Our Industry | Your Charity


We are a group of people joined in an effort to help our fellow colleagues. This page is intended to acknowledge everyone who contributed to the BCHF in 2019. 

We couldn’t do it without you!


We are grateful for the time, energy, and expertise of many people, without whom the Foundation could not operate. 

Board members – LINK

Industry Advisory Council members – LINK

Volunteers – LINK

Very special thanks to The Listel Hotel for hosting our quarterly Board Meetings.


Sponsorship is critical to the success of our fundraising events.  We are grateful to all the businesses that sponsored us in 2019 (listed below).  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor in 2020, please contact Dana at dana@nulldanalee.biz.

Alliance of Beverage Licensees
Akeroyd Leung Amlani
Appellation Wine Marketing
Aquilini Brands Canada Inc.
Arterra Wines Canada
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants
BC Restaurant & Food Services Association  
Blackwood Career Apparel + Essentials
Canoe Brewpub
Casino Nanaimo
Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.
ContainerWorld Forwarding Services Inc.
Crush imports
Don Fuller Real Estate
Driftwood Brewery  
East Van Brewing Company
Elite Promotional Marketing
Escalade Wines & Spirits
The Glenmorangie Distillery Co.
Gordon Food Service
Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP
Hester Creek Estate Winery
Hoyne Brewing Company
Icon Fine Wine & Spirits
Indigenous World Winery
Import Vintners & Spirits Association
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Landmark Selections Ltd.
Lifford Wine & Spirits
Mark Anthony Group
The Parkside Brewery
Peter Mielzynski Agencies Ltd.
Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures
Red Truck Beer Company
revelry import company
Rising Tide Consultants
Roust Canada
Serta Canada  
Sheraton Guildford
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Silver Chef Hospitality Equipment Funding
Smart-tek Communications Inc.
Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Canada
Summit Fine Wines
Sysco Victoria, Inc.
The Bacchus Group
The Delf Group
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Vancouver Island Brewing
Victoria Pub Company
Vintage West Wine Marketing
Walter Craft Caesar Mix

And DISH 2020 – Sponsor – New Zealand Theme Region – A+M Consulting Communications Inc.

Donations in Kind

The silent auctions at our fundraising events generate much-needed revenue.  Thank you to everyone who donated items to our auctions in 2019!  If your organization would like to donate an item for our 2020 events, please fill out the form below.

Aburi Restaurants
Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
Anthonij Rupert
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Atlas Steak + Fish
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants
Axe and Grind
Ballet BC
BC Ferries
BC Tree Fruits
Bell Media Vancouver
B Fit Personal Training
Brasserie L’Ecole
Brian Jessel BMW
Cactus Club Cafe
Cafe Il Nido
Canoe Brewpub
The Vancouver Canucks
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Carter GM Northshore
Charton-Hobbs Inc.
Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
Clipper Vacations
Craigdarroch Castle
David Herman & Son Ltd
Delta Hotels by Marriott Ocean Pointe Resort
Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours
Earls Victoria
Eden Textile
Fable Diner
Hotel Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Hotel Fairmont Empress
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Hotel Fairmont Pacific Rim
Five Star Whale Watching
FlyOver Canada
Flying Beaver Bar & Grill
Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Raffaele Aiello (Proprietor)
Georgian Bay Spirit Co.
Gordon R Williams Corp
Growers Cider Co.
Hardbite Chips
Hawksworth Restaurant Group
Highland Pacific Golf
Hotel Grand Pacific
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Il Covo Trattoria
IMAX Victoria
Indigenous World Winery
Installation Ltd.
International Cellars
Il Terrazzo
Kenmore Air
L.A. Limousines &Transportation services
Landsea Tours & Adventures
Liber Farm & Winery
Lohin McKinnon Distillers
Lucky Taco
The Macallan Whisky
Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas
Market by Jean-Georges
Marquis Wine Cellars
Marriott International
Max’s Restaurant
Megson FitzPatrick Insurance Services
Mission Hill Family Estate
National Payments
Nicli Antica Pizzeria
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Okanagan Crush Pad Winery
Old Spaghetti Factory
Ouisi Bistro
Owl’s Perch Treehouse
Painted Rock Estate Winery
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Whistler
Parkside Hotel & Spa
Pemberton Valley Lodge
Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures
River Rock Casino Resort
Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel
Royal BC Museum
Royal Roads University
Rust Wine Co.
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
Shanzee’s Biscuit Cafe
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
Sleightly Deceptive Productions
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses
Steamship Grill & Bar
Strathcona Hotel
Sunco Communication and Installation Ltd.
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Tantalus Resort Lodge
Tao Organic Plant Cuisine/Café by Tao
The Butchart Gardens
The View Winery & Vineyard
TIME Winery
Times Square Suites Hotel Vancouver
Toptable Group
Trialto Wine Group Ltd.
Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel
Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Food Tour
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Victoria Film Festival
Villa Eyrie Resort
West Restaurant
Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa


Thanks to the Hotel Association of Vancouver for its work on our behalf in 2019!  The HAV spearheaded three online lotteries that raised funds for the BCHF, as well as raising awareness of our organization.  We are grateful to the following companies that generously donated prizes for the 2019 lotteries:




BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival
Best Buy
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Delta Air Lines
Edible Canada
Fairmont Kea Lani
Garagiste North Festival
Hotel Grand Pacific
Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel
Nk’Mip Cellars
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery
RauDZ Regional Kitchen
Rocky Mountaineer
Smart-tek Communications Inc.
Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive
TIME Winery
Toptable Group
V2V Vacations
Whistler Village Inn + Suites

Third-Party Event Supporters

One of the BCHF’s core beliefs is that we in the hospitality industry should work together to help our own.  We’re grateful to the companies who held third-party events in 2019, raising funds and awareness for the BCHF. 

Please contact Dana at dana@nulldanalee.biz if you’re interested in hosting an event to support our work.

A & W Canada
BC Wine Cider & Spirits Festival
BC Craft Beer Guild
British Columbia Wine Institute
Bells and Whistles
Boom + Batten
Café Medina
Canoe Brewpub
Cascadia Liquor (Crown Isle)
Cascadia Liquor (Eagle Creek Village)
Cascadia Liquor (Langford)
Cascadia Liquor (Nanoose Bay)
Cascadia Liquor (Uptown, Victoria)
Delta Hotels Burnaby
Destination Greater Victoria
Four Winds Brewing Company
No.1 Gaoler’s Mews
Habitat Café @ Royal Roads
Negroni Week
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society
Parkside Brewery
Rearden Capital – Negroni Week
Restaurant Association of Whistler
Rust Winery
Tinhorn Creek Winery
Top Drop
Truffles Catering
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Vancouver Tourism
Vessel Liquor
Victoria Wine Festival

Employee Payroll Deduction Program

Thank you to everyone at the following businesses, which participate in the BCHF’s Payroll Deduction Program.  Employees’ contributions are deducted automatically from their wages, which is a convenient way to support us, and everyone who donates more than $25 over the course of a year receives a tax receipt. 

Basalt Wine & Salumeria
Beacon Pub & Eatery
Bells & Whistles
Crystal Lodge
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Hotel Grand Pacific
Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

Individual and Corporate Donations

Thank you to all the individuals and companies who gave cash donations to the BCHF in 2019.  Whether the funds were dedicated to the Harry McWatters Legacy Fund or our beneficiary fund, or given to the area of greatest need at our organization, we are grateful for your support!  Particular thanks to all our VIP Monthly Donors – your ongoing support is invaluable to us.

If you would like to become a Monthly Donor, please click HERE.

In addition to the online lottery, the Hotel Association of Vancouver has been instrumental in supporting the foundation with hotels promoting their own fundraising activities and naming the BCHF as their beneficiary. The following hotels, which are members of the Hotel Association of Vancouver, went the extra mile for the BCHF in 2019 by organizing events specifically dedicated to raising funds for the BCHF.  Thank you!

Delta Hotels Burnaby by Marriott

Delta Hotels by Marriott Downtown Vancouver Suites

Hotel Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Scholarship Sponsors and Donations

We started offering scholarships in 2008, with the intention of fostering the next generation of hospitality industry workers.  Our scholarship program continues to grow, thanks to generous sponsors and donors:

Brewmaster Scholarships

BC Craft Brewers Guild
Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Culinary Scholarships

Silver Chef Hospitality Equipment Funding

Greg King Scholarship at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

King Family money in trust and ongoing support from individuals.

Hospitality Scholarships

British Columbia Hotel Association
BC Restaurant & Food Services Association – Hall of Fame – George Tidball
Gordon Food Service
Pacific Gateway Hotel
Hotel Association of Greater Victoria
White Spot Restaurants

The Nik Lim Legacy Scholarship

Supported by numerous individual and corporate donations.

Sommelier Scholarships

Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants
Da Silva Vineyards
Hester Creek Estate Winery
Okanagan Crush Pad Winery (OCP)
Sunrock Vineyards

We hope the above list is comprehensive, but if we have inadvertently forgotten anyone who supported us in 2019, we offer both an apology and our gratitude.

Dana and Lucy