Win a Pair of Tickets to Dixonlicious!

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Last year, I attended Dixonlicious, a wonderful event hosted by Dixon Hall to raise funds for food programs in Toronto. Dixonlicious returns this year on Thursday, March 1 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East) and the culinary event of the season promises to be a night to remember! It offers supporters a smorgasbord of delicious food and drinks from top Toronto restaurants and chefs including: The Food DudesBiff's BistroDaniel et DanielHawthorne Food & DrinkSkin + BonesLost Craft BrewingKarlo Estates WinerySoCIAL Lite VodkaWalter Craft Caesar and much more! There will also be musical entertainment and a silent auction for you to bid on big ticket-items and experiences. Attending Dixonlicious is a great opportunity to give back to the community, while enjoying a wonderful night filled with excellent food and company. You will help Dixon Hall to deliver 25,000 meals to those in need. Tickets are $90 and and youth under 30 can obtain tickets for $70. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: dixonhall.org/dixonlicious. Use promotional code GIVEBACK for a 15% discount on ticket prices. 

This year, I am volunteering with Dixon Hall and am giving away two pairs of tickets to two lucky readers valued at $180.00 per pair. There are many ways to enter (see below).  Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @thecharmingmodernist for even more ways to enter. Good luck!   
Open to Canadian residents only, 19+. 
Contest ends Monday, February 26. The winner will be contacted directly and I will also announce the winners' names on social media. 

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