July 10, 2020 Update

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SPECIAL EVENT THANK YOU
The Hybrid event was the first City of Vancouver And Vancouver Coastal Health approved gathering with the new COVID19 guidelines and we were proud to have been chosen as the Charity benefiting from partial proceeds.
The event would have not been successful without the support from:

BC Event Management (BCEM) is a full service event management company celebrating 33 years in business. 
BCEM specializes in virtual and hybrid events and also manages corporate events in Vancouver’s largest virtual studio: the Harbour Convention Centre.

For hybrid events the Harbour Convention Centre is authorized for 100 guests on 2 floors at the same time as broadcasts take place in the studio….making for the perfect hybrid event location.

BCEM’s services include virtual AGMs; webcasts, webinars; virtual fundraisers as well as in-person receptions, galas, and meetings to the current capacities allowed.

For donating the hand sanitizer.
For donating face masks.
With an exceptional team of front-line customer service professionals with transferable skills wanting to return to work, Sheila Wong pivoted BBW to offer her team as COVID Safety Ambassadors TM to instill confidence and deliver customer satisfaction by assisting with managing the reopening of businesses and commercial properties.

COVID Safety Ambassadors TM   are trained in COVID safety protocol on the BBW proprietary Front-Pro TM   eLearning platform. The training is intended to give the tools of language to the front-line service team to incite action for safety. 

While events are on hold, BBW is selling a premium-grade face shield that’s ideal for customer-facing businesses. It is made from  the same  polycarbonate that is used for headlights on a car. The plastic i njection is ideal for commercial kitchens to withstand the heat. It can be worn over glasses and it doesn’t fog up under ambient temperature. The biggest advantage, besides the obvious of protecting the T-zone, is It allows for the wearer’s face to be seen. It’s durable, washable and recyclable. It is available directly from their Toronto and Vancouver Offices.


Toronto Contact: swong@bbwinternational.com | Vancouver Contact: ljackalin@bbwinternational.com
The Character Guys is an event entertainment company based here in Vancouver, and lead by seasoned performer and producer, Mike Cavers. With it's expert event emcees, gifted character actors and unique creative ideas, The Character Guys has boosted guest engagement and broken the ice at prominent events in BC since 2010. 
Since 1987, Levy Show Service Inc. has provided professional service and equipment to all of our Metro Vancouver and clients from abroad. Servicing a wide variety of events, conferences and exhibitions, we have consistently been presented with the opportunity to develop unique solutions for many.  Now more than ever Levy is focused on reinventing the live in person experience. We look forward to talking today about tomorrow.
LOUNGEWORKS is Western Canada's largest supplier of rental furniture and decor for events. Our extensive furniture and décor collections offer unparalleled quality and style choice. Our in-house design team will work with you to make your vision come to life. Our project managers will make the journey from concept to reality smooth, painless and enjoyable. And our logistics and installation team will see that everything is in delivered, placed and sanitized on time, without drama.

A catering and event company that listens to our client's vision, creates amazing, personalized cuisine and delivers one-of-a-kind, memorable celebrations for each and every client.
In business for over 20 years, we’ve got the team, talent and tech to do the job right. 

Supporting all your conference, event and videography needs, our team of passionate pros will be there to make your guests shine and the moments matter.

We have also now expanded into Virtual Event Content. Ask us how.
Scene Ideas Inc. is a leading staging and scenic fabrication shop serving Vancouver’s live event industry and maintains Western Canada’s largest inventory of Steeldeck® staging and accessories.

Scene Ideas is equipped with a 12,000 square foot facility to handle all aspects of custom fabrication and large-format printing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Scene Ideas has pivoted to manufacture a variety of PPE, signage and protective Plexiglas barriers for Canadian businesses to safely reopen.
VanHattan Entertainment absolutely loves music and we have personally hand-picked every act that is on our roster to ensure that our clients get the cream of the crop in West-Coast entertainment. Not only do we offer some of Canada’s most talented musicians and entertainers, but our groups are always professional, respectful and know how to create an impression, both visually and sonically. Most importantly, they all love what they do for a living.

With over twenty years of experience in the music business, VanHattan Entertainment is well-versed in creating a successful night of musical entertainment for any scale of event. When you hire VE to produce and organize live entertainment for your event, we ensure that you will receive everything you need to make your evening fun, exciting and memorable.

We would love to curate an array of top notch acts that will make for the perfect evening. Owner of VE, Kelly Brock is also a Vancouver-based Singer, Songwriter and Entertainer who has been deep in the trenches for the past 25 years performing at thousands of weddings, corporate parties, charity functions and large-scale sporting and concert events. She is well-respected by her peers and is known for being kind, good-natured, super-organized and a lot of fun to work with. For more info on VanHattan Entertainment, please visit: https://www.vanhattanent.com/
The online silent auction was a great success and raised over $10,000 and we appreciate the technical support and expertise. This could not have been possible without the amazing prize donations from:
INDUSTRY SUPPORT
Like many charities, the BCHF’s fundraising model, which relies almost entirely on events and social engagements, has been turned completely upside down. It is a devastating reality that will likely last well into 2021, and so we are now strategically revising our entire course of action for 2020, as we shift from events-based fundraising into new, socially distant territory.

We are fortunate and proud to be part of this industry, which has so much heart and passion; and we have already had some long-standing liquor manufacturing and retail partners come forward with turnkey fundraising initiative that have brought in cash, helping alleviate immediate sustainability issues for us as a charity.

We truly acknowledge your help by choosing to make purchases that support our industry! 

Below is a list of promotions currently running that benefit the BCHF.
Ongoing
Lulu Spritz

From July 5 th to August 1st 2020, Station 22 in collaboration with Univins and Spirits will donate $1 from the sale of every four pack of Lulu Spritz to the BCHF to a maximum of $5000. During this period Lulu Spritz 4-packs will be $1.50 off, making it easy and affordable to support our local hospitality sector while stocking up for patio season.  
Lulu Spritz - Apero Cans
4 x 355ml
CSPC 66189
$1.50 Off July 5 – August 1st, 2020
$9.49 plus taxes
Poplar Grove 2019 Lakeview Rosé
BC’s renowned Poplar Grove Winery is stepping up to support our province’s hospitality industry with partial proceeds from the sale of a premium single-vineyard Rosé. The winery made only 300 cases of the Poplar Grove 2019 Lakeview Rosé , which will be released today. $5 from the sale of each bottle ($60 per case) will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF). Purchase online HERE
Sip to Support Local: Half Day Wine Tour

Show some local love by sipping to support our local wineries! Join us for a half day wine tour to either the West Kelowna Wine Trail or Lake Country’s Scenic Sip and we will donate $5.00 per guest to the  BC Hospitality Foundation . READ MORE

Tastings at a minimum of 4 places
Starts at 1:00pm for 4 hours
$99.00 + GST / person (includes $5 donation to the  BC Hospitality Foundation )

Many Hands Rosé was something specially created for Fairmont Hotels and with the Covid 19 Outbreak Okanagan Crush Pad has partnered with Everything Wine as the exclusive retail partner to support the hospitality industry. To give back we are donating $12 per case to the BCHF. Many Hands - Make light work. When we work together and with a common goal in mind we can accomplish greatness.
Neighbourhood Brewing – $1.50 from every 4-pack of the new India Pale Ale, called All Together , will be donated to our Foundation.

All Together will be available at retail outlets in the Okanagan by May 3rd (see Neighbourhood Brewing’s Facebook page for details), and in other areas of BC a week later.
 
LIFT Bar + Grill just opened for take out and will donate $1 per meal to the BCHF until further notice. Menu available here
New Westminster’s Steel + Oak Brewing Co. until further notice will donate proceeds of every 4-pack of its new beer, called We Love You, purchased in its tasting room. The big, juicy, hazy Double IPA comes in 473 ml cans. Visit https://steelandoak.ca/ for details on tasting room open times, etc.
Rust and Co . - $5 per magnum of Gamay Noir & it is delicious!!! Donated to BCHF
More THANK YOUS!
A huge thank you to Winemaker's Cut and Okanagan Wine Club's campaign donation of over $7300!
Thank you Michelle Seidel at Crease Harman for encouraging attendees to your July 8 seminar to donate to the BCHF - we received $1000 in total donations!
New scholarships in 2021 thanks to our supporter's donations
Thanks to your generosity, 7 new wine business and 1 new event management scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be added to our scholarship program!

If you are interested in setting up a scholarship with the BCHF, please contact Dana at dana@danalee.biz .
INFORMATION AND WELLBEING LINKS

We have a COVID19 information and wellbeing links page on our website that may be of interest.
The BCHF is a charity that supports hospitality workers facing financial crisis due to a health condition. These are the people who work in your favourite restaurants, wineries, breweries, bars, and hotels. Often with limited access to benefits or financial aid, our beneficiaries have nowhere else to turn if a health condition arises. Your support has a meaningful impact by getting them back on their feet again.