March 19-Wells of Hope supporters and volunteers celebrated the 8th annual Taste and See event on March 6th with a record number of attendees. Over 200 people gathered at Casablanca Winery Inn and enjoyed an evening of the finest food and wine and beer that Niagara has to offer.

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An evening program included words from Camp visitors Debbie Zimmerman, Peggie Bosanac, Paul van der Zalm who shared the impact of their experiences going to Guatemala and becoming more engaged in the work of Wells of Hope. Community Development Coordinator Randy Hendriks completed the evening program with an overview of the organization’s goals and current projects.  Music was provided throughout the evening by Herb Nelson. There was also a silent auction, raffles and a handcrafted jewelry table. 

 

The event raised over $18 000, which will be put to use in well drilling projects this spring.  John van der zalm, the event chair, shared his thanks to all who committed their time and energy to the project, “ We’re so grateful to our committed volunteers, board members, and our vendors who provided the food and drink for this evening.  Having recently travelled to our camp in Guatemala, I’ve seen with my own eyes how important this work is.”

 

Special thanks was offered to food wine and beer vendors: Casablanca Winery Inn, Narula’s Restaurant, Gelato di Carlotta, Flamboro Downs, Genuine Bakery, Savoia, Ramakers, Zooma Zooma, Blessed Trinity HS, Jack Astors, Jackson Triggs, Vineland Estates, Marynissen Winery, Nickelbrook Brewery, Rosewood Estates, Cave Spring Cellars and Branches- Grounds of Hope Café. 

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Ted and Miriam van der Zalm established Wells of Hope ten years ago. The mission of the organization is to provide clean water, education and community health and development. Through this season twelve wells have been drilled and seventeen schools have been constructed, serving over 50 000 people in the mountain region of Jalapa, Guatemala. For more information on upcoming events, volunteering or donating visit www.wellsofhope.com or contact randyh@wellsofhope.com

 

 

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Media Contact:

 

Randy Hendriks

Wells of Hope

www.wellsofhope.com

randyh@wellsofhope.com

289 214 1133

alm, the event chair, shared his thanks to all who committed their time and energy to the project, “ We’re so grateful to our committed volunteers, board members, and our vendors who provided the food and drink for this evening.  Having recently travelled to our camp in Guatemala, I’ve seen with my own eyes how important this work is.”

 

Special thanks was offered to food wine and beer vendors: Casablanca Winery Inn, Narula’s Restaurant, Gelato di Carlotta, Flamboro Downs, Genuine Bakery, Savoia, Ramakers, Zooma Zooma, Blessed Trinity HS, Jack Astors, Jackson Triggs, Vineland Estates, Marynissen Winery, Nickelbrook Brewery, Rosewood Estates, Cave Spring Cellars and Branches- Grounds of Hope Café. 

 

Ted and Miriam van der Zalm established Wells of Hope ten years ago. The mission of the organization is to provide clean water, education and community health and development. Through this season twelve wells have been drilled and seventeen schools have been constructed, serving over 50 000 people in the mountain region of Jalapa, Guatemala. For more information on upcoming events, volunteering or donating visit www.wellsofhope.com or contact randyh@wellsofhope.com

 

 

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Photos available at:  

https://www.flickr.com/photos/111143108@N08/sets/72157649121843043/

Media Contact:

 

Randy Hendriks

Wells of Hope

www.wellsofhope.com

randyh@wellsofhope.com

289 214 1133

Randy Hendriks

Community Development Coordinator

wellsofhope.com

randyh@wellsofhope.com

289 214 1133

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