The Gimli Film Festival is ecstatic to have raised over $3000 at our 1st annual Red & White Fundraiser, and it’s all thanks to the amazing support of our fans and sponsors from Gimli and across Manitoba!
The event took place in Gimli’s historic Johnson Hall on November 16th and included complimentary wine sampling, a five-course menu from Urban Prairie Cuisine, performances by local tango dancers, raffles, prizes, drinking, dancing and so much fun.
The festival sends its huge heartfelt thanks to local community for coming out and supporting this first annual event. Big thanks to Chef Craig Guenther from Urban Prairie Cuisine and Flavia Fernandez Fabio of Escalade Wine & Spirits for her excellent selection of wines. Special thanks to Royal Bank of Canada for their support of this event and ongoing dedication to the festival. And last but not least a huge thanks to all of the board members, staff, volunteers and other supporters who made the event possible!
The evening wrapped up with the raffle prize draw, with spectacular gifts care of Glen Martin, Eagle Vision, Norma Bailey, Sandstone Gift Essentials, Suzanne Barrow, Steinunn Bessason, the Gibson Family, Olive Hnatiuk (Gimli Art Club), Terry Mellway (Gimli Art Club), Gimli Ice Festival, Lakeview Hotel, Packers Women’s Fashion, Sugar Me Cookie Boutique, New Iceland Heritage Museum, Syndi Prokopich at Ixtapa Travel, RM of Gimli, H.P. Tergesen & Sons General Merchant, Steinunn Bessason, My Sole’s Path, uuyoga Studio, Terry MacLeod, Flatland Coffee Roasters, Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, Sandy Hook Soap Factory, Claire Gillis & Ernest Stefanson, Gimli Pharmasave, Manitoba Liquor Mart and Gloria Gathercole.
All proceeds will be contributed towards the 18th Annual Gimli Film Festival, running from July 25th – 29th, 2018!