15,000 empty plates filled, thanks to local event

The annual Taste of Spring held recently at Evraz Place contributed several meals to the Regina Food Bank.

The Regina Food Bank teamed up with Evraz Place, Saskatoon-based Black Fox Spirits and Perdue’s Living Sky Winery at this year’s Taste of Spring event to feed 15,000 people. The event was held May 6 and 7 in Regina at the Evraz Place EventPlex. Regina Food Bank CEO Steve Compton was at the event to witness the generosity first hand.

“I was so impressed that these local companies jumped in to donate all proceeds from the event to the Regina Food Bank,” said Compton. “The donation goes a long way toward fighting hunger in our community.”

In addition to proceeds from the Black Fox Spirits, Living Sky Winery and Evraz Place/Queensbury Convention Centre booths, Taste of Spring attendees donated money and leftover coupons to the cause. Each coupon donated will allow the Regina Food Bank to provide three meals to people in need.

“We wanted to help make a difference in the lives of our fellow community members who turn to the Food Bank for help, so we donated the full value of leftover coupons,” said Alison Wilkie, Catering & Events Manager at Evraz Place. “Everyone should have nutritious food on the table, and it’s our responsibility to support those in our community who need help.”

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About the Regina Food Bank

The Regina Food Bank mission is to serve those most vulnerable in our community by providing programs and service directly and through partnerships in the areas of food provision, essential skills development, and connections to community supports and opportunities.

About Evraz Place

Situated in the heart of Regina, Evraz Place is one of the largest and most influential event complexes in the country. The organization hosts the majority of Regina’s major events every year, including Canada’s Farm Progress Show, the Queen City Ex and Taste of Spring. Evraz Place is home to Canadian Western Agribition, the WHL Regina Pats, the Regina Soccer Association and numerous concerts, trade shows and conventions.


For more information, please contact:


Steve Compton Paula Kohl
CEO Director of Marketing, Communications & Strategy
Regina Food Bank The Regina Exhibition Association Limited
Phone: (306) 791-6533 Phone: 306-519-9715
Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected]



Steve Compton with Black Fox Spirits