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About Uncork

Uncork is an exciting event that pairs great wine with a great cause! Uncork the Cure is an annual wine tasting event providing an opportunity for all wine lovers, from boxed wine enthusiasts to fine wine aficionados, to taste different brands of wine while supporting research efforts to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Uncork is going to tease your taste buds and test your wine knowledge all for a good cause! Each varietal will be served by a wine expert who will walk you through the tasting from beginning to end. For those who want more of a challenge there will be a competition you can participate in throughout the night with the chance to win a prize at the end of the evening. Join us for an incredible night of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and fundraising!

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. It is estimated that 1 in every 25 Canadians is a carrier of the gene responsible for causing CF. At present there is no cure or control for the disease. Learn more about CF (keep the hyperlink that is currently there). Learn more about CF


How to Participate?

New this year… enjoy an evening with your colleagues, friends and family of savouring and sampling featuring a variety of wines provided for you by wineries/vendors such as

Colio Estate Winery

Casadea Estates Winery

Profile Wine Group

Arterra Wines

(more to be announced soon)


More about Uncork

In addition to this amazing opportunity to discover your next favourite wine, Uncork offers its guests even more! The event will feature amazing food from one of the local areas favourite restaurant, a silent auction, and live auction. There will also be a cash bar for those that would prefer.

This event will sell out quickly. To ensure your spot purchase a ticket now for a night you will never forget!

All proceeds from Uncork support the ongoing fight for a cure for cystic fibrosis.

*Regrettably this location is not wheelchair accessible as it is above a restaurant. 


Guest Speakers


Melanie and Luc Rochon

Melanie, Luc, Janelle and Camille Rochon. Camille is 10 years old and has CF. CF is part of our everyday life but we don’t let it get into our way. Every single day, the 4 of us work has a team to encourage and help Camille do her treatments and take her medications so that we can spend more time skiing, swimming, biking, travelling, and enjoy life with our families and friends. Unfortunately CF sometimes does get into our way.






Dr. Rees Kassen

Rees Kassen is a leading researcher, educator, and author in evolutionary biology. His research focuses on the really big questions in biology like, Why are there so many species in the world and how did they evolve? He uses microbes to answer these questions because their small size and fast reproduction times let him watch the evolutionary process unfolding in the laboratory.

Rees has also played leading roles at the interface between science, society, and policy as Chair of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE:, an association of 26 professional and scientific organizations acting on behalf of over 60,000 members from academia, industry and government in Canada, and as a founder and Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy (, an international organization of early-career researchers acting as the voice of young scientists around the world. Rees completed his PhD at McGill University and then went on to an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship and Elizabeth Wordsworth Research Fellowship at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. He is currently Full Professor and Cystic Fibrosis Canada Researcher at the University of Ottawa and was University Research Chair in Experimental Evolution there from 2007-2017. He is a member of the Banff Forum (2015) and was a Leopold Leadership Fellow (2013), NSERC Steacie Fellow (2010), and a World Economic Forum Young Scientist in (2010- 2012).