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Giveaway Prize: Wine tasting experience donated by Lauren Power of Tre Amici. This virtual wine tasting will let you taste through the finest Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon from winery Tenuta Santomé located in Treviso, Italy. Lauren will guide you through the unique flavours & styles of these 4 incredible wines through an interactive experience custom to you!

The contest will close Monday July 20th by 11:55pm EST. To be eligible for Tre Amici Giveaway, participants must donate a minimum of $5 on the official Rising Stars Wish Dish donation page. Donation must be made prior to the contest closing date. One entry only per individual. Entry will be made automatically to the individual associated with the “Contact Details” of the donation. Giveaway is open to residents of the GTA only. Winner must be of legal drinking age at the time of contest entry and will be required to show valid ID confirming age prior to prize delivery.

Winner will be chosen by random draw.  Giveaway winner will be contacted Tuesday, July 21st by 11:55pm EST to the “Contact Details” email associated with the donation. If the selected winner does not respond within 24 hours the Rising Stars hold the right to select a different winner. Winner may be announced on Social Media by first name only. Winner will receive a direct message from the Rising Stars account to arrange delivery details. Delivery is eligible only to the GTA area, delivery date subject to availability.

This contest is not sponsored by or associated with Make-A-Wish Canada. Prize is not eligible for refund or exchange. Prize is subject to restrictions and regulations by Tre Amici.

The Rising Stars Committee has been working creatively to continue to support Make-A-Wish despite the unique circumstances we’ve been facing with COVID19.  We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with local culinary talent to bring you Wish Dish: a 3-part video series where you can join us and learn to make delicious recipes from the comfort of your own home.


The first cooking class in the Wish Dish series is scheduled for Saturday, July 18 at 5pm and will be hosted by Colin Asuncion – Toronto baker and finalist on The Great Canadian Baking Show (CBC, Netflix Canada).  Colin’s specialty is layered cakes and he loves to emulate his mother in the kitchen.  Outside the kitchen, Colin is also a seasoned performer and theatre artist.  He recently performed alongside July Black and Divine Brown at Koerner Hall (UnCovered, Musical Stage Company) and in the play Box 4901 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.  We’re so excited to have him host our first virtual cooking class!


As we navigate through these changing times, wishes related to travel and events have unfortunately had to be postponed.  Although delayed, we are determined to ensure these wishes will come true once restrictions are lifted.  In the meantime, we want to encourage the wish kids to stay positive and remind them that their wishes are coming.  If you would like to participate in our campaign to uplift our Make-A-Wish kids, please follow us on social media and tag us in any messages of hope and encouragement using the hashtag #WishesAreWaiting and #MessagesOfHope.  Donate now to support the Rising Stars Wish Dish series.