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St. George’s Day 2017

Hi Everyone

It is hard to believe that a month has passed since St. George’s Day. It has been quite a month!

We would like to thank you all for participating in the festivities–bidding on the auctions, donating prizes, donating beer, buying beer and, of course, drinking beer and celebrating England.

We are happy to say that we raised $3,800 to be shared by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada.

That means we have raised more than $25,000 over the years for charity!

The funds will be split between the charities but your receipt will come from Prostate Cancer Canada as the funds raised through the auctions will be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Thanks to Maz, Julian and Nick for your continued support.

Many thanks

Robert and Caroline
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St. George’s Day Menu Poster: A Link

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St. George’s Day Festivities for Charity

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Please join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM for St. George’s Day festivities at the Granite Brewery!

 

Join us for St. George’s Day festivities in support of charity on Saturday, April 22rd at 6:30 PM at the Granite Brewery and Restaurant, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto.  Celebrate all things English with co-hosts Maz Brereton and Robert Hughey and guest speaker Nick Pashley. Door prizes, silent auction, plus a live auction with auctioneer Julian Mulock.

Welcome Beer:  Muddy York Major Small Best Bitter

Served with vegetarian samosas or sausage rolls with HP sauce

Black Oak Pale Ale Dry-Hopped

Matched with a green salad and the Granite Brewery’s Spent Grain Bread

The Second Wedge Brewing Company 3 Rocks IPA

Served with your choice of: *

*Curried Butter Chicken, Spicy vegetables and Basmati rice

Cucumber raita and mango chutney

*Roast Prime Rib of Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

Mixed vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and horseradish

*Curried Vegetables with Basmati rice

Cucumber raita and mango chutney

Granite Brewery Keefe’s Stout

Served with Sticky Toffee pudding, custard and thick cream

In honour of the 150th Birthday of Canada join Nick at the podium and bring your ‘England to Canada’ story, in words, song, pictures or mementos.

Please show your support for England and Canada and raise funds for Prostate Cancer Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Tickets are now on sale and you can buy them by calling 416 462 3788 or emailing robert.hughey@sympatico.ca

$70 per person (taxes and with partial tax receipt included)

This event organized by CASK! Toronto, which has helped raise over $20,000 for charity over the last few years! Sign up and buy your tickets now, indicating your choice of main.

Hope to see you there!

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St. George’s Day Festivities for Charity

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st-g-flag     canada-150Please join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM for St. George’s Day festivities at the Granite Brewery Restaurant!

Join us for St. George’s Day festivities in support of charity on Saturday, April 22rd at 6:30 PM at the Granite Brewery and Restaurant, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto.  Celebrate all things English with co-hosts Maz Brereton and Robert Hughey and guest speaker Nick Pashley. Door prizes, silent auction, plus a live auction with auctioneer Julian Mulock.

In honour of the 150th Birthday of Canada join Nick at the podium and bring your ‘England to Canada’ story, in words, song, pictures or mementos. The event features a delicious four course gourmet dinner with four matching fresh Ontario cask ales.

Please show your support for England and Canada and raise funds for Prostate Cancer Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Tickets are now on sale and…

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CASK! Social

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CASK! Presents St. George’s Day Celebrations 2015

Raise a glass of traditional cask ale to St. George, patron saint of England, at The Granite Brewery and Restaurant, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, on Saturday, April 25th from 3 pm to 6 pm.
CASK! presents a new way to celebrate St. George’s Day with real ale, an open mic, prizes and a 50-50 draw, with donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Christina Halstead

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As you may already know, our friend Christina Halstead, wife of County Durham Brewing Company owner/brewer Bruce Halstead, died on March 29 of a brain aneurysm. Her death was sudden and unexpected. Christina and Bruce attended our most recent CASK! Social at Harbord House the day before, and many of us are grateful to have had one last opportunity to speak with her before her untimely death. Christina was a lovely person, warm and caring, and was much loved in the beer world. There was no funeral, in keeping with her wishes. Our thoughts are with Bruce and the family.

Nick Pashley

In Memory of Christina Halstead

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At the Island Queen, London, on the CASK! Toronto pub crawl after the 2009 GBBF (from centre right) Christina, Bruce, Anne and Nick (from centre left) Maz, Neil, Caroline and Robert

For Christina

Shocked into silence for a few days but now

Surfacing I feel a numbness

At your sudden disappearance

From this world.

Shifting attentions to the living

But no less painful.

Christina was talking to me the day before

About my narrow escape from

Heart problems

How well I looked

Neither of us aware of her hidden condition

No worries that day

Seems unreal that she is gone like a passing train into darkness

A tunnel enveloping life

Wrapping it up

Forever.

Robert Hughey