Tundra Energy Marketing Limited (TEML) was named the title sponsor of 2019 Savour the Southeast food, wine, beer, spirit and music festival.
“We are super excited that TEML is coming this year again, for the fourth year, as the title sponsor,” said Savour the Southeast co-chair Amanda Spenst. “We understand companies have many requests for their giving programs, and we are very thankful TEML continues to choose Savour the Southeast.”
The partnership with TEML started back in 2016 and was successful and fruitful ever since.
Becky Cassidy, TEML advisor, public affairs says, “TEML is committed to helping enrich the lives of people in the communities in which their employees and stakeholders reside. Savour has been an incredible asset to our community over the past three years providing much needed support to the recipients, so we feel that this partnership is a perfect fit.”
With the decision on the title sponsor the biggest spring event for the southeast took another step forward. Even though the 2019 Savour the Southeast is still three months away, the board has already achieved a lot.
“The preparation is going real good. We are working on vendors, sponsors and we’ve got a lot of stuff already underway,” said Spenst.
There will be some changes in the organization of the festival this year.
“The one big change this year is the cabaret and the vendor part of the evening will not be in the same building. The vendors with the alcohol and the food vendors will still be at Affnity, and the cabaret will be over at the (Power Dodge) curling centre.”
One ticket will cover all attractions of the festival. It’s planned that after the official savour part has finished, guests will move on over to the curling rink for the cabaret portion.
Experts in good food and drinks will have an opportunity to discover new companies. There are at least two first-time wine vendors already arranged for this year’s festival. And so far, there are still more openings for food and liquor vendors.
“We have room for 50 (vendors). I think we have about 15 liquor vendors right now, so we are going to try to add at least 10 more, so we can kind of do half and half. And food vendors we are going to start getting committed slowly now too,” said Brittaney Zahn, festival co-chair.
The entertainment plans for the 2019 festival are already set. This year Savour the Southeast will present DJ Baby Daddy, Johnny McQuaig Band and cabaret group Aces Wyld.
Tickets are on sale on the Savour the Southeast website, and by the end of this week they should become available at Henders Drugs. There is an early bird price of $35 per ticket that is going to run until the time of the show. The door price will be $45.
Savour the Southeast will take place on May 4. Proceeds will go to the Estevan Family Resource Centre.