Instant (Win)e Cellar

Red River North Tourism is launching the Instant Win(e) Cellar, a special fundraiser in support of the restoration and reopening of Captain Kennedy House on River Road in St Andrews.

Donate a bottle of wine to the cellar and buy your ticket – or two… or even more! Tickets for the Instant Win(e) Cellar are just $20 and with every donation of a bottle the wine cellar grows larger. Our sponsor, Folonari, has kicked off the wine cellar with $200 worth of wines. Watch for cellar updates on Facebook.

Three prizes will be drawn: first prize is 50% of all the wine collected: a minimum value of $1000! Second prize will take home 30% of the wine in the cellar (a $500+ value) and third prize wins 20% of the wine ($250 + value). The draw will be made at 2:00pm, December 30th – just in time to ring in the New Year!

To arrange for curbside service to drop off wine donations and purchase tickets email or call one of these convenient locations:

St. Andrews Rectory Gift Shop 

374 River Road, St. Andrews
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday through Saturday
Phone: 204-339-6396

374 Eveline Street, Selkirk
Monday through Saturday
Phone: 204-785-2984

Kennedy House, a Provincially owned historic home, was constructed in 1866. It was closed in 2015 and requires some structural attention. Repairs were scheduled but the funding was withdrawn and it has remained empty since that time.

The Kennedy House Renewal Committee was formed and the Committee’s preliminary plans were approved by St Andrews Council, allowing discussion with the Province on Council’s behalf.

“The partnership established between the RM of St Andrews and Parks Canada for the operation of The Rectory has proven very successful over the past decade” said Rob Sarginson, Co-Chair of the Committee. “Our aim is to establish a similar arrangement with the Province at Kennedy House if possible.”

It is hoped that use of the main floor areas could begin as early as next year. This could include: resurrection of the popular former tea house through a small café operated by Inclusion Selkirk, a job training program for those with intellectual disabilities; opportunities to share the significant Métis history of the house and the region; a place for Métis artists to display and sell their works; and the development of an interpreted touring link along the entire Red River Parkway.

“This raffle is presented in partnership with Holiday Alley” said Lois Wales, President of Red River North Tourism. “There are just 500 tickets available so the chances of winning are excellent! We’ll be posting regular updates on social media as the wine cellar grows.” She concluded “This is a great way for the community to support our local heritage and help protect Kennedy House”.

For further information-mail or call 204-485-4881