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Fare For Friends – The Grand Finale
September 16, 2018
2 – 6pm

Help us to celebrate the end of an era, as we mark 25 amazing years by throwing the garden party to end all garden parties

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New this year:

Tickets $200

The Old Location

We are returning to our roots and heading back to the Bay!
(front lawn of Bayview Farms – formerly Clark’s by the Bay) where the event first started)

  • Limited number of reserved tables of 8 complete with attendants to deliver food and wine if desired. ($2,000)
  • Online auction
  • Whisky tasting
  • Sparkling wine tasting
  • Framed Commemorative Prints of Feature Painting available for sale
  • Commemorative guest gifts
  • Musical Retrospective of performers from the last 25 years, plus a few surprise guests

Don’t miss your opportunity to bid farewell to this fabulous event!








The 24th annual United Way Fare for Friends, took place from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on September 17th, 2017, on the scenic grounds of Vimy Officers’ Mess, CFB Kingston.

About Fare For Friends

Participants relax 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 auctions feature the talent of local potters, painters and jewellery makers, highlighting an eclectic shopping experience specially designed and organized by a volunteer committee.

This event is for adults only (19+)

2017 Event Program

2017 Participants

Wineries & Breweries

  • Barley Days Brewing
  • Casa-Dea Estates Winery
  • Cave Spring Cellars
  • Chateau des Charmes Winery
  • Clafeld Cider House
  • Huff Estates Winery
  • MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company
  • Pelee Island Winery
  • Sandbanks Estate Winery
  • Steam Whistle Brewing Company
  • The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery
  • The Kingston Brewing Co. Ltd.
  • Three Dog Winery
  • Waupoos Estates Winery


  • 1000 Islands Catering
  • Bayview Farm Restaurant
  • Black Dog Catering
  • Bread & Butter Bakery and Fine Pastries
  • Chez Piggy Restaurant & Bar
  • Cocoa Bistro
  • Coco Chocolate Co.
  • Curry Original
  • Dream Come True Kitchen
  • Flavours of India
  • Kingston Olive Oil Company
  • Mio Gelato
  • Multatuli Coffee Merchants
  • Pan Chancho Bakery & Cafe
  • Tango Nuevo
  • The Dessert Indulgence
  • The Grizzly Grill
  • The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
  • The River Mill Restaurant
  • Toast & Jam
  • Windmills Restaurant


  • Avenue Florist
  • Blaney’s Florist
  • In Bloom
  • McMahon’s House of Flowers

Live Entertainment

  • Greg Ball
  • Rio Vacation

Photos of Fare For Friends 2017


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.

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.

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