The recent Sip and Sketch event at Giant Head Estate Winery in Summerland raised $1,770 for the Canadian Red Cross B.C. Fires Appeal. (Contributed)

The recent Sip and Sketch event at Giant Head Estate Winery in Summerland raised $1,770 for the Canadian Red Cross B.C. Fires Appeal. (Contributed)

Sip and Sketch at Summerland winery raises money for fire relief

Figure drawing event was held on Aug. 25

A drawing event at a Summerland winery raised close to $2,000 for the Canadian Red Cross B.C. Fires Appeal.

Emi Ihara and her sister Yuki Ihara recently partnered with Giant Head Estate Winery for a Sip and Sketch figure drawing event on Aug. 25. They worked closely with the Glavina family, owners of the winery.

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The ticket sales and a portion of bottle sales during the event raised $885. With the province’s matching program, the amount is expected to come in at $1,770.

Another Sip and Sketch event will be held at the winery Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

“Our goal is to build community connections (safely,) encourage and provide a create outlet for all levels, and promote local businesses,” Ihara said.

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