Words from Dana
Welcome to the Winter 2018 issue of our newsletter. 

It has been a tremendous year for the BCHF, both in terms of the assistance we’ve given to hospitality workers in need and in regards to achieving our fundraising and organizational goals. We’re so grateful for the support we’ve received from individuals and businesses over the years that enabled us to reach the impressive milestone of $1 million given away since our inception. It really was a banner year!

Think of the BCHF When Making Year-End Charitable Donations
 A lot of us make charitable donations around the holiday season. There are several ways you can give to the BCHF:

  • Donate prior to December 31, 2018 to get a tax receipt for the 2018 fiscal year

  • Become a monthly donor (as little as $5, $10 or $15 can go a long way)

  • Donate a minimum of $500 to the BCHF and we’ll create a personalized electronic holiday card you can send to friends or colleagues

BCHF Scholarship Program Opens for Applications
The BCHF Scholarship program is starting to accept applications for our 2019 awards. 

There are 10 Sommelier Scholarships available and applications are open until January 15.

Keep an eye open for upcoming Culinary Scholarship applications next year. 

We also have a limited number of opportunities for individuals or businesses that wish to sponsor a Scholarship – which is a great way to make connections with future employers.

Beneficiaries Corner...

In 2015 and 2017 the BCHF helped Rossana, Alex's sister. Early this year, Rossana sadly passed away.

Alex, who is also a hospitality worker, was touched by the BCHF's quick and kind support to her sister. When she had an opportunity to attend a congress this year by West Coast Sightseeing, she was given the option to donate the grant and she chose to donate half of the money to the BCHF and half to a fellow hospitality worker, (also a beneficiary of the BCHF).

Stories like this inspire us all to continue doing our best.

Our work and your donations, make a difference.

Thank you Alex!
Thank You to BCHF Sponsors
We’d like to give a big shout out to all the businesses that supported the BCHF in 2018. You were essential to our fundraising successes, whether you donated prizes and silent auction items, contributed food and beverages at events, or helped us in a myriad of other ways. THANK YOU!

Thank You to BCHF Volunteers

Without your time and enthusiasm we could not achieve the excellence at all our events!
Join Us at the Dine Out Vancouver Gala in January

The BCHF is very excited to be Tourism Vancouver’s charity of choice, which means we will benefit from the proceeds of a fantastic event held to kick off the 2019 Dine Out Vancouver Festival . The Grand Tasting gala on January 17, 2019 will feature bites from top restaurants paired with samples from 20 BC wineries as well as local craft breweries and cideries.

Support us by buying tickets for this fun night out! Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Save the date: BCHF "Dish 'n Dazzle - May 8, 2019

New: BC Wine Cider & Spirit Festival "We are here" - Holiday promotion we have put all of our tickets on sale for the month of December at the Early Bird price point.

About the BC Hospitality Foundation
The (BCHF) is a registered charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a health issue. Each year hundreds of hospitality workers across BC face financial challenges and have nowhere else to turn. The BCHF helps them when all other options have been exhausted. In addition, the BCHF offers a scholarship program to foster the development of the next generation of workers and industry leaders.