Fare For Friends – The Grand Finale
September 16, 2018
2 – 6pm
Celebrate this special event and an amazing 25 years
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT BUT THE ONLINE AUCTION WILL BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE
Thank you Kingston and area for 25 years of incredible support and for selling out our Fare for Friends Grand Finale event. The event may be sold out but the excitement truly begins on August 27, 2018 at which time everyone has the opportunity to bid online on three categories of amazing auction items. The Fare for Friends Online Auction will run from Aug 27 – Sept 17, 2018 (4 pm)
Follow these steps:
- Visit – https://32auctions.com/fareforfriends2018
- Click LOGIN and then ‘Create An Account Now’. (Once you have an account created you will simply log in with your details on all future visits)
- Auction bidding begins on August 27, 2018
Download the Fare for Friends Auction Program
Fare for Friends Live Auction
Ticket holders get excited and ready to bid on these exciting live auction items:
Party Bus and Wine Tour
Travel in absolute luxury in a sixteen passenger Limo Bus while exploring the beautiful wineries of
Prince Edward County (up to 5). The trip from Kingston to Prince Edward County will never look or
feel so good! This trip is a perfect retreat for your friends, office staff or even a family get together.
Donated by: Marshall Limo Bus
Back to Beautiful
Custom shopping experience for 8 with sparkling wine and exclusive access to styling staff at Chris
James, along with gift certificates totalling $800. Additionally, you get a carefully created meal
designed and prepared by Jack the Happy Chef, who may just break into a song or two while he
prepares a meal for eight guests along with a case of specially selected Ontario wines!
Donated by: Chris James and Jack the Happy Chef
Chaka Chikodzi is an Ontario-based stone sculptor originally from Zimbabwe. He learned the stone
sculpting tradition at the age of thirteen under the tutelage of an older brother. Chaka describes his
art practice as “a survival technique and a form of translation,” citing black experience as central to
his expression. As an arts educator and activist, Chaka has developed annual youth immersive arts’
programming that is supported by the Ontario Arts Council.
Donated by: Chaka Chikodzi
Trip for Two – your choice
You can select a special small-group private tour kayaking in Costa Rica, or a boat cruise in wine
country in Europe, or select any special experience with Merit Travel. $2,000 towards the trip of your
dreams! Your choice, your time, your destination!
Donated by: Merit Travel
White Pine Totems, Tree of Life
Tim De Rose is influenced greatly by trees and forests, finding the setting to be intensely powerful. In
exploring their quietness, he uses them as symbols of people and relationships. “I paint in a series
with a style that is evolving all the time. I paint within that style until it lets me go. I don’t use any
theories of colour, perspective or representative techniques for light and shade.”
Size: 40 x 72 inches
Donated by: Tim de Rose
An exclusive opportunity especially designed for you in Downtown Kingston’s most luxurious gathering
spot! Invite your friends to be part of an exquisite evening at Fête Events. Your evening includes
dinner for 10 catered by Black Dog Catering, with a wine selection from Pelee Island Winery, and floral
arrangements from L.s.p. Designs. Enjoy this night to remember with your special guests.
Donated by: Fête Events, Black Dog Catering, Pelee Island Winery and L.s.p Designs
2 Cases of The Tragically Hip Wine
The wine was co-created by band members Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, and
Johnny Fay in conjunction with Stoney Ridge Estate Winery.
Ahead by a Century Chardonnay was originally created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of The
Tragically Hip’s 5th album – Trouble at the Henhouse.
The Fully Completely Grand Reserve Red was originally created to commemorate the Hips announcement
of the re-release of their legendary album Fully Completely and 2015 North American Tour.
Donated by: Joanne and Paul Langlois
Private Gourmet BBQ
What do you get when you cross a brain surgeon and a celebrated chef?
Dinner for 25 at your home, of course!
Dr DJ Cook, brain surgeon, wagyu beef farmer and owner of Otter Creek Food Truck has teamed up
with restauranteur, chef and co-founder of Fare For Friends to bring a special evening to your own
backyard. Date to be mutually agreed upon by both parties.
Donated by: DJ Cook and Clark Day
“Abundance”, by local artist Susanne Langlois is inspired by and created especially for the Fare for
Friends finale. For 25 years this event has been celebrating our local chefs and restaurants as well as
local food, flowers and wine. An installation of 9 original 12″X 12″ oil paintings,”Abundance” speaks to
our community coming together to help others locally. This series can be hung in a grid, or in
a single line.
Donated by: Susanne Langlois
Fare for Friends 2018
This year, join co-chairs, Clark Day and Joanne Langlois, in celebrating the 25th anniversary – and grand finale – of United Way’s premiere event, Fare For Friends!
After 25 successful years, and over a million dollars raised, the community will bid farewell to this flagship event.
Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy one last garden party – it is bound to be the best one yet!
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, microbrewery beer and live entertainment.
The live auction will highlight one of a kind, can’t miss items that you will want to throw up your hands and bid on early and often.
The silent auction will feature the talents of local potters, painters and jewellery makers, highlighting an eclectic shopping experience specially designed and organized by a volunteer committee.
New this year our silent auction will be online and bidding will start on August 27, 2018, up until the event and continue until the day after Fare for Friends (Monday, September 17th at 4:00 pm).
REGULAR TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! $200 each (with a tax receipt for $100)
Click here to add your name to our Wait List and you will be notified should additional tickets become available.
Andy Poole, Haskell and the Cleavers
- Paul Langlois
- Pat Murphy
- Christos Smirnios
- Rich Bannard
- Zak Colbert
- Jay Euringer
- Bunny Stewart
- Bobby Hsu
- Spencer Evans
- Dave Barton
- Greg Ball
- 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
Event Sponsored by TD Bank Group.
- Bayview Farm in Collins Bay
- Days on Front
- Coco Chocolate Co.
- Cocoa Bistro
- Pan Chancho Bakery & Café
- Chez Piggy Restaurant & Bar
- Mio Gelato
- Bread & Butter Bakery
- Toast & Jam
- Curry Original Restaurant
- The River Mill Restaurant
- Windmills Restaurant & Catering
- Cakes by Krista
- The Grizzly Grill
- Tango Nuevo
- Kingston Olive Oil Company
- Chien Noir
- Multatuli Coffee Merchants
- Otter Creek Farms Food Truck
- Flavours of India
Participating Beverage Companies
- Twelve Barrels
- Featherstone Estate Winery
- Lighthall Vineyards
- Closson Chase Winery
- Karlo Estates Winery
- King’s Town Beer Company
- Sandbanks Estate Winery
- Fielding Estate Winery
- Spearhead Brewing Company
- Mackinnon Brothers Brewing Company
- Kingston Brewing Company
- Huff Estates Winery
- Three Dog Winery
- Steam Whistle Brewing
- Chateau des Charmes
- Cave Spring & The Vine
- Top Shelf Distillers
- Avenue Florists
- Blaney’s Florists
- Chartreuse Flower Works
- In Bloom Floral and Home Decor
- McMahon’s House of Flowers
- Sage Flowers
We hope you enjoy 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 24 years, the event has raised over $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