In Partnership With

MARCH 10, 2018

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




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



Raymond James

Raymond James

A diversified financial services firm, focused on providing trusted advice and tailored, sophisticated solutions for individuals and institutions.




We couldn’t do it without them.

Legacy Liquor Store

Legacy Liquor Store

Legacy Liquor store strive to offer excellent customer service in all areas, which is they are pleased to offer delivery and shipping from their store. Customers are welcome to mix and match cases and create custom orders, provided Legacy has the requested items in stock.

Bella Gelateria

Bella Gelateria

Serving Lohin McKinnon Whisky Fudge Gelato.

Get Home Safe

Get Home Safe

To assist you in returning home safely, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch offers Tip A Wee Dram a Get Home Safe transit ticket program for our patrons.

Fets Whisky Kitchen

Fets Whisky Kitchen

Fets Whisky Kitchen has been a family owned and operated establishment since 1986. Vancouver’s Premier Whisky Bar with over 750 different bottlings.



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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