Thursday Evening Early Bird

Thursday, June 9th, 2022 Early Bird Event

Outdoor evening event at Niagara College Teaching Winery

Our Thursday evening event will take place under a tent beside the vineyard at Niagara College Teaching Winery (135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake).  It is located within walking distance (10 minutes) of White Oaks Resort.

Time 6:30 to 9:30pm

Cost $100 per person

If you have already registered for the Gala and would like to add the Thursday Evening event, please click here!

(includes a glass of sparkling wine and 2 drink tickets; more will be available for purchase)

This will be a casual outdoor event, so please dress for the weather.

Official welcome at 7pm, with a ceremonial “Sabrage” (sabering a bottle of sparkling wine).

We will then welcome funnyman  Joe Pillitteri  for a brief comedy routine.  Joe was born and raised in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  He is an emcee, stand-up comedian, inspirational speaker, and motivational leader.  Joe has received numerous awards, including Citizen of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the community.  His comedy is sure to entertain us all.

Chef Tim MacKiddie from Smoke and Barrel Niagara will prepare a variety of rustic food items served outdoors overlooking the vineyard.  Tim has honed his skills in the Niagara Region, with particular emphasis on using seasonal local produce paired with local wines. He has been featured in multiple media publications, and TV productions; he’s a guest chef for industry events and fundraisers; and is a recipient of the Ontario Hostelry Institute top 30 under 30.

Join us for a casual evening of entertainment, food, and wine.  Enjoy a friendly game of cornhole or take a leisurely stroll through the vineyard with a glass of wine.  This a great opportunity to become reacquainted with friends and fellow Marmitons after too long an interruption.