2014 cocktail challenge
Batshaw Centres Foundation held its Fourth Annual Cocktail Challenge on April 8, 2014,. Once again, the event was a great success. Over 300 guests attended the event, which was held at the Parisian Laundry gallery. The winner of this year's coveted prize for best cocktail was won by Taverne, represented by Jon Cercone and Tiffany Auberbach. The two other participants were Burgundy Lion/ Bishop & Bagg and newcomer Joverse. Special thanks to our MC Andrew Carter and musical guest Yves Morin.
Those in attendance were treated to a special guest appearance by Ayisha Issa, a regular on the acclaimed French-language series Unité 9. In addition to her professional achievements, Ayisha is also a competitive jiu-jitsu practitioner and an active Batshaw volunteer.
We are particularly grateful to our sponsors, guests and donors, thanks to whom we managed to raise approximately $70,000 this year. That's $10,000 more than we raised during last year's fundraiser! Funds raised during the event will be used to support our pillar programs, which assist children, youths and families within Batshaw Centres community.
Batshaw Centres Foundation plays a vital role by providing emergency assistance, therapy, tutoring, scholarships, and by giving children an opportunity to attend summer camp. On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, we would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our donors and all of those in attendance, as well as those who purchased tickets but who weren't able to come. We hope to see you at our next annual fundraiser.
** Thank you to Olive Kirnon for the cocktail photography
COCKTAIL sponsors AND PARTICIPANTS