For the fourth year in a row, A Taste of Hudson was a record-breaking success. This past Saturday evening 140 most generous guests came together to raise $63,000 to support Le Nichoir’s conservation programs.
Thank you Catherine Jarjour for the great images!
All of us at Le Nichoir would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the directors, members and staff of Whitlock Golf and Country Club for hosting the event. The friendly and professional staff made our chefs and guests very welcome in the beautiful club facilities. We could not have asked for a more perfect location to hold A Taste of Hudson.
Woodpeckers were the theme of the evening and Wanda Bray’s most creative centrepieces set the tone. (They were auctioned off at the end of the evening to raise money to send our education program coordinator to a conference this fall).
Woodpeckers dominated the live auction as we asked our guest to help us build a new aviary specifically designed for their needs. Architect Vouli Mamfredis donated her time and talents to work with Le Nichoir’s Executive Director to design just such a structure and our guests donated over $22,000 towards its construction.
The evening would not have been possible without our most generous and talented chefs, our incredible sponsors, most giving auction donors, talented musicians, amazing auctioneers, extraordinary MC and truly remarkable volunteers.
Our Auctioneers – Michael Lawrence and Robin Pridham, our MC – Elias Makos, our Musicians – Stewart Gunyon, Geoff Mitchell and Andrew Skowronski,
Our dedicated volunteers – Jessica Cadieux, Carolyn Cantley, Cynthia Chesmer, Sean Cloghesy, Ryan Denis, Gail Dunlop. Susi Filsner, Margot Gilbert, Johanne Gravel, Erin Harris, Kevin Ilaqua, Nancy Kaudel, Martin Jackson, Catherine Jarjour, Veronica Jensen, Janine Johnson, Wayne Leduc, Diana McHugh, Lynley Nakano, Johanne Oolman, Christina Pagé, Elöise Perrudin, Roxana Robles, Kathy Rowe, Christine Saillart, Stephen Saplywyj, Marilyne Savard, Amanda Schofield, Diane Séguin, Judith Théorêt and Karen Wylie.
And a big thank you to this evenings talented chefs – Claudia Portaro-Claudia’s Catering, Dawn Hodes–Daboom! Desserts, James Mitchell-House of Chef James Mitchell, Jean-Pierre Martel -Crème glacée du terrior Hudson, Keith Wells–Mackoli Catering, l’équipe de L’artisan de la mer, Le Cozy Café’s team, Maison du Défricheur, Nancy Kaudel & Carl Dubé-Totem Roasters, Patricia Hovington-Minus 40 Foods, Stuart LeBaron-LeBaron Bites, and Whitlock Golf & Country Club chef.
Sponsors for the event included:
Woodpecker Level –The tenacious Woodpecker makes us stand up and take notice.
Heron Level – The noble Heron is a symbol of good judgment and wisdom.
The Country Gardener
Cardinal Level– The Fiery Cardinal tends to stand out from the crowd.
Swallow Level – Swallows represent freedom, hope and the beginning of a journey.