30th Charity Wine Auction Raises Over $200,000 For Local Charities



CALGARY, Alta. October 28, 2023 — The 30th Charity Wine Auction at Willow Park Wines & Spirits has successfully concluded, raising over $200,000 for local charities. This year’s beneficiaries included the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation in support of their Centre for Emerging Adult Mental Health, Hospice Calgary Children's Grief Centre, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Canada’s We Challenge. Money raised from the event is a combination of live auction and silent auction items, plus ‘Start Your Own Wine Cellar’ raffles organized by each charity. 

As guests embarked on a journey down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, the 30th Charity Wine Auction boasted an array of highlights including gourmet cuisine crafted by Calgary's finest chefs, a selection of premium libations from the world's top wineries, and exceptional live entertainment. To view the event click here

"The 30th Charity Wine Auction in Wonderland was truly unforgettable. Every year, the store transforms into a space of generosity, thanks to the dedicated efforts of volunteers, suppliers, donors, featured restaurants, performers, and our wonderful community," says Kelsey Glass, Director of Marketing at Willow Park Wines & Spirits.

For the past three decades, the Charity Wine Auction has amassed $5 million for charitable and non-profit organizations. The unwavering support of each vendor, volunteer, donor, and sponsor has been instrumental in achieving this milestone and enriching the lives of deserving Calgarians. As a prominent figure in the industry, Willow Park Wines & Spirits continues to put community investment at the forefront of the business to create new opportunities each year. 

SAVE THE DATE Saturday, October 19, 2024 for the 31st Charity Wine Auction. 

For more information and media inquiries, please contact:

Sarah Ross

Public Relations & Social Media Manager 

Willow Park Wines & Spirits 

403.296.1640 ext. 247



10801 Bonaventure Dr. SE Calgary, Alberta

About Willow Park Wines & Spirits:

Established in 1994 in Calgary, Alberta, Willow Park Wines & Spirits places customer service and community investment at the forefront. With over 10,000 products in-store and over 5,000 online, the team continually keeps up to date on unique industry trends. In addition to their incomparable selection, they host an environment for building relationships and conducting educational experiences. They are positioned as the Trusted Experts and acknowledged as Canada’s authority on all things wines, beers, and spirits. 


About Calgary Co-op Community Foundation: 

The Calgary Co-op Foundation has always put community at the heart of everything they do. With a focus on food insecurity organizations, the Calgary Co-op Foundation invests millions each year through in-kind donations, funding for community programs, and charitable donations. 


About Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation:

The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is creating new hope for emerging adults through the Emerging Adult Central Innovation Hub. This centre offers a blend of virtual and physical spaces that connects emerging adult serving programs and agencies in the city so young people and their families know where they can turn to for help. Through a collaboration of AHS and UCalgary, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is creating one of the most significant changes to our mental health care system. A team of clinicians and researchers is leading a cultural shift around how the system responds to the unique needs of emerging adults—creating a bridge between the pediatric and adult care models. 


About Hospice Calgary Children’s Grief Centre:

Hospice Calgary Children's Grief Centre is a program in Southern Alberta dedicated to providing support to children and teenagers, aged 5-19, and their families who are experiencing grief and bereavement. Whether before or after loss, their centre offers guidance and assistance to help people navigate through this difficult process.


About Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Canada: 

MS Canada plays a vital role in Canadian communities by offering a wide range of resources, including information, support, educational events, and other forms of assistance to individuals and families affected by MS. The organization supports researchers who are dedicated to uncovering the cause of MS, improving treatment options with minimal side effects, and ultimately striving for a cure that benefits everyone impacted by the disease.