Fête Romantique has just been launched again.
The Guelph Arts Council’s annual fundraising endeavour brings revenue to support the council services and programs.
As in past years, the 24th annual offering will give ticket buyers an opportunity to win the grand prize – an elegant, gourmet dinner for six served by members of Guelph Arts Council in one of the area’s heritage homes. It will be presented on the Saturday closest to Valentine’s Day. The multi-course dinner will be co-ordinated by Kevin McKitrick, proprietor of Platters Catering and Events. A chauffeur-driven limousine provided by Mirage Limousine Services will transport the winner and guests to the dinner site, the location of which always remains a carefully-guarded secret.
As well as the grand prize, there will be some 30 chances to win other prizes, including tickets to concerts, theatres, and festivals, and gift certificates for dinners at local restaurants or vouchers for the products and services of fine local businesses.
Only 1,800 tickets are printed. Ticket buying is easy now that the council is using Visa and Master Card.
The funds raised by the event are an essential part of the Council’s budget, making possible such popular programs as historical walking tours and Doors Open Guelph, and helping to administer the guelpharts and wellingtonarts heritage website portal.
Tickets are $15 each or two for $25, and are available from GAC board members, a number of locations around the city, or the GAC office at 147 Wyndham Street North, Suite 404, 519-836-3280. The draw will take place on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 4:30pm.