OH DEER! Look at the results from our Red Deer Burger of the Month!

Oh deer, oh deer, oh deer our team served up a LOT of burgers in April at our Red Deer location!  To say we had a little fun with our April Guest Chef’s, the boys from the Oh, Deer… podcast would be an understatement.

We jumped at the opportunity to work with Ted Emmett, Dustin Moore, Ryan Lund and Kevin Walsh who chat about all things Red Deer, living in Alberta and just life in general on their podcast.  Their “OH DEER” burger was a ground elk patty, topped with bacon jam, Troubled Monk open road BBQ sauce, mac n’ cheese smash patty, crumbled sweet heat Doritos and Troubled Monk rebels red beer battered onion ring on a brioche bun! $2 from every burger sold is going directly to their charity of choice HEROS Hockey and their efforts to launch a SuperHEROS program to serve Red Deer and area.

Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) is a volunteer-driven charity that uses the game of hockey to teach life-skills and empower Canada’s marginalized youth. HEROS’ free programs provide young people a team for life by celebrating in their first goal on the ice and assisting in their dreams off the ice.  Their SuperHEROS programs in Calgary, Edmonton and Regina provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment to youth living with physical and cognitive challenges.  HEROS is currently working with the Red Deer Rebels, Blackfalds Bulldogs and other community stakeholders to establish a regional program to serve central Alberta, with kids set to hit the ice this fall.

For Ted, Dustin, Lund and Walsh hockey has been a huge part of their lives, and a sport that has given back to each of them in different ways.  They see this as a small way they can help ensure more people can have those same experiences, regardless of any barriers.  All four have been supporters of Motionball and the Special Olympics for many years, and they see this as another opportunity to give back and (hopefully) change the lives of many.  For Ted personally, he has more than one family member living with a mental disability, so he is passionate about bringing the SuperHEROS program to central Alberta to give the opportunity to play hockey to many more athletes.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Ted, Dustin, Lund and Walsh helped us hand over $1626 to HEROS today (Friday, May 7th).  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our beloved Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $80,000 to local charities over the past 51 months!  THANK-YOU!

The May Burger of the Month in Red Deer is “The BIG SMILE” created in collaboration with Guest Chef’s Allyne Simonot and Lily Forsyth.  It includes a marinated chicken breast, bacon, sunny fried egg, arugula, tomato, balsamic glaze, and lime avocado aioli on a brioche bun! $2 from every “Big Smile” burger sold in the month of May will go directly to the Notre Dame High School Grad Service Project charity of choice the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation.



For more information contact:


Kevin Hodgson

Executive Director

HEROS Hockey



Ted Emmett

April RD BOTM Guest Chef

Oh, Deer…podcast




Kim Kay

Community Relations

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