“It’s how you fly that matters” – giving back to the BBBS Lacombe!

“It’s how you fly that matters”.  We can tell you that Jon From of the Lacombe Flying Club most definitely flies with his heart on his sleeve in the most humble sense.  We were thrilled to have Jon share his flight plan for a Burger of the Month in January at our Lacombe location!

Jon co-created the “Pizza Burger”, it included house pizza sauce, two Alberta beef smash patties with provolone and cheddar cheeses, pepperoni slices, sliced pepperoncini on a garlic toasted brioche bun.  $2 from every burger sold will go directly to Jon’s charity of choice Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District.

Having had a Big Brother himself, Jon noted the important role Big Brothers Big Sisters plays in the lives of so many of today’s youth.  Big Brothers Big Sisters Lacombe provides mentoring programs for children between the age of 6 and 17.  Mentors build developmental relationships with youth all while participating in fun activities, and youth mentored within these programs experience enhanced self-esteem, increased attendance in school, and strengthened connection to community.  Last year Big Brothers Big Sisters served over 200 youth in mentoring relationships in Lacombe and area.

Executive Director Brianna Berthiaume notes they always have a need for new volunteers, with an ongoing waitlist of youth looking for mentors averaging around 35 youth.  Funds raised from January’s Burger of the Month will go directly towards mentoring programs.  Berthiaume encourages you to consider volunteering as a mentor, noting “with one hour a week a volunteer can make all the difference”.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Jon helped us deliver $840 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District today .  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 $100,000 to local charities over the past 60 months!  THANK-YOU!

The February Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Spaghetti & Meatballs Burger” created in collaboration with local Guest Chef 11 year old Reese Moborg, winner of our Dream Burger contest!  It includes an Alberta beef smash patty, four beef meatballs, deep fried spaghetti, jalapeno jack cheese, spaghetti sauce, shaved parmesan on a garlic butter toasted pretzel bun!  $2 from every burger sold goes directly to Reese’s charity of choice Outreach Centre Red Deer’s Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre.

For more information contact:

 

Brianna Berthiaume

BBBS Lacombe and District

403.782.7870

brianna.berthiaume@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

 

Jon From

Lacombe Flying Club

403.896.7175

jon@cloud9aviation.ca

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

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