September 11, 2021
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
at 40 KNOTS Winery
$100 pp until Aug 30th, $125 thereafter
Contact Caila.Holbrook@projectwatershed.ca to be put on a waitlist.
We are very excited to announce our 2021 Keeping It Living Dinner at 40 KNOTS Winery. Please join us September 11th from 5-8pm to celebrate ecological restoration and watershed research right here in the Comox Valley. We are looking forward to sharing local food, wine and music, and celebrating significant milestones with you, our community. This year, we successfully acquired the land and have broken ground (quite literally!) on the restoration at Kus-kus-sum. In addition to all this, we have the discovery of forage fish nursery beaches, the restoration of salt marsh and eelgrass habitats, and the wetland and stream restoration at Comox Bay Farms to share!
To help us celebrate in style, we have partnered with some local superstars. 40 KNOTS Winery is providing us with the enclosed dining area overlooking their vineyard. Chefs Stephanie Noel and Yolanda MacLaren are working to create a delicious locally-sourced, four-course dinner, with each course expertly paired with a wine from 40 KNOTS. Luke Blu Guthrie is providing music for the evening and we’d like to give a big thank you to Chan, Nowosad and Boates who are generously sponsoring the whole event.
In addition to sharing our exciting updates, we will play some table games, hold a Reverse 50/50 and an Eat It or Experience It silent auction. Silent auction items will be posted on this page, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the next few weeks.
Tickets for the event are $100 per person until August 30th, and $125 thereafter. Tickets include a four course meal and four accompanying drinks – there are vegetarian and non alcoholic options. We are keeping to a maximum of six guests to a table, guests will be asked to indicate others they would like to sit with when purchasing a ticket.
There will be a COVID screening prior to entry to the event and guests who are not fully vaccinated will be asked to wear a mask to and from their table. All regional, Provincial, and Federal health regulations will be strictly adhered to so as to keep our guests and our community safe.
If you’re interested in joining us, please click below to purchase tickets. If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to us at email@example.com. Thanks for your continued support, we look forward to celebrating with you soon!
Please note this is not a salmon dinner as we are not serving salmon due to the issues surrounding salmon fishing and farming.
- 4:30 pm – Doors Open; guests are welcome to check in and find their table, puruse the silent auction items and buy 50/50 tickets
- 5:15 pm – Welcoming Remarks
- 5:30 pm – Dinner Served
- 6:30 pm – Reverse 50/50 (tickets will be sold upto this point)
- 8:00 pm – Fin
- The following farms are generously providing the ingredients our chefs will use to create a delicious four course meal. Please note: this list will grow as we receive additional contributions.
- Eatmore Sprouts
- Island Grove Farm
- Tanadice Farm
- Shamrock Farm
Cheffanie thrives on reconnecting diners to the land while celebrating the hardworking hands that feed us; the farmer’s bounty, the artisan’s craftsmanship, the fisherman’s catch.
Backyard table elevates the farm-to-table experience & offers only the best and freshest of what is seasonally available, encouraging consumers to slow down and savour every bite – a practice we can implement daily. With ideals rooted in providing outstanding local and sustainable ingredients, we treat our food with love and respect.
Custom Gourmet Catering & Cafe
Yolanda is passionate about food and believes in the pleasure to be found in enjoying quality ingredients. Starting in the food industry in 1993, she has benefited from many different forms of training – from cafe style to classic french cuisine. With her diverse background and hunger to try new techniques, Yolanda is committed to making every event a unique dining experience.
Sourcing ingredients from as close to home as possible and consciously reducing negative environmental impact is important to Yolanda As a business, The Custom Gourmet has been a long standing contributor to our community.
Luke Blu Guthrie
Deeply soulful, and passionately committed to creating and sharing his music, Luke Blu has devoted much of his life to his craft. He is widely respected for his versatility and skill as songwriter, vocalist and guitar player.
Guthrie’s music is a clever and potent fusion of folk, funk, dark country and rock n roll. It is representative of a lifetime of thoughtful listening and his uncanny ability to select elements from each genre then combine them to create a refreshingly innovative, yet timeless style that engages the sensitivity and sentiment of a broad range of listeners.
Come out and participate in this special Clean-up effort as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on September 25 and 26th, 2021.
Thanks to the dedicated work of our contractors, Copcan Civil Ltd., the majority of the concrete on the Kus-kus-sum site has been removed, and piled and crushed.
In July, our technician team ventured into Hollyhock Flats to conduct a plant survey. The goal was to understand the current plant community structures throughout the saltmarsh. This data can be used for restoration efforts at Kus-kus-sum. We also learned about invasive plant presence and range within Hollyhock for future removal efforts.
Welcome to our first Technician Tuesday!
The family of Micah Messent would like to announce their support of the Kus-kus-sum restoration project, and Project Watershed, through the creation of the Micah Messent Legacy Fund. The fund will support the restoration of Kus-kus-sum and Project Watershed’s work to further Micah’s legacy within and beyond the Comox Valley.
We are now over a month into removing the hard surface at Kus-kus-sum and we are on schedule to complete the process by the end of summer.