60 completed projects includes numerous youth and community development efforts. Also, international peace, education and humanitarian projects are backed by this fundraising success story.

Each year, An Evening of Wine and Roses Gala, now known as the the premier charity social event for the Tsawwassen community, enables Rotary to support more community work. As the primary local Rotary fundraiser, all wine lovers are invited to join in the great fun of this perfectly pleasant palate pleasing festivity.