The second annual Stack the Rack event is coming up on Monday, October 1, 2012 to benefit QMUNITY. Presented by Marquis Wine Cellars and Mark Brand Inc. this unique fundraiser combines a reception with a wine purchasing experience, all for a cause.
QMUNITY is BC’s leading queer resource centre. Located on Bute Street in Vancouver’s West End they are a hub for the lesbian, gay, trans, bi and queer community.
Marc Smith of Amuse Consulting is the brainchild behind Stack the Rack. “I created this event for QMUNITY in 2011,” he told me. “I felt they were the unknown engine of support for our community and they needed a bigger profile and donor base.” Marc added that QMUNITY reaches over 35,000 people every year through their work in the LGBT community, providing programming for youth, adults, older adults and volunteers — and they’ve been doing this for the last 30 years.
Tickets for Stack the Rack are $135 and in return give you an $85 tax receipt along with $50 purchasing power to pick up some fantastic wines from Marquis Wine Cellars on the spot or following the event. There will be delicious wine pairings, live music from pianist Sara Davis Buechner, eeveryone receives a gift bag, and silent auction items will be up for grabs.
Stack the Rack will be emceed by Isla Traquair and Fred Lee at the old Boneta event space at 1 West Cordova downtown. The event will run from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on October 1st. Support a cause and pick up supplies for your wine rack this holiday season all in one stop. Find out more about QMUNITY by following them on Twitter and Facebook.