(Granby) Nearly 500 people had the opportunity to taste wines from here and elsewhere in the Great International Wine & Liquor Fair on Sunday at the Miner Heritage Farm in Granby. Between $ 10,000 and $ 12,000 was raised in the space of six hours for Fondation du Cegep de Granby.
The director of the Foundation, Serge Boulet, said he was very satisfied with the response of the people “for a first year.” The activity took place two years ago, but profits were then handed over to La Maison Au Diapason. The Cégep de Granby Foundation decided to take the concept of fundraising, which will allow students in need of an experience of study at the height of their ambitions.
A portion of the funds raised will also be invested in the project organization. “We scholarships to the commitment, scholarships perseverance. as scholarships for our students who are very strong, “said the director of the Foundation, Serge Boulet. “Really, it is a college project. CEGEP encouraging much the involvement of our youth; therefore, grants will be used to finance sports teams, educational travel abroad, “he continues. The nursing students, for example, will go to Haiti.
About the Great Fair
For $ 30, participants got a passport including a cut and 30 coupons redeemable against wine products. They also had the opportunity to purchase the products savored on site.
“It tasted like wine professionals unless they spit after tasting! We’re lucky enough to take a few sips, “said a consumer, who walked away with two purchases after a one-hour tour.
Among the fifty exhibitors, 60% were local artisans, says Serge Boulet. Participants were able to discover 250 wines and spirits. “We have a few big companies that import wine internationally. There are premium wines that people do not always have the chance to taste, “notes Serge Boulet. At the booth of the SAQ, the most expensive wine was Château Clerc Milon 2010, a grand cru retailer is $ 131 a bottle.
A dozen food producers were also in the game.