Stretch and eat for charity
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 06:00 am
Food, wine and fitness come together at Hayloft Restaurant July 23 for a Yoga and Wine Brunch in support of the Airdrie Angel program.
Hayloft aims to be a venue that values community in Airdrie, said restaurant owner Hoan Nguyen. The Yoga and Wine event achieves this by not only bringing neighbours together but also raising money for a good cause, he said.
“We’re a small community of people in Airdrie,” Nguyen said. “(We want) to do things that bring a little more vibrancy to our city.”
The morning kicks off with a collective yoga session hosted by Oranj Fitness from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The yoga is designed to be accessible for all, regardless of physical means or fitness levels, said Oranj Fitness Airdrie owner Naomi Keane.
“We’re the experts on making it accessible,” she said. “If you want to drink wine and chill on your mat we can make room for that.
The yoga session is open to the public on a by-donation basis, with all proceeds supporting the Airdrie Angel program.
“We’re just really passionate about giving back into any local charity that we can,” Keane said.
Brunch and wine follows the yoga session with a three-course meal paired with four different wines, according to Vine Life Wine Services founder Kathryn Zondag.
The wine pairing will feature bottles of very special wines at a price point most wouldn’t buy just for themselves, according to Zondag.
Though it is meant to be a fun and relaxing afternoon, she said there would also be an educational portion of the event.
Often, Zondag said people don’t consider food when buying wine and the pairing session is meant to teach people the science behind why certain foods and wines work together.
“The goal is when they leave this event they’re armed with a little bit of extra knowledge,” she said. “It’s really neat to watch people have those ‘a-ha’ moments and discover something.”
Tickets to the wine and brunch are $65 and are available online at kathrynzondag.com/brunch