By RACHAEL FREY
Early in November, Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, killing thousands and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without food, water, shelter or medical supplies. Calgary’s Filipino community has been doing everything in its power to get urgently needed aid to those who are suffering and in need of help.
Family Helping Family: YYC for the Philippines is a fund-raising event that will give 100 per cent of money collected to UNICEF Canada for typhoon relief. The government of Canadian will match the amount raised.
The event will be held at gastro-pub National (341 – 10 Avenue SW) on Tuesday, November 26 and will include a surprise live musical performance, tunes by DJ Sanchez, Filipino-inspired cocktails and a roast pig. Other complimentary Filipino-inspired dishes will be provided by some of the Calgary restaurant industry’s top names, including:
John Michael MacNeil, Teatro Group
Paul Rogalski, Rouge, Bistro Rouge
Jan Hanson, Selkirk Grille, Heritage Park
Craig Boje, Chef’s Table
Karine Moulin, Yellowdoor Bistro
Dustin Schafer, Sky 360
Rogelio Herrera, Candela, Alloy
Justin Leboe, Model Milk, National, National 10th, Clive Burger, Double Zero
Roy Oh, Anju
Michael Noble, NOtaBLE
The evening will also include a silent auction as well as a raffle giveaway for two prizes of $2,500 credits to be used towards a vacation package supplied by Free and Easy.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.yycforphilippines.eventbrite.ca.
If you can’t attend and would like to support the relief efforts, please donate directly to UNICEF Canada — your donations will be matched by the Canadian government.
For sponsorship or donation inquiries to Family Helping Family, please contact Sheenah Rogers at Anstice Communications, 403-383-9321, firstname.lastname@example.org.