The Great Catsby

The Great Catsby FAQ

  1. What is The Great Catsby?

At the beginning of 2021 we had big plans for our annual gala, newly named the Great Catsby. We wanted to create a unique ‘Gatsby-style’ experience that we could share among all of our community supporters. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, we had to revise our plan and try to bring a fun and sophisticated experience to your home. We thought the best way to capture that was to give everyone the opportunity to indulge in the art of wine tasting. Robert Miller, a Certified Sommelier will be hosting a Virtual Wine Tasting in support of the Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth Humane Society this November, and we hope you enjoy this experience and continue to support the animals within your community.

  1. When is The Great Catsby?

    The Great Catsby is on Friday, December 3rd from 7:00PM to approximately 8:30PM. This Virtual Wine Tasting event will be run through Zoom. Attendees will be able to view Robert Miller, a Certified Sommelier live as he speaks about each wine sample you’ve brought home with you! There will be a chat function available to attendees to ask questions and directly speak with Mr. Miller.

  2. How can I participate in The Great Catsby?

    It’s super easy to participate in The Great Catsby! There are three possible ticket options, you get to choose from based on how you’d like to experience this Virtual Wine Tasting event!

    ➔ Casual Package (Four x 200ml bottles of the wines listed below) for $60.00

    ➔ Elegant Package (Four x 750ml bottles, one full bottle of each wine listed below) for $150.00

    When you’ve purchased your ticket through the kwsphumane.ca website, you will be sent a confirmation email with more details about the event and what to expect!
    In order to enjoy your wine samples on Friday, December 3rd you ​MUST​ pick up your wine kits at the Kitchener Waterloo or the Stratford Perth Humane Society (250 Riverbend Drive, Kitchener ON N2B 2E9 or 125 Griffith Road, Stratford ON N5A 6S4) from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Pick up details will be shared with ticket purchasers over email prior to the event date. Through email, attendees will also be given the link to join the Zoom live stream. Zoom is a user friendly website that is easy to operate and navigate!

  1. Do I have to be a certain age to participate?

    The Great Catsby is a Virtual Wine Tasting event, participants ​MUST​ be over the legal drinking age (19 years of age). Ticket purchasers will have to show their ID to a staff member when picking up their wine kit on December 3rd.

  2. Will charitable tax receipts be given out to ticket purchasers?

    Yes, charitable tax receipts will be sent out post-event to ticket purchasers. In order to receive a tax receipt, we must have all of your contact information, please ensure you provide all the details when purchasing your ticket with us.
    Here are the details as they are dependent on what type of ticket you purchase!

    ➔ Casual Package for $60.00 = $25.00 Charitable Tax Receipt

    ➔ Elegant Package for $150.00 = $50.00 Charitable Tax Receipt 

  3. Who do I reach out to if I have trouble purchasing a ticket online?

    If you experience any difficulty when purchasing a ticket through kwsphumane.ca, please contact Teaghan Blackmore at ​teaghan.blackmore@kwsphumane.ca​ or 519-745-5615 ext 254.