Things to do in Vancouver: 2012 Cooking for a Cause

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Things to Do in Vancouver | 0 comments

The King Pacific Lodge and Gitga’at First Nation invite you to join them on May 11, 2012 for Cooking for a Cause, the official launch of their co-founded charitable organization, Guarding the Gifts. Come wine, dine, and engage with environmental and cultural advocates on this evening that will also highlight the risks faced by the Gitga’at people and the Great Bear Rainforest by the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project.

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Guests of the event will be able to rub shoulders with host Vicki Gabereau and the evening’s keynote speaker, David Suzuki. There will also be an acoustic performance by local rock icon Matthew Good and First Nation singer Ta’Kaiya Blaney. Featured chefs include Robert Clark (C Resturant), Nico Schuermans (Chambar), Angus An (Maenam), and Quang Dang (West Restaurant & Bar).


From the press release:

Hosted by Vicki Gabereau, Cooking For A Cause will feature an evening of entertainment – including an acoustic performance by rock icon Matthew Good, and songs by First Nation singer Ta’Kaiya Blaney. A notable highlight of the evening will include a keynote address from environmentalist David Suzuki, who is an adopted member of the Eagle clan of the Gitga’at First Nation.

Renowned Canadian chefs will present culinary delights that incorporate ingredients sourced from the Great Bear Rainforest. Chefs lending their support to the evening include Michael Stadtlander of Eigensinn Farm, Robert Clark of C Restaurant, Nico Schuermans of Chambar, Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co., Angus An of Maenam, Wendy Boys of Cocolico, Quang Dang of West Restaurant & Bar, Jonathan Chovancek of Kale & Nori Culinary Arts, as well as King Pacific’s own Executive Chef Jesse McLeery and Pastry Chef Merri Schwartz.

An intimate VIP cocktail reception before the main event will give a select number of guests the opportunity to join David Suzuki and Vicki Gabereau on a private cruise along the Fraser River. Guests will board the classic 1943 wooden yacht Pacific Yellowfin at 4:45pm in Steveston Harbour for this exclusive event.

Michael Uehara, president of King Pacific Lodge and creative force behind the event says: “Cooking For A Cause is a gathering of close friends and supporters who share our concern over the vulnerability of the Great Bear Rainforest. Our goal for this event is to create a stage for this vibrant community, allow their voices and concerns to be heard, and shine a spotlight on the dangers this precious eco system is facing.”

Cooking for a Cause takes place on Friday May 11 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Ticket prices are $300 CDN, with ‘virtual’ tables of eight at $2,100 CDN (Tax receipts will not be issued). Tickets for the VIP pre-reception cost $1,000 CDN, and include the main event admission.

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