ORCHID QUEST by Willy Waterton & Audrey Armstrong May 27th, 7 pm at the Kemble Sarawak United Church. All welcome!

Join us for this colourful, interesting presentation by Willy and Audrey on their adventures to capture the perfect high quality photos of many rare orchids of this region. Willy took these photos for the 5th edition of the Canadian best seller Orchids Bruce & Grey. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served by the Kemble Women’s Institute. Entrance by donation. This is a fundraiser and all proceeds will go to the Owen Sound Regional Hospital MRI Campaign.

Ride Don’t Hide 2022

Ride Don’t Hide, to raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association was held on
June 26th. IVDAARA again participated with an 7 person team who successfully raised
$3000.00. The Island View Riders Team, in their 3rd year of participating, raised the third
highest amount in all of Grey-Bruce. One individual on our team, Marie Simpson, raised
the 5th highest amount in all of Grey Bruce. Congratulations to the entire team pictured
here – Captain Sherry Grant, Jackie Terry, Duncan
Ritchie, Marie Simpson, Kay Simpson, Rob Brown and
Ken McPherson

Garden Tour August 2020

IVDARA raises close to $7,000 for the Grey Bruce Residential Hospice- Chapman House with a highly successful garden tour.

New Chili Cook-Off Champions!

Organizer Ken McPherson presents the coveted Chili Cook-Off trophy to the winning team, composed of Corey McQuigge and Mary Beth Gray, of the Kemble-Sarawak UCW.  They claimed to have “higher” support, but we think the special ingredient might also have helped to win it.

All the Cooks provided excellent choices, and the friendly rivalry added to the day. It is recognized that the generosity of the Cooks is what made the event possible. Also, a big thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make the 2018 Great Chili Cook-Off a wonderful community event. On behalf of the IVDAARA Executive, thank you.

Wine & Cheese Event SOLD OUT

20160625_175941_resizedOn June 25th, IVDAARA hosted their first ever Wine and Cheese tasting event which was held at the Tom Thomson gallery.

All the guests who attended the sold out event enjoyed 6 different wines from Vineland Estates including the ‘Game Changer’ wines made using new technology that uses only ‘perfect’ grapes!  These were served with 6 recommended cheese pairings including  several exotic cheeses from France and Quebec!

It was a fun and informative evening and a good opportunity to spend time in the company of new and old friends.