With many charity events across the province and even the country cancelled, one local organization is pulling out all the stops to ensure their fundraising efforts go full steam ahead – in the safest way possible for everyone involved!

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon has not only taken their popular Vancouver Island UnWined event to a whole other level, they’re also offering an epic 50/50 draw that you can partake in from the comfort of your own home.

Dubbed UnWined Outside, the popular children’s charity is giving away an incredible prize package of an entire patio party (worth over $3500!), just in time to kick off the summer.

Here’s all of the awesome things included in the prize package:

  • A CANVAS Monaco Faux Wood Tabletop Patio Dining Table with 6 Wicker patio chairs (over $1,500 value!) from Canadian Tire Hillside
  • Feature Cocktail using local ingredients to start the party off, created by The Old Firehouse Wine & Cocktail Bar
  • Family style catered BBQ dinner for 6 from TOQUE Catering
  • 6 bottles of wine from Symphony Vineyard
  • In-studio portrait sitting for a family of 6 and furbaby ($200 value), and a $500 gift certificate to use towards any of our fine art prints, albums, or wall art from Hudson Wren Portraits
  • Private patio concert, or can open it up to neighbours, family and friends after dinner for one of the now famous “Lawncerts” by Stephanie Greaves
  • Dessert from Cakes Etc.

Now that you’re excited about the possibility of winning the above incredible prize package (we know we are!), here’s how you can enter:

1. Visit any of the below Food & Beverage Partners, and take a photo while you’re there. 

2. Tag Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon, Vancouver Island on Facebook (@MAWBCYKVanIsland) or on Instagram (@makeawishbcykvanisland)

3. Also tag the Food/Beverage Partner you are visiting, and use the hashtag #UnWinedOutside2020 – the hashtag is your entry (winner will be verified by cross-referencing post)

Here’s the fun part – who you can visit to enter to WIN!

University Club of Victoria

  • Facebook: @TheUniversityClubOfVictoria 
  • Instagram: @universityclub_victoria
  • Address: Located on the University of Victoria campus (3800 Finnerty Rd), tucked between the Fine Arts Building and the Murray and Anne Fraser Building. Follow West Campus Way to the University Club entrance. (Parking Lot 9)

 Cakes Etc.

  • Facebook: @Cakes.Etc.Victoria
  • Instagram: @cakes_etc_victoria 
  • Address: 2821 Quesnel Street, Victoria

Sheringham Distillery

  • Facebook: @sheringhamdistillery
  • Instagram: @sheringhamdistillery
  • Address: 6731 West Coast Road, Sooke

Rootside Soda

  • Facebook: @rootsidemixers
  • Instagram: @rootsidesoda
  • Address: 3 – 859 Devonshire Road, Esquimalt

The Strath

  • Facebook: @StrathconaYYJ 
  • Instagram: @strathcona_yyj
  • Address: 919 Douglas Street, Victoria

TOQUE Catering

  • Facebook: @ToqueCatering
  • Instagram: @toquecatering 
  • Address: 1-845 Viewfield Road, Victoria


  • Facebook: @Moxies.Yates
  • Address: 1-1010 Yates Street, Victoria

 2% Jazz Coffee

  • Facebook: @2percentjazz
  • Instagram: @2percentjazz
  • Address: 1701 Douglas Street

The Courtney Room

  • Facebook: @TheCourtneyRoom 
  • Instagram: @TheCourtneyRoom
  • Address: 619 Courtney Street, Victoria

 Frankie’s Modern Diner

  • Facebook: @frankiesmoderndiner
  • Instagram: @frankiesmoderndiner
  • Address: #38 – 910 Government St. (corner of Government & Courtney St.), Victoria

 Stillhead Distillery

  • Facebook: @stillheaddistillery 
  • Address: 5301 Chaster Road, Duncan

Unsworth Vineyards

  • Facebook: @UnsworthV
  • Instagram: @unsworthvineyards
  • Address: 2915 Cameron Taggart Road, Mill Bay 

 The Old Firehouse Wine Bar

  • Facebook: @theoldfirehousewinebar
  • Instagram: @theoldfirehouse
  • Address: 40 Ingram Street, Duncan


  • Facebook: @spinnakersbrewpub
  • Instagram: @spinnakersbrewpub
  • Address: 308 Catherine Street, Victoria

 Chuck’s Burger Bar

  • Facebook: @chucksburgerbar
  • Instagram: @ChucksBurgerBar
  • Address: 538 Yates Street, Victoria

Blue Grouse

  • Facebook: @bluegrousewines
  • Instagram: @bluegrousewines
  • Address: 2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan

 Cow Cafe

  • Facebook: @cowcafewestcoastgrill
  • Instagram: @cowcafe
  • Address: 5th Floor within Oceanfront Suites 1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay

 Finn’s Seafood Restaurant

  • Facebook: @finnsrestaurant
  • Instagram: @finns_restaurant_victoria
  • Address: 1208 Wharf Street, Victoria

Sawmill Taphouse and Grill

  • Facebook: @Sawmilltaphouseandgrill
  • Instagram: @sawmilltaphouseandgrill
  • Address: #201B, 3055 Oak Street, Chemainus

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

  • Facebook: @seacider
  • Instagram: @seaciderhouse
  • Address: 2487 Mt. St. Michael Road, Saanichton

This contest is open now until August 20th, which will give you enough time to enjoy your sweet patio prize before summer is over!

On top of this, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon is hosting a sweet 50/50 draw online, and the winner will take home half the jackpot on September 22nd; prices for tickets are as follows:

  • 2-Ticket Pack for $20
  • 8-Ticket Pack for $40
  • 20-Ticket Pack for $75

Grab your tickets online today!

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon, Vancouver Island creates life-changing wishes for Vancouver Island children with critical illnesses. 2018 was the first year, in over 35 years, that Vancouver Island supported 100% of all island wishes.

They are being asked to grant more wishes each year – now, more than ever, they need your support!

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