deVine Thoughts

June 5, 2009

Alfresco Block Party Update

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 3:27 pm

AlfrescoAuthor: Nick Tooke

deVine Wines organizes first annual “Al Fresco 104th St.” block party to benefit the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS), Satuday, June 13th.

The team at deVine’s has garnered approval from the City of Edmonton to close 104th Street between Jasper Avenue and 102nd Avenue the night of Saturday, June 13th in order to stage an everyone welcome block party culminating with a two-and-a-half storey outdoor movie screen showing of “Big Night” with Stanley Tucci and Minnie Driver. The movie begins at 10pm and is free of charge to the public. Please bring your own chair.  Events throughout the day will involve the majority of the businesses on our street.

We have also set up an on-line silent auction fundraiser for ACWS with some very exciting items to bid on, check it out here.

Please visit deVine’s charity of the year – the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters website:

As well, here is the schedule of events for June 13th (subject to change):

 Downtown Edmonton Community League and Sobey’s free Pancake breakfast from 9am.

“Open door” festival style wine tasting of over 50 wines at  deVine Wines & Spirits.  $15 entry fee, come and go from 3pm to 10pm. All proceeds to the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS).

Outdoor fashion show by  C’est Sera, Blunt Salon, and Eyecare Group beginning at 7pm.

Free Port and Single Malt tasting at 29 Armstrong Design Studio by advanced registration. Please RSVP to ahead of time. From 7pm until midnight. Donations requested for the ACWS. DJ Junior Brown spins from 7pm.

Portuguese style charcoal barbecue will be run by Annabelle Evaristo of deVine Wines from 5pm. Enjoy a Portuguese style grilled half chicken with a Zuchini Pepper Grilled Salad (all for $10).  Full chicken combo for $15. Proceeds to the ACWS.

“Yoga In the Sky” hosted by Carbon Environmental Boutique will begin at 5pm on fresh green grass that will blanket the street. Bring your own yoga mats and join in as instructors from Shanti Yoga Studios lead you through an open air yoga experience. 

TZiN Wine and Tapas (with an ideal view of the movie) will have outdoor seating at their licensed ‘Beer & Wine Garden’ with an ideal view of the movie.

The other licensed venue is the “Eat Local First” patio offered by the Blue Plate Diner featuring local organic produce and craft-brewed beer.


Ten selected City Market vendors will remain open from 4pm.


Enjoy the Fiji Tanning Salon Grand Opening festivities throughout the day.


Enjoy the Artifacts Grand Opening at 29 Armstrong Block.


Movie “Big Night” to start at 10 pm, please bring your own chair.


Free Popcorn for the movie provided by Sobey’s Urban Fresh.

Espresso Coffee by St. City Roasters and Sobey’s Urban Fresh from 5 pm. Proceeds to the ACWS.


Artisan gelato by Leva Café.   Proceeds to the ACWS.


Capital FM 96.3  On location prize giveaways all day.


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