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Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.
After Haiti’s devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake, CRU Restaurant (1459 West Broadway) is mustering its efforts to help the families and children who have lost their possessions and their loved ones in this overwhelming tragedy.
On Sunday, January 31 2010, CRU Restaurant will invite Vancouverites to support the people of Haiti at a Haiti Earthquake Relief Fundraising Dinner. Guests will enjoy an outstanding four-course dinner paired with wines from CRU’s renowned cellar. The evening will also feature a silent auction. The event starts at 6:30pm and requires a minimum of a $100 donation per person.
CRU staff will volunteer their time at the dinner, and the restaurant will donate all the food and beverages for this important event. 100% of the proceeds from the dinner will be donated to relief efforts in Haiti. The monies raised will also be matched by the Canadian government, doubling the amount of support that will be provided to the beleaguered country. Make your reservation now by calling 604-677-4111.
From now until November 15, bring a gently-worn party dress into Wear Else and get a $50 gift card. Your dress will be donated to Dress for Success.
Did you know that more people die from vending machines than shark attacks? Although sharks have been portrayed by media as ruthless killers, they are a misunderstood animal and rarely attack or even kill. On average, only 5 people die worldwide from shark attacks each year. In 2007, only a single person died from a shark attack. Meanwhile, up to 80 million sharks are killed each year for shark fin soup…
Come find out what Shark Truth has in mind to help save the sharks as you join them at their launch event at Wild Rice (117 West Pender Street) on November 19th, 8pm to 10pm, for some fundraising, facts and fun. Hear from world renowned researcher and IUCN Shark Specialist Group Co-Chair, Nick Dulvy share his research findings on shark behaviour and population. Best of all, come mingle with fellow foodies and sample some of Andrew Wong’s local, modern Chinese cuisine with cool drink specials, door prizes and an awesome raffle draw. Tickets are $20 and can be bought here.