In Partnership With

MARCH 9, 2019

An annual whisky tasting fundraiser for Callanish, a non-profit cancer charity in our community


Price of admission includes admission, tastings, nibblies, and a collector Tip A Wee Dram branded whisky glass. Watch for ticket sales beginning mid November.

All proceeds for these events (typically 90% of gross revenue) are donated to The Callanish Society.

Our Mission

Raise spirits and money by nurturing love and community for those touched by cancer.


Great News! Ticket prices reduced for 2018:
Master Class ($140.00),
VIP ($120.00),
General Admission ($90.00)


March 10, 2018
Scottish Cultural Centre,
8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC
Master Class – 5:00 PM
VIP start – 6:00 PM
General Admission – 7:00 PM


“It was an amazing event as always, please pass along my thanks to everyone who made it happen!” – Dan

“Had a great evening thanks!!” – Laura

“Great evening @TipAWeeDram. Thanks to the organizers and the amazing volunteers.” – Emmett

2018 – Over 55 whiskies from these Distillers



Tip A Wee Dram was designed to raised money for cancer charities. The idea for the event came about as the founders and friends were sipping whisky one night, trying to decide how they might “give back” when asking people to donate to their “Ride to Conquer Cancer”.

Founded in 2010, the event has grown substantially over the years into what local whisky lovers consider to be Vancouver’s best springtime whisky festival. Tip A Wee Dram has provided a unique experience for nearly 2,000 whisky enthusiasts over the years.

Tip A Wee Dram is organized and presented entirely by more than 30 volunteers each year.

Restricted ticket sales reflect our desire to create a more intimate event for guests. The last nine years we sold out quickly.

Here are some highlights:

  • Total raised: over $169,000. Help us cross the $200,000 mark!
  • 50-60 whiskies are typically presented at the event
  • Delicious nibblies are provided to augment the whisky tasting experience
  • 50-60 auction items are up for bid
  • A free shuttle service to and from the Cambie Street Canada Line is provided

INFLUENCER ($10,000+)

This is an exclusive sponsorship opportunity. At this level, you will be THE event sponsor.


ADVOCATE ($7,500)

At this level, your sponsorship dollars will help with the regular event expenses and the procurement of the food.


LEADER ($5,000)

At this level, your sponsorship dollars will help the regular expenses of the event.


SUPPORTER ($2,500)

At this level, your sponsorship dollars will help the regular expenses of the event.



Callanish creates a healing space for people who have been irrevocably changed by cancer. It inspires those who are living and/or dying from cancer to reconnect with the essentials of life – and in doing so, to feel soothed, strengthened and restored. At the heart of Callanish is a weeklong retreat that provides a gentle catalyst for revitalizing the spirit. After more than 20 years and over 80 retreats, Callanish has evolved into a far-reaching community deeply rooted in the fundamentals of what it means to be human. Callanish receives no government funding and is completely dependent on the community it serves.

Here is a testimony by a woman who was 38 years of age at the time of this letter about Callanish and what the donations from Tip a Wee Dram mean:
“I don’t even know where to begin when trying to articulate how being a participant in a Callanish retreat has affected my life…. I needed a place where people would understand me, somewhere I could be with people who get what it’s like every day to live with fear and worry about the future.

Callanish is that place, not only myself, but for my four children. The ladies at Callanish are helping me to carve out a legacy for my children which will carry on beyond me. My babies and I go to Callanish as a safe, warm place to connect with each other and help them come to terms with my situation….

Your donations will not only carry me through this time but will give me comfort in knowing I have people to support my children when they need it the most.”

If you would like to donate to Callanish and receive a charitable receipt, please click here.


Phone: 778-229-0279

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