These events are hosted by our supporters to raise funds
for the programs and services at Hospice Calgary Sage Centre and Rosedale Hospice

Blink and Hospice Calgary

A Perfect Pairing

A Perfect Pairing Have you ever wondered what fine wine and hospice have in common? We want to tell you about a special connection between two local wine connoisseurs and Hospice Calgary. Leslie Echino, owner of Blink Restaurant, and Mark Kuspira, of Crush Imports, acquired a rare barrel of wine at the 2014 Hospices de Beaune charity wine auction. 

The Hospices de Beaune auction is known as the world’s most infl uential wine event and takes place annually in Burgundy, France, with proceeds going to hospitals and conservation charities.

Leslie and Mark named the wine, Echino-Kuspira Hospices de Beaune Savigny-les-Beaune 1er cru Burgundy and decided to sell it at the restaurant, donating 100 percent of its proceeds to benefi t Hospice Calgary. To date, the sale has raised nearly $25,000 for Rosedale Hospice.

We asked Leslie why she and Mark chose to give so generously to Hospice Calgary. “This wine is steeped in a history of charitable giving, especially to hospices. We wanted to maintain that connection and so chose Hospice Calgary. Everyone is suff ering because of the economy but we can’t just stop helping others, especially when they are at the end of life.”

Thank you Mark and Leslie!

Echino-Kuspira Hospices de Beaune is still available for tasting or limited purchase at Blink Restaurant.

111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4
(403) 263-5330

Boe's River Run

Boe’s River Run is a charity running/walking event in memory of Boe Baskerville.

Event Details:
Thursday, June 22, 6 p.m.
Start and finish at Eau Claire Market
Event distances 1km and 5km walk, 10km fun run

If you are interested in participating and would like more information about the event, please contact Angela Baskerville at

To learn more about how easy it is to host your own fundraising event click HERE.