Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Knollwood Golf Course 
1276 Shaver Rd.
Ancaster, ON L9G 3L1

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Tony Evans 
Strata Montessori Adolescent School 

Strata Benefit 2017 | Date Night for Foodies 

Register Now! A Cornucopia of reasons to join us for our 12th annual DVMS/Strata fundraiser: Date Night for Foodies

A few years ago, DVMS & Strata showed their commitment to your children by purchasing a 10,000 square foot building in the heart of a conservation area that allows us to offer the highest quality Montessori programming to your children as they enter their adolescent years. Montessori pedagogy promises that if we offer adolescents a nature-based program built around a supportive community, and that if we give them responsibilities, they will rise up and support each other. The program has exceeded our expectations. Our adolescents are still committed to learning, still committed to kindness, and still committed to offering their best selves.

Every week, we will be offering up incentives to lure you out. You have young children, you deserve a night out.
To begin, we have arranged babysitting for all of the Strata and DVMS Elementary children (it is the night they are all out camping).

We also promise incredible food, a guaranteed beautiful setting, and just wait until you hear the resume of our musical guest.

Strata Montessori continues to be a development project of DVMS, so when you help Strata, you help DVMS. The support of DVMS families does more than help further develop Strata for the time when your children are adolescents; helping Strata continue to attain independence helps DVMS continue to invest in its own, ongoing development.

Your support will help both Strata and DVMS undertake a few big projects that are on the radar: new windows and an outdoor classroom at Strata, upgraded roof and gym floor at DVMS, and, most importantly, more support for students with learning differences at both locations.

How can you help?

Buy a ticket to the event (click "Register Now!" above or below).

Offer auction items. (Every year, someone offers a few vacation packages -- but they only tell us the day before. If you have a time share, a cottage, a retreat, to offer please tell us as soon as possible so we can spread the word as these are our most lucrative auction items.)  

And of course, bid on the items and have a great time at Date Night.

[Note: this is a licensed, 19+ event]

Register Now!

Here’s what you can expect to satiate your gastronomical desires.

Mel Athulathmudali (Stratford Chef School who you will remember from the Strata Supper Club events this year) and Scott Friedmann (DVMS and Strata parent, and a Masters in Hospitality from Cornell University) will be offering:


  • Slow Faux Poke Tuna made from compressed watermelon
  • Puffed Wild Rice
  • Pickled Ginger
  • Wasabi Oil and Nori w/ Strawberry & Rhubarb Lemonade

Mel preparing the Strata Supper Club meal in the Strata kitchen

Joe and Lindsey Mrav (DVMS parents and proprietors of the soon-to-open Grain and Grit Small Batch Beer) will be offering:
  • Beer tastings paired with the offered food.


Eric Deschenes (DVMS parent and Pastry Chef at Rousseau House and graduate of Niagara Culinary Institute) will be providing the dessert offerings:
  • Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel and Chocolate Ganache served with Southbrook Framboise dessert wine.

Rousseau House

Plus! more gastronomic goodness to come.

Register Now!

The Music: