May 29, 2020 Update

Sunday, MAY 31 ST  is the FINISH LINE and we want to finish strong … so let’s give it our BEST HUSTLE YET!!

Your checklist before Sunday’s virtual dance party at 7pm hosted by DJ TDM

  • Make sure you are properly registered for the hospitality hustle on Eventbrite (HERE) so your name can be drawn for prizes!!

  • The dance party is hosted on TWITCH and we suggest signing up ahead of time (HERE) so you can log in right at 7pm without delay.

  • Keep those social media posts coming!! Don’t forget to hashtag #hospitalityhustle so we can repost your stories and pictures – remember, you never know who you might nudge to get up and move that day.


See you on the social, and most importantly, at the MAY 31 FINISH LINE!

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Congratulations to this week's early bird winner Chef Alessandro Vianello who will receive one $20 gift certificate donated by BierCraft and one $25 gift certificate donated by Famoso Italian Pizzeria and Bar.

LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR running/walking shoes! O ur partners Fitfirst and LadySport   are donating 10% of all sales to Hospitality Hustlers using the code: HUSTLE when you checkout until May 31, 2020. You can go to use the  Virtual Shoe Fit link   and  Shoe fitting tips .

Since January 1, 2020 we have helped 9 workers with over $26,500.00 in total.

Here’s a quick summary of the individuals we’ve helped:

  • Server at a Vancouver restaurant – soft tissue and head injury from being struck by a car as a pedestrian – covered her February rent and other basic expenses so she could return to work

  • Cook – suffered a stroke in 2019 and his wife had to have an emergency root canal in early 2020 – covered the cost of the dental work and basic living costs for 1 month

  • Server at a Kelowna restaurant – severe concussion – covered basic living costs while she received treatment and was unable to work

  • Server at Vancouver restaurant – broken pelvis – covered basic living costs until she healed enough to return to work

  • Guest services at a Vancouver Hotel – her husband needed treatment for a medical condition – funds supplemented their reduced income until he was able to return to work

  • Tourist attraction in Victoria – diagnosed with throat cancer – covered three months’ basic expenses

  • Server at Qualicum Beach restaurant – breast cancer – covered cancer lodge fees while she stayed in Victoria for radiation treatments

  • Cook in BC since he was 16 – stage 4 colon cancer that spread to his lungs and liver – covered his bills for the next few months while he gets treatment

  • Tourism in Vancouver - heart issues with a fragile immune system - covered 4 months of benefit plan to complement MSP until able to go back to work when COVID19 restrictions ease up
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.
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 )

Ending this weekend!
Church and State Winery - $1 per bottle of its wine purchased at liquor retail, grocery stores, & restaurants donated to BCHF (Until May 31)
Corcelettes Winery - $1 for every bottle sold in BC donated to BCHF (until May 31)
JAK'S Beer Wine & Spirits will donate $10 from every bottle of Isle of Harris Gin sold in BC until May 31, 2020

  • Premium gin imported from Scotland
  • Local celebrity bartender Jay Jones created a special quarantine cocktail and personally donated $250 to kick off the promotion
Tourism Kelowna : support local - $4 from every order between May 13 and May 30 will be given to BCHF:
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
Serving it Forward - a virtual auction fundraiser to support hospitality businesses with items that speak hospitality:
"a unique experience such as dining packages
which consumers would bid on and enjoy at a time when it is safe to do so".

If you would like to submit an item to the virtual auction, please fill out THIS FORM .

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 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


Thank you Victoria Guest Services Network for your donation of $1,000!

Thank you Steel & Oak for your $1,200 donation from the "We Love You" beer brewed specifically for the BC Hospitality Foundation !

We love you right back :)

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.