Win Tickets to the Chefs’ Charity Dinner for Dan’s Legacy

Comments 66 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 3rd annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner, a fundraiser for the Dan Snook Trust Foundation (Dan’s Legacy), is coming up October 27th. Chef Sean Cousins, along with four other top chefs in Vancouver, will create a menu of culinary masterpieces guaranteed to delight the senses.

danslegacycontestThe evening begins with a selection of cocktails and canapés followed by dinner with wine pairings. Live music and a live auction featuring fabulous prize holidays to exclusive destinations round out the entertainment. All proceeds from the event support Dan’s Legacy, which provides therapeutic counselling to youth overcoming addiction as a result of trauma and abuse.

Chefs’ Charity Dinner

Where: The Vancouver Club (915 West Hastings)
When: Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Tickets: Available online now. Individual tickets are $250, with VIP packages also available. Call (604) 329-9186 for more information.

Hosted by Fred Lee, the gala showcases a five-course meal specially created by Vancouver Club Head Chef Sean Cousins, working in collaboration with Lee Cooper, Head Chef of L’Abbatoir, the Bauhaus Restaurant’s Chef Stefan Hartmann, Chef David Gunawan of Farmer’s Apprentice and Vancouver Club Junior Sous Chef/Pastry, Jessica Caparas. Music, and live and silent auctions round out the evening’s entertainment.

“This year we mark the 10th anniversary of our Foundation, and the gala is also an opportunity for us to thank our supporters, as well as raise funds to continue our work,” says Barbara Coates, Executive Director at Dan’s Legacy. “As we’ve seen with the recent drug-related health crisis in BC, our programs are needed now more than ever before.”

The Dan Snook Trust Foundation (Dan’s Legacy) was founded in memory of a promising and vibrant young man who fell victim to a sexual predator. As is common with victims of abuse, he turned to drugs to suppress the psychological pain of the experience. Stints in rehab only provided a partial solution. What was needed was counselling support to uncover the root of his addiction. Tragically, Dan relapsed and died from an overdose. He was nineteen years old.

“The Foundation has been my family’s way of keeping Dan’s memory alive,” says Kevin Snook, Dan’s father and Chair of the Board. “Dan was such a gentle soul with a free spirit and lovely heart, who always brought happiness to those around him. Whilst it has been a personal journey of pain and sadness to have lost my son, it gives me great joy and satisfaction knowing how many youth we are helping today through our work.”

Follow Dan’s Legacy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information about The Foundation and the Chefs’ Charity Dinner.

Win Tickets

I have two tickets (value $500) to give away for this very special evening*. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post on Facebook tagging @DansLegacy and @Miss604. You can say why you would like to attend the evening, you could tag who you would bring as your guest, or you can say why mental health issues are important to you. (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to the @DansLegacyBC #ChefsCharityDinner via @Miss604

I will draw one winner at 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. *The winner will be asked to share 5 social posts on their network of choice (either Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram) live from the event on October 27th using the tag #ChefsCharityDinner and @DansLegacyBC. Thank you for supporting Dan’s Legacy and I look forward to sending one lucky reader and their guest to this wonderful gala!

Miss604 is a proud social media partner of the Chefs’ Charity Dinner

Update The winner is @c_tsoukalas!

Current Contests on Miss604
*All contests are open to residents of Canada only, unless otherwise stated. Contest timelines are published on each individual post along with entry methods. Some contests may only be open to those 19 years of age and older. Winners are announced on the contest blog posts. Contest policy »

66 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. janThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 11:14am PDT

    What a wonderful sounding event

  2. Janet Y.J. KongThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 2:02pm PDT

    A great fundraiser for a good cause!

  3. Darren R.Thursday, October 13th, 2016 — 3:10pm PDT

    A tremendous evening for a worthy cause.

  4. ShelleyThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 3:31pm PDT

    The Chefs’ Charity Dinner is such an amazing way to support the worthy cause of assisting youths overcoming their addiction due to trauma or abuse.

  5. KThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 3:35pm PDT

    Great event for a worthwhile cause.

  6. KristaThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 6:41pm PDT

    I would love to attend in honour of Dan.

  7. SharonThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 7:15pm PDT

    What a fantastic sounding organization, and of course a delicious evening! I work for an org who provides support to people with mental health struggles (among other types of support), and it’s so important to have these kinds of resources available for people who need it!

  8. AliThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 7:55pm PDT

    What a wonderful fundraiser.

  9. MelanieThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 8:06pm PDT

    What a wonderful event! Thanks for sharing the cause and for the opportunity to win tickets.

  10. JenThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 8:13pm PDT

    I’d be homoured to attend this event! I work in the field of mental health and know the importance of helping those in need, in whatever stage of recovery they are in. I also love good food, so this would be a wonderful evening! I’d bring my husband ?

  11. JenThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 8:13pm PDT

    Honoured, not homoured ?

  12. SusanThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 8:20pm PDT

    What a special event! Would be honoured to attend with my husband!

  13. KrystalThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 8:23pm PDT

    As someone with a family history of mental health problems, and with a family member that was victim to a sexual predatory, I must say this is such a great cause to get behind.

  14. NatalieThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 9:07pm PDT

    I would love to go to this! Such an important initiative! I work as a counsellor with youth in mental health and substance use!! Thank you!

  15. Tammy HThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 9:09pm PDT

    The Chefs’ Charity Dinner is a truly fantastic prize!!!

  16. CindyThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 9:28pm PDT

    Wow what a great event – would be amazing to win!

  17. AmThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 9:35pm PDT

    This event sounds incredible and it will help so many people. I would love to be a part of it!

  18. Carmen BraunThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 9:36pm PDT

    What a wonderful event, would love to go!

  19. LouiseThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 9:39pm PDT

    Great event for a great cause! 🙂

  20. JasonThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 9:48pm PDT

    What a wonderful event!

  21. Christina KosiancicThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 10:00pm PDT

    This sounds like a great cause! I know first hand that there is not enough support for people suffering from emotional issues & addictions. Your on a waitlist or you end up in the hospital or dead, before you can receive help.

  22. adamThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 10:43pm PDT

    this would be fantastic!

  23. Ariel CThursday, October 13th, 2016 — 10:44pm PDT

    sounds like a great dinner for a great cause!

  24. KimFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 1:19am PDT

    Sounds like a wonderful event for a worthwhile cause. I work in social media for a Vancouver non-profit, so posting/tweeting from the event would be no problem. 🙂

  25. DianeFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 7:43am PDT

    Sounds like a wonderful event!

  26. Joanna JFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 8:50am PDT

    Such a worthy cause, I too have had family members affected by drug abuse and more is needing to be done to address these problems in BC. I would love to come out and support this cause.

  27. Lorena GrandeFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 9:03am PDT

    I would love love to attend with my beau…Sergio, as he began working in restaurants at 13, in Mexico City and is a real foodie who would truly appreciate being taken to an event like this.

  28. SanazFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 9:16am PDT

    It sounds like a great dinner

  29. Lisa GFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 9:19am PDT

    Would love to attend with my husband, thanks for the chance.

  30. Mike GismondiFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 10:12am PDT

    This sounds like a great event and is a great cause!

  31. Lewis MFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 10:26am PDT

    A great cause, I’d love to attend.

  32. dbFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 12:22pm PDT

    We need more of this positive advertising! Well done!

  33. VinceFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 12:27pm PDT

    Kevin Snook has done something incredible with such a terrible personal tragedy – spread the word people!

  34. WenFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 12:34pm PDT

    This is a great cause for more people to understand those with drug issues, and celebrate their recovery from abuse.

  35. Tammy KoertFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 12:52pm PDT

    Looks like a great event to attend

  36. RonFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 2:04pm PDT

    What a great cause – I would love to attend with my wife (she writes reviews and I take pictures) so we can help raise awareness.

  37. ShirleyFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 3:25pm PDT

    A great cause.

  38. BiancaFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 3:27pm PDT


  39. AmandaFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 5:24pm PDT

    What a special event! Would be honoured to attend with my husband!

  40. Bonnie RFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 5:38pm PDT

    What a fantastic cause, raising awareness about an issue that has tragically touched my life. I’d love to take my Mom.

  41. Amber G.Friday, October 14th, 2016 — 5:55pm PDT

    This is an amazing cause & I would be lucky to attend. ❤️

  42. MustafaFriday, October 14th, 2016 — 9:48pm PDT

    Would love to go to the event!

  43. LindsaySaturday, October 15th, 2016 — 11:28am PDT

    This sounds amazing!!

  44. CKSSaturday, October 15th, 2016 — 12:17pm PDT

    Worthy cause – would love to get dressed up to attend and support this event!

  45. Mousemouse604Saturday, October 15th, 2016 — 1:58pm PDT

    This is a wonderful event for a great cause.

  46. DonaldSaturday, October 15th, 2016 — 6:34pm PDT

    I would like to check out this charity. Thanks!

  47. Elyse GouletSunday, October 16th, 2016 — 10:45am PDT

    Great food, great cause, everybody wins!

  48. DebzSunday, October 16th, 2016 — 12:41pm PDT

    Love to attend this wonderful event.

  49. Emily HSunday, October 16th, 2016 — 3:05pm PDT

    This sounds amazing. I’d love to go!

  50. SeanSunday, October 16th, 2016 — 3:14pm PDT

    Looks great!

  51. TashaMonday, October 17th, 2016 — 12:09am PDT

    Dan’s legacy is such an inspiring charity event. As a young person who has lost friends to drug abuse, I can’t emphasize enough how important the work that organizations like the Dan Snook Trust Foundation do is. I am so happy that Dan’s parents are brave enough to tell his story and raise money to helps others who may be suffering what their son suffered. Truly amazing. Again, what a wonderful event and thank you for organizing it.

  52. Marina McNeilMonday, October 17th, 2016 — 9:33am PDT

    With more youth on the street due to lack of housing, it’s important to promote charities like these to help young folks in need

  53. AlexMonday, October 17th, 2016 — 10:05am PDT

    Sounds like a great evening

  54. TanyaMonday, October 17th, 2016 — 11:13am PDT

    My professor would approve skipping class for this dinner of good cause! =)

  55. Jason BMonday, October 17th, 2016 — 3:48pm PDT

    Great contest and cause

  56. Sherry FMonday, October 17th, 2016 — 8:52pm PDT

    This sounds like a wonderful evening. I have never heard of this foundation before. A great cause.

  57. Kim CannMonday, October 17th, 2016 — 10:08pm PDT

    “No one has ever become poor by giving”. What a lovely chance to be part of an evening to see this quote in action.

  58. Sam SMonday, October 17th, 2016 — 10:32pm PDT

    This sounds like a fantastic way to support the worthy cause of assisting youths overcoming their addiction due to trauma or abuse. I would like to support the mental health awareness and hope this legacy presents.

  59. Jarrod McKennaTuesday, October 18th, 2016 — 5:59am PDT

    Such a great event and how better to highlight a cause that pulse’s through all our lives.

  60. WallyTuesday, October 18th, 2016 — 9:11am PDT

    Please pick me!

  61. MagTuesday, October 18th, 2016 — 9:21am PDT

    Thanks for the chance.

  62. Leanne STuesday, October 18th, 2016 — 12:27pm PDT

    Great event.

  63. LeeWednesday, October 19th, 2016 — 5:07am PDT

    What a fun way to support a great cause!

  64. ErinFriday, October 21st, 2016 — 7:39am PDT

    This sounds amazing!

  65. RosaliaFriday, October 21st, 2016 — 12:45pm PDT

    sounds like a great event/evening!

  66. girlspy66Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 — 10:20am PDT

    Sounds great, would love to attend

Also on