FWE Program

Last night, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) held their Annual Gala, celebrating women entrepreneurs in the wine industry. Held at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, the room was packed with over 500 members and guests who were there to enjoy a networking reception, silent auction, and dinner.

Me with Terry David Mulligan and Sandra Oldfield
[Me with Terry David Mulligan and Sandra Oldfield]

Tina Baird, Sandra Oldfield, Eliana Bray
[Tina Baird, Sandra Oldfield, Eliana Bray]

L'Amour du Vin - silent auction
[L’Amour du Vin – silent auction]

The View Wines - silent auction
[The View – Silent Auction]

FWE Gala - silent auction
[Leanne Laine – Silent Auction]

Lolo Jewellery - silent auction
[Lolo Jewellery – silent auction]

Rolling Stones collection - silent auction
[Sympathy for the Devil – silent auction]

The Honourable Gordon Campbell greeted FWE members and guests, later giving a presentation at dinner. Campbell has been a FWE supporter for nine years.

Premier Gordon Campbell
[Premier Gordon Campbell at the Reception]

Arugula Sala with Acidulated Pears, Parmesan Freko
[Arugula Salad with Acidulated Pears, Parmesan Freko]

Seared Petit Beef Tenderloin and Salmon Filet
[Seared Petit Beef Tenderloin and Salmon Filet]

Dulche de Leche Cake
[Dulche de Leche Cake]

Since 2002, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs has provided mentorship, education, and support for women entrepreneurs. The programs within its organization help women to both increase business opportunities and their skill set. FWE has an amazing group of successful members. I was impressed by their visibility within the community.

According to FWE Chair and Founder, Christina Anthony, “We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s Gala. The caliber of the women entrepreneurs in B.C.’s wine industry is truly next-to-none. Being able to celebrate their achievements with some of our province’s best and brightest is an absolute honor.”

FWE Gala

There was an amazing selection of auction items on display. Everything from Winemaker for a Day from Laughing Stock Vineyards, to a full Napa Valley Experience, including flights, tastings, and accommodation, was up for grabs!

It was also pretty cool to meet Terry David Mulligan and Sandra Oldfield, owner of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. Both Terry David Mulligan and Daenna Van Mulligen (of Wine Diva fame) were on hand for a live taping of The Tasting Room.

Daenna Van Mulligen
[Daenna Van Mulligen]

Live Taping of The Tasting Room


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