Drink wine, make water
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 16, 2019 - Get Involved

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Kelowna’s Mirabel Vineyards has kickstarted a campaign to get clean water for a community in Uganda.

Mirabel’s owners, Dawn and Doug Reimer, have introduced Wine2Water, which will work with Acts for Water to bring clean water to Kota, Uganda.

The Reimers are encouraging wineries, restaurants and festivals to sign up for Wine2Water by using the movement’s icon. Donations can then be derived through bottle purchases, contributions made through wine clubs, funds raised from tasting fees or percentage of sales of festival tickets.

Wine2Water, which has been five years in the making, strives to “bring people from all aspects of the wine industry together, including the purchasers of Okanagan wine, to provide the gift of clean water to a child in desperate need,” according to a press release.

Anyone interested in signing up for Wine2Water is asked to contact Jeff Golby at 604-765-3001. More information can be found at Wine2Water’s website.

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