In Partnership With

MARCH 9, 2019

Our 10th annual whisky tasting fundraiser will be 100% in support of Callanish. Callanish is a non-profit society who provide support to those who have been touched by cancer.

Tickets are on sale now.

Our mission is to raise spirits and money by nurturing love and community for those touched by cancer.

Included in the price of admission is tasting of 50+ whiskies, a selection of fine food, and a custom branded whisky glass that you can take home. All proceeds, less the hard cost of putting on the event, are donated to The Callanish Society *hyperlink to Callanish section*.

You have three tiers of tickets to choose from this year. Expect the Master Class and VIP tickets to go very quickly; purchase yours today! By also making a donation to Callanish when you purchase your ticket you help us to meet our 10th-anniversary goal of raising an additional $10,000 in donations. This means you will help more people who have had their lives irrevocably changed by cancer.


“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

We expect to have over 50 whiskies for you to try this year – here are some of the distillers from 2018.


Tip A Wee Dram is now completely focused on raising money for the Callanish Society. 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. Less hard costs, every dollar goes to Callanish.

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

Here are some highlights:

  • Just over $425,000 for Callanish and cancer research has been raised since the inception of Tip a Wee Dram. Every dollar raised is put to good use.
  • 50-60 whiskies are typically presented at the event
  • Delicious nibblies are provided to augment your whisky tasting experience
  • A fabulous selection of silent auction items for you to bid on
  • Balloons filled with great prizes; back by popular demand
  • Free shuttle service to and from the Cambie Street Canada Line is provided



Raymond James Canada Foundation

Raymond James Canada Foundation

The philanthropic arm of the national diversified financial services firm Raymond James Ltd. The foundation is committed to assisting individuals, families and organizations build a legacy of giving to last a lifetime and beyond.


West Fraser Forest Company

West Fraser Forest Company

Intact Insurance

Intact Insurance

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