This never gets old! Another month, another cheque for an amazing local organization and a whole lot of FUN in-between!

Rocky Mountain House area chicken and turkey farmer Michelle Swanson served as Guest Chef at our Lacombe location in August, co-creating the “Rocky Mountain Chicken Burger”. It included grilled marinated fresh chicken breast, cheddar cheese, raspberry and chipotle BBQ sauce, topped with a fresh garlic scape, pistachio and grana Padano cheese pesto, baby spinach and vine ripened beefsteak tomatoes all served on a garlic butter grilled brioche bun and garnished with jalapeno slices on a bamboo skewer! $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Michelle’s charity of choice Rocky Mountain House Search & Rescue.

There’s no greater attraction than to go adventuring to the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and as more and more Albertans head to the west country recreating, and camping, Michelle wanted to support an organization committed to seeing visitors enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly. “As a non-profit organization, SAR relies on donations for specialized training of their volunteers such as Mountain and High Angle Rescues. Their “Adventure Smart” programs help educate all ages from ‘how to plan a trip’ to ‘what to do’ if they become lost. Rocky SAR and I want everyone to have a safe stay while experiencing the great outdoors in Clearwater County”.

Rocky SAR is a 100% volunteer organization with members who are highly skilled, highly trained individuals equipped to respond to a number of emergency scenarios; ground search and rescue, mountain rescue, rope rescue, swift water and flood rescue, ice rescue, avalanche rescue and more. Members are involved in a variety of community based preventative information programs to help educate both young and old adventurers alike. They rely on donations and fundraisers to fund their search and rescue and educational efforts.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Michelle helped us deliver $1612 to Rocky Mountain House Search and Rescue. Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $85,000 to local charities over the past 55 months! THANK-YOU!

The September Burger of the Month in Lacombe is “The Vice” created in collaboration with local Guest Chef Craig Fullarton. It includes an Alberta smash patty, boneless short rib, jalapeno jack cheese, queso cheese sauce, deep fried Cheeto breaded jalapenos, shaved onion, mixed peppers, beefsteak tomatoes, mixed greens, on a Cheeto dusted brioche bun! $2 from every burger sold will go directly towards Craig’s charity of choice – Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre.

For more information contact:

Fran Sosnoski
Rocky Mountain House Search & Rescue

Michelle Swanson
August LA BOTM Guest Chef

Kim Kay
Community Relations
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