Raise a glass to success of wine and poetry event

Bowen Island Arts Council
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The Bowen Island Art Council sends special thanks to Paul Rickett of the Bowen Beer & Wine Cellar and Sandra Oldfield, CEO of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, for Friday’s Wine is Bottled Poetry event.
The winery donated a two-night stay at its guest suite as the prize for a silent auction, while the store hosted the wine tasting, donated 50 cents per bottle of Tinhorn Creek wine sold Friday to BIAC, and provided prizes for our poetry winners.
Thanks also to the public for its cash donations and for bidding on the silent auction prize. Congrats to Gerard and Marie Martinez who cast the winning bid.
In total, we raised close to $650 to help support our programming and services. We are very grateful.
Our poetry contest proved popular with 120 votes cast. Hats off Pat Adams and Alan Whitehead, the poets whose words attracted the most votes from the public.

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The winning poems are...

At sundry events among friends of mine

I’m offered refreshment, but I must opine

That when it comes to choice,
I walk a fine line.

Don’t offer me vodka, for I must decline

Forget about gin — it’s too benign

If you give me rum,
I’ll continue to whine.

My only request is not out-of-line

I simply demand that fruit of the vine—

That liquid nectar of Grand Design

Which bears the brand
of Tinhorn Wine!

Pat Adams

there was
a time before
BC wine

when I felt
less fine
than now.
Alan Whitehead

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