Supporting the Make a Wish Foundation with Alexis Adair!

We celebrated 5 years of our Burger of the Month Program in February by going back to our roots, revisiting how it all started with a local kindergarten class and BIG ideas!  We received 100’s of submissions for our Dream Burger Coloring Contest which gave kids an opportunity to design their own burger with a chance of having it land on our menu!

11-year-old Alexis Adair submitted the winning entry at our Red Deer location, “Lime in’a Coconut”.  It included marinated chicken breast with creamy jalapeno Havarti cheese, lime coriander aioli, shredded iceberg lettuce and toasted shaved coconut on garlic toasted brioche!  $2 from every Burger sold is going to Alexis’ charity of choice – the Make a Wish Foundation of Northern Alberta.

For Alexis the make a Wish Foundation holds a special place in her heart.  Her 7-year-old brother Blake suffers from congenital heart disease and has undergone numerous surgeries and procedures in his young life.  In January of 2019 Alexis’s family was blessed with a Make a Wish trip of a lifetime to Florida for Blake’s wish to meet Maui from Disney’s Moana.  Alexis remembers the trip fondly, was appreciative of the opportunity and amazed by the generosity.  She was eager to give back to a cause that allowed her entire family to have fun and make lasting memories.

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.  A wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.  Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 36,000 wishes across the country, over 1,000 last year alone.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Alexis helped us hand over $1086 to Make A Wish Foundation Northern Alberta today. Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $100,000 to local charities over the past 61 months!  THANK-YOU!

The March Burger of the Month in Red Deer is the “Turkey Run” created in collaboration with local Guest Chef Bobbi Cullum!  It includes two ground turkey smash patties, roasted beet goat cheese, arugula, red beet chutney, Louisiana spiced onion rings, and spent grains dill pickle mustard relish all on a toasted brioche bun.  $2 from every burger sold goes directly to Bobbi’s cause of choice the Olds College Women and Non-Binary Folk in Brewing Scholarship.

 

 

For more information contact:

 

Jen Garden

Make A Wish Foundation Northern Alberta

780.444.9474 ext. 6206

jenifer.garden@makeawish.ca

 

 

Alexis Adair

February BOTM Guest Chef RD

403.896.0722 (Mom – Amanda)

Amandaadair9@gmail.com

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

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