“A band is not proud because it performs well; it preforms well because it is proud.” – George Parks.
That sentiment holds true as there was plenty to march on about in December with the “Royal Breakfast Burger” at our Red Deer location in support of the Red Deer Royals!
Local Guest Chef Chris Windrim provided the inspiration for the burger which included two Alberta Beef smash patties, melted Swiss cheese, seared shaved ham, house-made bacon jam and smoky ketchup with a sunny fried egg and tomato skewer on a garlic buttered brioche bun. $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Chris’s organization of choice, the Red Deer Royals Marching Band!
For Chris he was keen to give back to an organization that gave him so much while growing up in Red Deer “it’s where my passion for community was ignited since all members are ambassadors for our city and carry the torch around the world. It’s where I discovered how lucky we are to be Canadian and that even I can make a difference. It’s where I met my wife and many lifelong friends. I’m giving back to them so the next generation can hopefully have the same opportunity that I did”.
The Red Deer Royals’ roots in Red Deer date back to 1902, more formally as an organization in 1968. The mission of the Red Deer Royals Concert and Marching Show Band is to facilitate an environment of musicianship, learning, friendship and mentoring for musicians and colour guard ages 12-21of Central Alberta and surrounding communities. The band promotes musicianship, leadership, teamwork, community service and pride. The Royals will use this donation to help the band fund members through their Adopt-a-Royal fund. Their current 80 members are looking forward to sharing their music this summer as they travel to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island!
Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Chris helped us hand over $1046 to the Red Deer Royals last night (Wednesday, January 18th). Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $120,000 to local charities over the past 71 months! THANK-YOU!
The January Burger of the Month in Red Deer is the “Meat Mountain”, created in collaboration with local Guest Chef Benjamin Bodmer! It includes two Alberta Beef smash patties, Monterey jack cheese, house slow roasted chipotle BBQ pulled pork, two strips of peppered bacon, topped with house slaw, served on a garlic buttered brioche bun. $2 from every burger sold goes directly to Ben’s charity of choice, the Canadian Cancer Society!
For more information contact:
Red Deer Royals
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Local Guest Chef Chris Windrim provided the creative inspiration for the burger which included two Alberta Beef smash patties, melted Swiss cheese, seared shaved ham, house-made bacon jam and smoky ketchup with a sunny fried egg and tomato skewer on a garlic buttered brioche bun. $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Chris’s organization of choice, the Red Deer Royals Marching Band!