Kate Linder Hosts Afternoon Teas for Charity

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NEW: The 2018 Calgary OpportuniTea will be held on April 8 at the Westin Calgary hotel. This exciting event is sponsored by March of Dimes Canada.  The Young and Restless cast members and other details are available on the Calgary page on this website. Tickets can be purchased on the MODC website and on the Calgary page here too.


Our sixth annual “Kate Linder & Friends OpportuniTea” with March of Dimes Canada was held at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on December 3, 2017. The event was once again hosted by our very own Kate Linder, the well-known actress who plays Esther Valentine on the Young and the Restlessthe #1 rated soap opera in Canada and the U.S. Kate was joined by her Y&R colleagues Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), Daniel Hall (Scott Grainger) and Ahbi Sinha (Ravi Shapur). Carolyn MacKenzie, anchor of Global TV’s The Morning Show, also participated in the festivities. Proceeds benefitted March of Dimes Canada’s Conductive Education® (CE) program. Thank you for your generosity and support.

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The 20th annual Revera Royal City Manor Afternoon Tea with Kate Linder and her Young and Restless friends was a big success on Sunday, July 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.

This important milestone benefitted the Canucks for Kids Fund, which dedicates resources to assist charities that support children’s health and wellness, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia.

A big thank you for your generosity and support at the 2017 Vancouver tea — the 20th tea that has been hosted by Kate and her colleagues and friends.

More details and photos are on the Vancouver page. NEW: Additional photos from the Vancouver tea were added September 18 and 25, 2017.


Please join us in congratulating Kate Linder for her 35 amazing years playing  Esther Valentine on the Young and the Restlessthe #1 rated soap opera in the U.S. and Canada.

Her talent and time on the show were celebrated at an on-set party on April 19, 2017!

Here are just a few of the photos, including tea for the incredible actress who sponsors teas for so many charities, a delicious cake, and a heartwarming speech by Executive Producer Mal Young.


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Kate Linder is the well-known actress who plays Esther Valentine on the Young and the Restless, the #1 rated soap opera in the U.S. and Canada.

She is also a philanthropist, known for her hard work to raise money for a number of charities. Charity means a lot to Kate, who has spent decades helping others.

For example, Kate is the celebrity spokesperson for the ALS Association, the pre-eminent leader in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease. She can be found most holidays serving food to the hungry and homeless at the Los Angeles Mission. And throughout the year, she hosts afternoon teas to benefit a variety of charities.

Kate has really taken serving tea and charity to another level. A much higher level.