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Fare For Friends
Sunday, September 17, 2017,
2:00pm to 6:00pm.



Join us for United Way Fare for Friends, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on September 17th, 2017; to enjoy the event with friends and great food and wine on the scenic grounds of Vimy Officers’ Mess, CFB Kingston.

About Fare For Friends

The 2016 Fare for Friends was a big success. The event raised just over $75,000 and will help contribute to the overall United Way Campaign with a goal of $3,451,000! Thank you to the lead sponsor Investors Group as well as all of the wineries, breweries and restaurants that participated. This event would not be possible without all of the wonderful and hard working volunteers. Thank you to all of the guests for attending and we look forward to seeing you again in 2017.

Participants relaxed in the elegance of enormous white tents on the grounds of the Vimy Officers’ Mess on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. This is the region’s favourite garden party featuring culinary delights, wine tasting, martinis and microbrewery beer and live entertainment.

Investors Group Logo

Lead Sponsor

The silent and live auction features the talent of local potters, painters and jewellery makers, highlighting an eclectic shopping experience specially designed and organized by a volunteer committee. (View items on facebook)

2016 Participating Vendors

Wineries & Breweries

  • Amsterdam Brewing Company
  • Barley Days Brewing
  • Casa-Dea Estates Winery
  • Château des Charmes
  • Clafeld Cider House
  • Constellation Brands
  • Gananoque Brewing Company
  • Great Lakes Brewery
  • Huff Estates Winery
  • Kingston Brewing Company
  • MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company
  • Pelee Island Winery
  • Sandbanks Estate Winery
  • Steam Whistle Brewing Company
  • The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery
  • Three Dog Winery
  • Trail Estate Winery
  • Waupoos Estates Winery

Special Cocktail “Blue Rasberry Lemonade” by Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill


  • 1000 Islands Catering
  • A Moveable Feast
  • Bayview Farms
  • Bread & Butter Bakery
  • Cakes by Krista
  • Chez Piggy Restaurant & Bar
  • Cocoa Bistro
  • Curry Original
  • Flavours of India
  • Juniper Café
  • Kingston Keg Steakhouse & Bar
  • Kingston Olive Oil Company
  • Le Chien Noir Bistro
  • Mio Gelato
  • Multatuli Coffee Merchants
  • Pan Chancho
  • Red House
  • River Mill
  • Tango Nuevo Tapas & Wine
  • The Dessert Indulgence
  • The Grizzly Grill
  • Toast & Jam
  • Windmills


  • Avenue Florist
  • Blaney’s Florists
  • In Bloom
  • McMahons House of Flowers,

Live Entertainment

  • Rio Vacation
  • Greg Ball

For complete details about all of the vendors and auction items
Download 2016 Fare For Friends Program

2016 Fare For Friends Auction Items

Visit our Facebook page to view the complete list of auction items.

Tickets were offered at $160 each

  • A tax receipt for a portion of the ticket price ($80) will be emailed to you in September 2016.
  • This event is for adults only (19+)
  • Taxi chits for Kingston will be available at the event, up to a maximum $20 fare
  • Tickets are non-refundable

2015 Fare For Friends Photos

Visit our Facebook page to view more photos from this event.


Fare for Friends began in 1994 by Clark Day, Joanne Langlois and Michele Langlois. It is held every year on a Sunday afternoon in September, on the grounds of the Vimy Officers’ Mess. Fare For Friends is the largest fundraising event of the United Way KFLA. Over the past 23 years, the event has raised $1.2 million dollars for programs that help people right here in our community. All proceeds support local programs that benefit thousands of residents. This event brings together the area’s finest restaurants, wineries and breweries. Live and silent auction items are gathered from local artists and business, offering a wide range of exciting items. All of the food, drinks and auction items are generously donated.

For more information, please contact the United Way office at 613-542-2674 or email uway@unitedwaykfla.ca

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