Fte Romantique Celebrating the launch of Guelphs Arts Council Signature Fundraiser

Guelph Arts Council has just launched its popular annual fundraising event, Fête Romantique that supports Council services and programs. 

As in past years, the 25th annual offering will give ticket purchasers the opportunity to win the much-sought-after Fête Romantique Grand Prize – an elegant, gourmet dinner for six to be served in one of the area’s wonderful heritage homes.  To be presented on Saturday Feb. 12, 2011, the multi-course dinner will be co-ordinated by Kevin McKitrick, proprietor of Platters Catering and Events, whose culinary skills and knowledge will be familiar to those who participate in other community events. A chauffeur-driven limousine will transport the lucky winner and guests to the dinner site, the location of which always remains an exciting, carefully-guarded secret.

As well as the Grand Prize, there will be some 27 other chances to win fabulous 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.

Fête Romantique supporters continually remark on what great gifts these tickets make – whether as a stocking stuffer for a friend or family member; as a small thank-you or recognition to a co-worker, child’s teacher or coach; or simply as a personal treat. Only 1,800 tickets will be printed.  Ticket-buying is easier than ever, as Guelph Arts Council is able to receive funds through Visa and Master Card.

The funds raised by Fête Romantique make possible such popular programs as Historical Walking Tours and Doors Open Guelph, and go toward hosting the guelpharts / wellingtonarts arts and heritage website portal, to maintaining an information resource centre, to publishing the Arts in Guelph Newsletter and to sponsoring workshops and Schmoozefest networking gatherings. Fête Romantique dollars allow Guelph Arts Council to continue its mission to nurture, advocate and promote arts and culture in this community. Fête Romantique tickets cost $15 each or 2 for $25, and are available from GAC board members or at the following locations: Framing and Art Centre at 987 Gordon Street; Guelph Artisans store in Old Quebec Street, 55 Wyndham Street North; Wyndham Art Supplies at 125 Wyndham Street North or the GAC office at 147 Wyndham Street North, Suite 404 (519) 836-3280.  The draw will take place on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at 4:30pm  in the Guelph Arts Council boardroom.

For more information, check out guelpharts.ca/feteromantique or call 519-836-3280.