Grape Growers of Ontario Celebrity Luncheon

This year, in partnership with Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union and the third largest in Canada, and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Grape Growers of Ontario are welcoming to the stage celebrated comedian, creator and star of Corner Gas, Brent Butt.


Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Brent Butt discovered early that being funny was a good way to get attention. By his mid-twenties he was touring internationally and appearing at major comedy festivals, all while creating his own TV series, Corner Gas. It became an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades including an International Emmy Award nomination and was named “Funniest Show on TV” by TV Guide readers.  


Mr. Butt then created another sitcom for CTV called “Hiccups” which won multiple LEO awards, and made the transition to movies with two feature films on theatre screens: the comedic mystery “NO CLUE” and the long awaited “CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE”, both of which he wrote, produced and starred in. He is currently developing a new show for television, and continues to tour the country performing standup comedy as often as he can.


The Grape Growers of Ontario’s Celebrity Luncheon is Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Club Roma in St. Catharines. Ticket order forms are available at or by contacting the GGO Board office at: (905) 688-0990 ext 224 or



Source:  Grape Growers of Ontario June 24, 2019 news release

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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