On May 11, King Pacific Lodge and the Gitga'at First Nation will host Cooking For A Cause, a celebration marking the launch of their co-founded charitable organization: Guarding the Gifts.
The intimate evening will bring together a collective of likeminded environmental and cultural advocates, and feature top culinary talent, to draw attention to the risks the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project poses to the First Nation Gitga'at people and the Great Bear Rainforest on BC's northern coast. Hosted by Vicki Gabereau, Cooking For A Cause will feature an evening of entertainment â including an acoustic performance by rock icon Matthew Good, and songs by First Nation singer Ta'Kaiya Blaney. A notable highlight of the evening will include a keynote address from environmentalist David Suzuki, who is an adopted member of the Eagle clan of the Gitga'at First Nation. Renowned Canadian chefs will present culinary delights that incorporate ingredients sourced from the Great Bear Rainforest. Chefs lending their support to the evening include Michael Stadtlander of Eigensinn Farm, Robert Clark of C Restaurant, Nico Schuermans of Chambar, Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co., Angus An of Maenam, Wendy Boys of Cocolico, Quang Dang of West Restaurant & Bar, Jonathan Chovancek of Kale & Nori Culinary Arts, as well as King Pacific's own Executive Chef Jesse McLeery and Pastry Chef Merri Schwartz.An intimate VIP cocktail reception before the main event will give a select number of guests the opportunity to join David Suzuki and Vicki Gabereau on a private cruise along the Fraser River. Guests will board the classic 1943 wooden yacht Pacific Yellowfin at 4:45pm in Steveston Harbour for this exclusive event. Michael Uehara, president of King Pacific Lodge and creative force behind the event says: âCooking For A Cause is a gathering of close friends and supporters who share our concern over the vulnerability of the Great Bear Rainforest. Our goal for this event is to create a stage for this vibrant community, allow their voices and concerns to be heard, and shine a spotlight on the dangers this precious eco system is facing.âCooking For A Cause takes place on Friday May 11 from 7:00pm â 10:00pm at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Ticket prices are $300 CDN, with âvirtual' tables of eight at $2,100 CDN (Tax receipts will not be issued). Tickets for the VIP pre-reception cost $1,000 CDN, and include the main event admission.For more information visit: www.cooking-for-a-cause.caAbout Rosewood Hotels & Resorts: Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world's most desired destinations. Rosewood properties embrace the company's A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination. The Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world, including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as contemporary classics such as Rosewood Sand Hill® in California, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® in Mexico, and Rosewood Tucker's Point in Bermuda. Rosewood also offers Sense® spa â featuring treatments reflective of the location's culture and natural environment - available exclusively at select properties. rosewoodhotels.com • 888.ROSEWOOD • facebook.com/rosewoodhotels • @rosewoodhotels King Pacific Lodge Links:For current packages and ratesView our selection of high-resolution imagesFlickr photostreamFollow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook For more information contact: Jayne Lloyd-Jonesinfo@spectacularink.com www.spectacularInk.comTel: 604.925.8187Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook