“We live in a world where we need to build a capacity for understanding”

“We live in a world where we need to build a capacity for understanding” – words from our August Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Lacombe on her local cause of choice, Central Alberta Pride Society.

Meagan Parisian provided the inspiration behind the “Chicken Pride Parm”.  It included two fried marinated chicken thighs, spiced tomato jam, house tomato sauce, provolone, and parmesan cheeses on a grilled garlic ciabatta bun, garnished with deep fried basil, a cherry tomato, and a pride flag!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Central Alberta Pride Society.

For Meagan, it’s about having conversations, creating space to understand, and building safe communities.  “We need to take the time to build relationships, feel comfortable to ask questions of one another, and join together to create affirming and safe environments for all. As a bisexual woman, and as the mother of a non-binary kid, it’s important to me to help foster these conversations in a collaborative way. Central Alberta Pride is my charity of choice because they stand firm in their mission to strengthen our LGBTQ2S+ communities by building awareness, advocating for and educating about LGBTQ2S+ locally”.

Central Alberta Pride Society was founded in 2012 to bring LGBTQ2S+ awareness and community to Red Deer and surrounding areas with a mission to strengthen our community and cultivate social change through support, awareness, and education.  Their vision is for a safe community that values, embraces and celebrates Central Alberta’s diversity.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Meagan helped us deliver $828 to Central Alberta Pride Society today (Wednesday, September 7th).  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 $110,000 to local charities over the past 67 months!  THANK-YOU!

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The September Burger of the Month in Lacombe is “The Tower of Londyn”, created in collaboration with local guest chef, 11-year-old Londyn Hudson!  It includes two Alberta beef smash patties, green mayotchup, tempura mozzarella sticks, beer battered onion ring, blueberry bbq sauce, bacon jam, shredded iceberg lettuce, shaved onion and sliced beefsteak tomato on a sesame kaiser roll with a cherry tomato skewer.  $2 of every burger sold goes directly to Londyn’s local charity of choice, The Broom Tree Foundation.

 

For more information contact:

 

Lenny Gallant

Central Alberta Pride Society

403.598.5271

Lenny.gallant@centralalbertapride.ca 

 

Meagan Parisian

August Guest Chef Lacombe

Meagan.parisian@outlook.com

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

 

 

Local Guest Chef Meagan Parisian provided the inspiration for the “Chicken Pride Parm”, which landed on our Lacombe menu for the month of August.  It included two fried marinated chicken thighs, spiced tomato jam, house tomato sauce, provolone, and parmesan cheeses on a grilled garlic ciabatta bun, garnished with deep fried basil, a cherry tomato, and a pride flag!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Meagan’s cause of choice, Central Alberta Pride Society.

 

 

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