The Fort Berens Winery fundraiser has raised over $150,000 for the #LyttonStrong campaign. The winery donated 100% of the proceeds of a special edition Pinot Gris to the rebuilding efforts, raising close to $50,000. The fundraiser was also supported through a silent auction and corporate sponsors. The overall campaign goal was to raise $125,000. At this point, just over $ 150,000 was raised.

These funds are planned to support the rebuilding the outdoor pool, a community gathering spot that was built 70 years ago, but damaged during the fire. The funds will support the rebuilding of the facilities, including changing rooms, showers and washrooms.

(top photo: Harvest at the Winch Spur Vineyard, located on the traditional territory of the Nlaka’pamux People along the Fraser River.)