Our Lacombe September Burger of the Month gives back to Aspire Special Needs

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them”.  A local Vice Principal who believes in the potential of ALL kids deserves an A+ for his September Burger of the Month at our Lacombe location!

Craig Fullarton, the Vice Principal at Ecole James S. McCormick School in Lacombe, served us our Guest Chef.  He helped create “The Vice”, 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 is going directly towards Craig’s charity of choice – Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre.

Craig says children are our greatest and most valuable resource, “every child is a special, unique individual that deserves the chance to be successful”.  As a local educator he’s had the opportunity to see firsthand the service Aspire provides “the level of energy, passion, optimism, hope and compassion they demonstrate in their work is evident.  There is nothing quite like the smile of a child as they learn and realize they have achieved success and Aspire’s commitment to making this happen for all children is incredible”.

Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre is a charitable organization providing hope to children with special needs, the families who love them and the communities that care for them.  The Centre works with families, schools, educators, and community agencies to deliver quality education that meets kids’ specific needs, allowing them to reach their full potential.  BOTM funds will be directed to Aspire’s Fee Assistance Program which ensures families access to their services regardless of their income.  Those services allow families to work with a team of professionals like a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, and Speech and Language Pathologist to create individualized learning plans specific to each child.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Craig helped us deliver $1334 to Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre today (Wednesday, October 13th).  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 $90,000 to local charities over the past 56 months!  THANK-YOU!

The October Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Supercrunch”, created in collaboration with local guest chef Taryn Hancock!  It includes crispy tempura fried chicken, grilled pepper bacon, spicy pepperoncini jam, fresh beefsteak tomato, cilantro, green onion, mixed greens, mary rose sauce on garlic butter toasted brioche bun. Finished with a pepperoncini bamboo pick.  $2 from every “Supercrunch” burger will go directly towards Taryn’s charity of choice – the Lacombe Health Trust


For more information contact:


JoAnne Hayden

Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre




Craig Fullarton

JS McCormick School




Kim Kay

Community Relations

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