June 5, 2020 Update

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Saturday, June 27 from 5pm-7pm

BC Event Management has partnered with the
Harbour Convention Centre to host “Reconnect 2020”
The goal of Reconnect 2020 is twofold: to showcase a new way to connect; and to raise funds for the BC Hospitality Foundation.

The hybrid event will have a small in-person audience and large virtual audience.

  • The on-line audience will have their own host engaging with them from our video studio.
  • The in-person audience will also have their own host and they will also be able to interact with the on-line audience.

Both the on-line and in person audience will enjoy music and entertainment while they bid online on amazing auction items. 

Reconnect 2020 will be a model for safe and engaging event design in a COVID-19 world. 

Join us at Reconnect 2020 is to raise funds for the BC Hospitality Foundation and to support the hospitality, tourism, meeting, conference and event industry.
Instagram Live Tasting

Poplar Grove 2019 Lakeview Rosé

Wednesday, June 10 at 4 pm
Hosted by Laurie Barnes & Laura Starr

BC Hospitality Foundation  Instagram

Our most heart-felt thanks to everyone who participated in the Hospitality Hustle. We have a glimpse of the many posts HERE .

Over 350 registrants and double the amount of posts!

Keep it going... physical activity helps mental health.
For me, there is nothing more heart-warming than making memories amongst one another with some sort of food present. I see food as a vehicle for bringing people together because it’s an easy topic to commingle about; creating a new bonding experience that will become part of them. Silvana

I realized how powerful the act of cooking a good meal can be to bring people together and completely feel in love with this path. Amanda

Simply put, I want to work in the culinary industry because I love food!  Emily
This year the BC Hospitality Foundation awarded $37,500 in scholarships:

10 Sommelier
11 Hospitality
8 Culinary
1 Chef Nik Lim

See the faces of these passionate hospitality industry future leaders HERE
We’re very grateful for the help we’re receiving from our friends in the hospitality industry, the support has been incredible. It won’t make up for the revenue we’ve lost as a result of having to cancel scheduled fundraising events but it has shown us how the hospitality industry is the family you can rely on!

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

Below is a list of promotions currently running that benefit the BCHF.
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
Trialto Rewards

Get rewarded for buying wine + help the @BCHospitality at the same time!

Through June, Trialto Wines is donating $5 to the BCHF for every new member who joins their Rewards Club.
How it works:

  1. Join at TrialtoRewards.ca - Use PROMO code BCHF to get 1000 bonus reward points
  2. Download the free Trialto Rewards app.
  3. Upload your wine receipts to start earning points to use toward wine swag and cool wine-related experiences.

Thank you for your support!
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 )

Coolshanagh is donating $10 for every case sold in BC to the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) from now until the end of June. BUY HERE
Marquis Wine Cellars | All Cascadia Liquor  locations | Cork & Barrel | Liquor Planet | Swans Liquor Store | Kelowna -  Public Liquor  | Brentwood Bay -  Metro Liquor | Lake Country -  TBC Liquor Merchants

Limited Edition of 30th Vintage Rose Magnum

Between May long weekend and July 1st, $5.00 per magnum sold on site will be donated to the BCHF. Quails' Gate contribution will equate to $5,000.

The  limited-edition 2019 Quails’ Gate Rosé   Magnum  is made from primarily Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir grapes grown in the winery’s own vineyards. It offers aromas of ripe red fruits, is light and fruity on the palate – fun, but with enough depth and balance to appeal to the sophisticated wine drinker – and has a refreshing, crisp finish. 
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
Vista D’oro - Their Farm Box of wine, preserves & fresh mixed greens regularly $115.85 is now $100 and $10 is donated to us.

The Drinks List - $1300 donation to us & $500 donation to Vancouver F & B Community Relief Fund

Additional dollars will be donated from their portfolio as follows:

$12 per case of wine & $6 per case of beer or cider – all represented by The Drinks List

All "Hospitality Hustlers" over $2,500 raised in donations!!

 Sold 233 bottles of the Harris Gin during the promotion which resulted in a $2,330.00 donation. 50% will be paid by Drinkwell Imports, plus and additional Jay's donation of $250.

We truly appreciate your wonderful donation of $5,000 from which $1,000 will be added to a wine related scholarship in our 2021 scholarship program!

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.