Wine rep Leila Zuniga and the unstoppable Nick Lees


Indigenous drummers wowed the crowd at Zin on the River


Hosted by veteran Edmonton Journal columnist and loyal CASA supporter Nick Lees, Zin on The River created a major splash again this summer.

The Aug. 28th event on the sprawling patio of the city’s historic Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, which celebrated its 20th anniversary, raised $30,000 to support the fundraising efforts of the Minds over Mountains Cycle Tour.

Guests were treated to an elegant evening of lively music, Indigenous drummers, fine wines and delicious food from the Hotel Macdonald and Edmonton’s Haweli Indian Kitchen & Bar.

Mark Connolly, the affable host of CBC Radio’s Edmonton AM program, and well-known former Edmonton radio host Rob Christie served as auctioneers with their usual panache.