“It’s mighty neighborly!”

It’s exactly how Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre responded to our guest chef invitation in November for our Burger of the Month Program.  It’s hard not to smile when you get the chance to spend time with Sean and he was eager to help give back to his community to an agency that he felt is a real pillar; Sylvan Lake and Area Community Partners Association.

So much positive energy and a little spice helped inspire the “Lake Life” burger.  It included The Ranch Gate Market grass fed beef patty, smoked cheddar, crispy onions, 2 strips of bacon, basil aioli, and a drizzle of hot sauce on a brioche bun with one hot wing and one salt + pepper wing on top!

$2 from every burger sold went directly to Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association (CPA), which creates hope and support for at-risk children, families and individuals through information, referrals, services and programs. Their mission is to provide and connect individuals in need with the basic essentials of life including food, clothing and shelter.

Thanks to the INCREDIBLE support of our Burger of the Month program, Sean handed over a cheque today for $1424!

Donations like this one help ensure CPA can continue to provide services and programs to Sylvan Lake and area residents for free; programs like Coats 4 Kids and Families, Free Annual Community Christmas Dinner, Children’s Clothing and Equipment Swap, Income Tax Program for low-income families and seniors, Infant/Toddler Food Bank, Tools 4 School, and Medi-Lend.

When asked about his Guest Chef opportunity, Mayor McIntyre said “I’m so happy I was able to team up with Cilantro and Chive to support Sylvan Lake Community Partners! The programs and services at Community Partners help thousands of people every year, and the burger of the month was a delicious way to lend a hand in that effort. I’m grateful to the team at Cilantro and Chive for reaching out and working with me to show such love to Sylvan Lake. It’s mighty neighborly!”

We’re blessed with the BEST guests who get behind our Burger of the Month program month after month, allowing us the opportunity to give back over $60,000 to local charities over the past 35 months!  THANK-YOU!

December’s Burger of the Month is the holiday inspired “SANNA!!” burger co-created with Guest Chef Guy Lapointe.  It’s a turkey burger, maple bacon, house-made stuffing, maple sweet potato discs, 2 strips of bacon, sage aioli, cranberry sauce on a brioche bun and garnished with a candy cane!  We teamed up with Echo Lacombe Association who is matching every $2 donation in support of Lacombe and District FCSS’s Fill a Fridge Program.


For more information contact:

Kim Kay

Owner / Community Relations




Rieley Kay





Jason Burns

General Manager




Jen Baliant

Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners

Events Coordinator




Sean McIntyre

Town of Sylvan Lake




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