The BCHF Again Answers the Call in New Westminster

Update: In an overwhelming show of community support, Authentic Wine & Spirits and Okanagan Crush Pad have just added great items to the silent auction, with Okanagan Crush Pad providing wine to be poured at the event.  

Bunches and Blooms Floral has also confirmed their support as an event sponsor, and will provide all the decorations, including small bouquets guests may take home at the end of the evening. Lonsdale Event Rentals will be sponsoring glassware and table wares, ensuring the event will be a success. Read on….

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The BC Hospitality Foundation is again matching funds up to $7500 at a fundraiser on Thursday, November 12 (7:00pm) at Re-Up BBQ in the River Market in New Westminster.

Tickets are just $30, with every dollar supporting one of their employees recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and unable to work.

Get your tickets via the Re-upBBQ page HERE.

Can’t attend the event? You can donate directly to Ed and his family via CHIMP.

After nearly nine months of unsolved medical issues, with symptoms that included blurred vision, dizziness and chronic fatigue, Re-Up employee Ed was diagnosed with MS. He and his wife are both students and are raising a 15-month daughter, while trying to make ends meet with only student loans. He hasn’t been able to work consistently in the past few months, and his wife has had to support the family while trying to raise their daughter and finish her own education.

Each $30 ticket will include a family-style meal including house-made german-style sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad and dessert, with all food and staffing supplied by Re-Up BBQ. The first beer for each person has been generously sponsored by Steel & Oak Brewing. Children ages 5-12 are  just $10 and teens aged 13-18 are only $15, making this an affordable and family-friendly charity evening.

A silent auction featuring prizes generously donated from Re-Up BBQ, the Five Sails Restaurant at the Pan Pacific HotelPizzeria BufalaMilestonesLegacy Liquor StoreLimina Wellness LoungeWild RiceUrban Digs Farm and more will round out the evening.

100% of funds raised will be donated to the Ed and his family, with the hope that they can focus on treatment and recovery.

The BC Hospitality Foundation most recently supported Shannon Elmer, another New West worker via a matched fundraiser in Gastown. Injured while snowboarding in Whistler, Shannon was a server at The Bourbon in Vancouver and broke her spine. Shannon received $24,440.00 from the BC Hospitality Foundation, BC Paraplegic Foundation, The Bourbon and Fantasy Food 2000 to help her on her road to recovery.