Back to News

Record-breaking $938,000 raised at Savour Ireland

March 14, 2023

Savour: Wine & Food Experience was back in full swing for its first in-person extravaganza since 2020

Guests at Savour Ireland

Record Breaking $938,000 raised at Savour Ireland.

On February 25, over 730 guests brought their generosity and inner Irish spirit to the HSC Foundation’s Savour Ireland: Wine & Food Experience, presented by Jones & Company Wine Merchants, our first in-person Savour event in three years.

Attendees enjoyed hearty Irish stew and sipped fine whiskeys, beers, and wines, thanks to Manitoba Pork and Manitoba Liquor Marts, Tasting Experience Partner, before sitting down for a family-style Irish feast.

Guests bidding for prizes at Savour Ireland

Savour attendees bid on four amazing live-auction prizes, including a trip to Ireland donated by The Great Canadian Travel Group Inc, ,all in support of health care in Manitoba.

After dinner, the bidding action was underway for the live and online auction prizes, and people couldn’t get their raffle tickets fast enough. A record-breaking total of over $938,000 was raised, including $400,000 for a suite of minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery equipment through our Fund-A-Need auction.

This equipment will allow surgeons to reduce the impact of spine surgery on patients and preserve as much of the patient’s range of motion as possible.

Thanks to Entertainment Partner, TD Bank Group, the night ended off with the musical brilliance of The Specialists—a band that includes three HSC physicians—and the Big City All Star Band, who had guests dancing all night long.

The Specialists music group

The Specialists, a band consisting of mostly HSC medical professionals, rocked the audience and filled the dancefloor with their amazing cover songs.

We’ll see you next year at Savour 2024 on February 24 as we take a trip to the Mediterranean!

Congratulations to all our live and online auction winners, and congratulations to our raffle winners Brendan Rogers and Douglas Tkach.

Savour Ireland would not have been possible without the generous support of our partners:

Presenting Partner: Jones & Company Wine Merchants

Tasting Experience Partner: Manitoba Liquor Marts

Entertainment Partner: TD Bank

Key Event Partner: SkipTheDishes

$10k Dublin Partners: CN/TransX; HSC Department of Surgery; HSC Section of Plastic Surgery; HSC Section of Thoracics; HSC Section of Urology; Pitblado Law; Radiology Consultants of Winnipeg; Solinsky Consulting Inc.; University of Manitoba—Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine; Wellington-Altus Financial Inc.; Winnipeg Spine Program

$7,500 Event Registration Partners: Golden West Broadcasting; Zeid Family Food Fare

Photo Booth Partners: BellMTS; Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba

$5k Belfast Partners: BMO; BOMImed; IG Private Wealth Management—Buhr Blaylock & Associates; Canada Life; Conviron; Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd.; Deloitte;; Global Philanthropic; HSC Department of Critical Care; ; HSC Department of Gynecology and Oncology; HSC Department of Internal Medicine; HSC Department of Neurosurgery; HSC Department of Otolaryngology; HSC Department of Psychiatry; HSC Department of Psychiatry CBTm Team; HSC Department of Psychiatry Residents; HSC Department of Women’s Health; Maxim Truck & Trailer; McFadden Benefits; Medtronic; MNP; Nelson River Construction; RBC Dominion Securities; Transplant Manitoba; Wellington-Altus Financial Inc., Western Financial Group

$3k Galway Partners: Allco Electrical Ltd; Architecture49; Auto Gallery of Winnipeg; Bee Clean Building Maintenance; Bokhaut CPA Inc.; Focus Further Solutions; IDC Communications/Cell Mechanics; IG Private Wealth Management—Kaiser & Associates; MacDon Industries Ltd.; Manitoba PC Caucus Master Roofing; Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg; ; Shared Health; Terracon Development Ltd.; University of Manitoba – Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Auction Partners: ADESA Winnipeg; The Great Canadian Travel Group Inc.; Calm Air; Great White Bear Tours; Jennifer Jones & Brent Laing; Jones & Company Wine Merchants

Signage Partner: Contempra Signs

Print Partner: Galaxy Printing

Raffle Partners: Calm Air, Sea North Tours Ltd.

Design Partner: BRIDGE it DESIGNS;

Livestream Partner: TECHMODERN Consulting

Promotional Partner: Genumark

Catering Partners: Manitoba Pork; Tomahawk Chips

Wine Partner: Jones & Company Wine Merchants

Print Media Partner: Winnipeg Free Press

Special thanks to: Ray & Debbie Bouchard; Gene Fraser; Christine & Paul Soubry

Since 2009, our Savour partners and guests have generated over $5 million in support of vital initiatives at HSC.

Guests of Savour Ireland

Guests of Savour Ireland were all smiles in support of patient care at HSC Winnipeg.