A poorly-timed stretch of rainy weather reduced the turnout for the fourth annual Walnut Festival at Vista D’Oro Farms and Winery on Sunday.
Despite the damp, the fundraiser for Canuck Place children’s hospice still managed to raise $1,200.
Lee Murphy of Vista D’Oro, who volunteers at Canuck Place, said there would “definitely” be a fifth festival fundraiser next year.
Vista D’oro invited a number of “our favourite chefs/creators/farmers to spend the day at the farm with all of us, in celebration of the green walnut.”
Visitors could sample various products and listen to live music under the walnut trees at the farm, located at 346 208 St.
Canuck Place fundraising co-ordinator Jeffrey Thiessen dropped by Sunday.
“This is the first year I’ve actually been able to attend,” Thiessen said.
He praised Vista D’Oro for their continuing support.
“It’s the relationship I value and that’s why I was glad to meet them this year.”