Dan’s Legacy 4th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner Raises Over $46,000 for At-Risk Youthby
Last Thursday, 118 guests turned out in support of the Dan’s Legacy 4th annual Chef’s Charity Dinner at the Vancouver Club and raised $46,765. The funds will go towards the charity’s counselling and life-skills programs for youth affected by trauma-based mental health and addictions challenges.
Dan’s Legacy 4th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner
“We’re over the moon at the phenomenal outpouring of support from everyone who attended,” says Barbara Coates, Executive Director of Dan’s Legacy. “Our message of harm prevention, especially in the context of the ever-escalating opioid health crisis, found a receptive and responsive audience. We made a lot of new friends which will have a huge impact in helping us grow our counselling services, and extending our reach to some of the most vulnerable youth in Metro Vancouver.”
The inimitable Fred Lee was on hand once again to serve as the evening’s MC, which featured the delightful culinary creations of Chefs Sean Cousins (Vancouver Club), Dr. Theresa Nicassio (YUM), Dino Renaerts (Bon Vivant Group), Shay Kelly (The Caterer) and Saskia Nollen (Vancouver Club).
Special guests included: BC’s Representative for Children and Youth Bernard Richard; former BC Finance Minister Carole Taylor; Jan Grude, President and CEO of Pacific Blue Cross; and Brenden Graham from Coast Capital Savings.
The charity also launched its film “Passages”, which tells the stories of three young people whose lives were helped immeasurably thanks to Dan’s Legacy’s therapeutic counselling and life-skills programs.
If you missed the gala but would like to support Dan’s Legacy, or if you know someone battling mental health and addictions issues who is asking for help, please visit the website or call Tom Littlewood (Program Director) at 604-999-9136 or Barbara Coates (Executive Director) at 604-329-9186, or barb(at)danslegacy(dot)com.
About Dan’s Legacy
Dan’s Legacy provides therapeutic counselling and life-skills intervention programs to youth battling mental health and addictions issues resulting from childhood trauma and abuse. In the past three years Dan’s Legacy has helped over 150 youth meet their educational, housing and life-goals.
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