Founder's Day in Ottawa Wine Tasting
Thursday, March 6, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lord Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON (Mackenzie Room inside Grill 41)

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Celebrate Founder's Day at our Ottawa Branch Wine Tasting Event. Our event takes place in the Mackenzie Room, inside Grill 41.

Accredited sommelier and alumna, Debbie Trenholm BA’92, President of Savvy Company, will host a sommelier-lead wine tasting featuring hard-to-find wines from Ontario’s wine regions.  Throughout the evening, Debbie and her team will share stories about the featured wines.

It will be a festive night of enjoying fine award-winning wines and discovering new favourites, while socializing with other alumni and celebrating Western's 136th anniversary.

Registration is $20 per person and includes hot and cold appetizers, two red wine and two white wine samples and a welcome glass of sparkling wine. 
Please register by Monday, March 3, 2014.

Sorry, no refunds.


Founder’s Day is celebrated annually by the Western community on March 7. It is a time for Western to remember the contributions of its founders and celebrate our students, staff, faculty and alumni and their accomplishments. One of Canada’s oldest universities, Western was founded on March 7, 1878 when the UWO Act was proclaimed. To commemorate this day, members of the Alumni Association have developed a grassroots initiative to promote Founder’s Day.

  Join Founder's Day on Social Media

Update your status to "Purple and Proud" and use the #since1878 hashtag on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Use "since1878" to tag photos and videos on Flickr and YouTube.

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We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.

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