These Harmonious Gentleman are Stepping Up to help their community!

There were plenty of chats about burgers and everything in-between in April as the Harmonious Gentlemen joined us as Burger of the Month Guest Chefs in Lacombe!

Just who are the Harmonious Gents?!  Chris Kooman, Graham Langridge and Tyler Capton.  They became friends while teaching at Gateway Christian School in Red Deer, shared a love of podcasts and had a vision to share perspective.  Now they’re serving up open-minded harmonious chats in a regular podcast.

The Harmonious Gentlemen’s creative minds helped fuel the recipe for “Perfect Harmony”.  The burger included marinated chicken breast, smoked cheddar, crispy pickled onion, beefsteak tomato, baby arugula and Heckyeah hot sauce on marble rye and bakery fresh French bread.  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to their cause of choice, Step Up – Student Equity Fund through the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools.

Step Up supports equity and reduces barriers to help students stay in and be engaged in school.  The fund helps to cover necessities that some students in Red Deer Public Schools may go without like breakfast and lunch programs, bus passes, winter clothing, medical and dental care.  Financial challenges should not limit educational opportunities. Chris Kooman says “as teachers, we are connected to students everyday, and we have seen both the hardship that some students go through, as well as the impact that the Step Up Fund can have in meeting these basic needs and making a difference in students’ lives”.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Chris, Graham and Tyler helped us deliver $854 to the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools Step Up fund today (Wednesday, May 4th).  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 63 months!  THANK-YOU!

The May Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Bagel Burger” created with local Guest Chef Torie Goings.  It includes a garlic butter grilled everything bagel, two Alberta beef smash patties each with a slice of provolone cheese, bacon mushroom ketchup, craft beer caramelized onions, over easy egg, sliced tomato, shredded iceberg lettuce picked with a cherry tomato!  $2 from every burger sold goes directly to Torie’s cause of choice the Women’s Outreach Dragonfly Centre.

For more information contact:

 

Larissa Spendiff

Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools

403.342.3751

larissa.spendiff@rdpsd.ab.ca

 

 

The Harmonious Gentlemen

April Guest Chef’s LA

harmoniousgentlemen@gmail.com

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

The Harmonious Gentlemen helped fuel the recipe for “Perfect Harmony”, the April Burger of the Month in Lacombe.  The burger included marinated chicken breast, smoked cheddar, crispy pickled onion, beefsteak tomato, baby arugula and Heckyeah hot sauce on marble rye and bakery fresh French bread.  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to their cause of choice, Step Up – Student Equity Fund through the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools.

 

 

Torie Goings and her Bagel Burger doing great things in May!

BEHOLD 💥 our May Burger of the Month for Lacombe!

“𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗨𝗥𝗚𝗘𝗥” 🥯🥓🍳
created in collaboration with local guest chef Torie Goings – garlic butter grilled, everything bagel, two alberta beef smash patties each with a slice of provolone cheese, bacon mushroom ketchup, craft beer (New Level Brewing Co. Berserker Blonde) caramelized onions, over easy egg, sliced tomato, shredded iceberg lettuce picked with cherry tomato!
👉 $2 of every burger sold goes directly to Torie’s charity of choice, the Women’s Outreach Dragonfly Centre 💜🦋


A few words from Torie on her choice of the Dragonfly Centre:

“Dragonflies represent Hope, Change and New Beginnings.

The Dragonfly Centre is important to me because it provides counselling and support to children that have had to experience traumatic situations. They give children hope and a chance to heal, which provides them the opportunity to grow into happy and healthy adults. The positive ripple effect that is created in our communities by supporting our little ones and teaching them the coping skills to deal with trauma is really incredible.”
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Available in our LACOMBE 📍 location for the month of May!
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Olive the Love for Saving Grace Animal Society!

Olive the LOVE was definitely shared in our Lacombe dining room through the month of March!  Our March Burger of the Month Guest Chef’s share a love for animals and that coupled with their love for olives was a match like no other.

Lacombe residents Luke and Jodie Solomon provided the creative juices for the “Olive My Love” burger which landed on our Lacombe menu.  It included a toasted ciabatta, kalamata olive tapenade, sundried tomato, grilled chicken, fresh cucumber, goat cheese, tzatziki, arugula, garnished with a skewered olive!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Jodie and Luke’s charity of choice Saving Grace Animal Society.

The Solomon’s believe in the work that Saving Grace does to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals, wanting to do their part to help the Society fund food, medical care, and other supplies to give animals the life they deserve.

Saving Grace Animal Society runs an animal rescue in Alix and an off-site sanctuary for larger animals, providing rescue services 24/7 for emergency calls all over Alberta and Saskatchewan.  Brandi Thomson with the Society says they believe every animal can be rehabilitated, noting they take on the hardest cases.  The Society operates solely off a donation-based budget, and they are currently fundraising for their very own vet clinic, set to break ground this spring.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Luke and Jodie helped us deliver $824 to Saving Grace Animal Society today (Saturday, April 2nd).  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 62 months!  THANK-YOU!

The April Burger of the Month in Lacombe is “Perfect Harmony” created with local Guest Chef’s Chris Kooman, Graham Langridge and Tyler Capton of the Harmonious Gentlemen podcast.  It includes marinated chicken breast, smoked cheddar, crispy pickled onion, beefsteak tomato, baby arugula and heckyeah hot sauce on marble rye and bakery fresh French bread.  $2 from every burger sold will go directly to their cause of choice, Step Up – Student Equity Fund through the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools.

 

For more information contact:

 

Brandi Thomson

Saving Grace Animal Society

403.358.9387

fundraising.savinggrace@gmail.com

 

Luke & Jodie Solomon

March Guest Chef’s LA

587.876.5308

lsolomon@burmanu.ca

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

 

This Burger is Perfect Harmony!

BEHOLD 💥 it’s our Lacombe Burger of the Month for April… 𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐅𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐘 🎙🍔 created with guest chefs Chris Kooman, Graham Langridge and Tyler Capton – marinated chicken breast, smoked cheddar, crispy pickled onion, beefsteak tomato, baby arugula and heckyeah hot sauce on marble rye and bakery fresh french bread 💯 $2 of every burger […]

An 11 year old with a huge heart!

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 Reese Moborg, a grade six student at Central Middle School in Red Deer submitted the winning entry at our Lacombe location, the “Spaghetti & Meatballs Burger”.  It included 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 is going directly to Reese’s charity of choice Outreach Centre Red Deer’s Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre.

Reese loves sports, especially gymnastics, with goals to represent Canada at the Olympics one day!  She wants all children to have the support they need to achieve the dreams they have, which is why she wanted to support the Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre.

The Centre provides a spectrum of services to children and youth from Red Deer and Central Alberta who are experiencing trauma from domestic violence, homelessness, and suicide.  Using a collaborative approach, the goal is to give kids who have experienced potentially traumatizing events or patterns of events the opportunity to heal and develop healthy skills and behaviors.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Reese helped us deliver $886 to the Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre today (Thursday, March 10th).  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 61 months!  THANK-YOU!

The March Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Olive My Love” created in collaboration with local Guest Chefs Jodie & Luke Solomon!  It includes toasted ciabatta, kalamata olive tapenade, sundried tomato, grilled chicken, fresh cucumber, goat cheese, tzatziki, arugula, garnished with a skewered olive!  $2 from every burger sold goes directly to Jodie & Luke’s charity of choice Saving Grace Animal Society.

 

For more information contact:

 

Myles Peake

The Outreach Centre

403.347.2480

myles.peake@theoutreachcentre.org

 

Reese Moborg

Guest Chef

403.896.1301 (Reese’s mom Jenn)

jennmoborg@gmail.com

 

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

11-year-old Reese Moborg, a grade six student at Central Middle School in Red Deer submitted the winning entry at our Lacombe location for our Dream Burger Coloring Contest, the “Spaghetti & Meatballs Burger”.  It included 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 is going directly to Reese’s charity of choice Outreach Centre Red Deer’s Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre.

Let’s raise money for Saving Grace Animal Society!

BEHOLD 💥 our March Burger of the Month for Lacombe!
“𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐌𝐘 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄” ❤️
created in collaboration with guest chefs Jodie & Luke Solomon!
Toasted ciabatta, kalamata olive tapenade, sundried tomato, grilled chicken, fresh cucumber, goat cheese, tzatziki, arugula, garnished with a skewered olive!
$2 from every burger sold goes to Saving Grace Animal Society 💚
Some words from Luke :
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“Jodie and I both share a love for animals. The Saving Grace Animal Society rescues, takes in neglected animals, rehabilitates, and helps to find a forever home for them.
We chose this charity/organization because we want to help this great cause so that they can continue to provide the support and resources necessary to give them the life that they truly deserve.
Animal rescues need funds for food, medical care, and other supplies until a suitable home is found for them. All donations will make a life-changing difference for each and every animal that comes and goes through the Saving Grace Animal Society’s doors.”
👉 Available for the Month of March in our Lacombe location!
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“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

 

Reese has made an AWESOME Burger of the Month in Lacombe!

BEHOLD 💥 our Lacombe Burger of the Month for February – celebrating 🎉 FIVE YEARS of our Burger of the Month program!
Featuring one of the WINNERS 🥇 of our Burger of the Month Kids Coloring Contest 🖍 Reese Moborg!
𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢 & 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫 🍝 Reese’s creation has an alberta beef smash patty, four beef meatballs, fried spaghetti, jalapeno jack cheese, spaghetti sauce, shaved parmesan on a garlic butter toasted pretzel bun!
$2 from every burger sold goes to Reese’s charity of choice – the Women’s Outreach Dragonfly Centre 💗
👉🏼 Available in our LACOMBE 📍 location
THIS is why we do what we do. Putting smiles on people’s faces and spreading kindness in our community.
Going back to the roots of our Burger of the Month program in 2017 really means a lot – so THANK YOU to everyone for helping make this month of February the most special yet!!
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It Takes Two to Mango! Our November Burger of the Month results

We’ve been neighbours for more than half a decade in Lacombe and “mighty neighbourly” sums up Central Alberta Youth Unlimited perfectly.  We were thrilled to work with Executive Director Jerel Peters in November on a Burger of the Month!

Jerel has served with Youth Unlimited since 2003 and he’s passionate about working with kids!  We were thrilled to dance around some ideas with Jerel as he helped create “It Takes Two to Mango”, an Alberta beef smash patty, spiced pork patty, queso fresco, Monterey jack quesadilla strips, mango salsa, iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomato, and shaved onion on a garlic butter toasted brioche bun with a dried mango.  $2 from every Lacombe BOTM sold went directly to Jerel’s cause of choice, Central Alberta Youth Unlimited.

Jerel notes families and youth are facing some big feelings these days “uncertainty, fear, and anxiety, but at Youth Unlimited we offer a message of hope into every young person’s story”.  Burger of the Month Proceeds will go directly towards the cost of Youth Unlimited counselling sessions for youth and young moms. Their counselling program provides counselling sessions for youth with trained therapists, offering emotional, mental, psychological, and relational support to youth at a time when they so desperately need it.

The vision of Central Alberta Youth Unlimited is hope and wholeness for all youth. Staff are in 7 local communities serving in the core areas of: Innovative Centres, Critical Care (Youth Housing; Counselling; and support for pregnant and parenting young women), Community Outreach, Trips Camps and Events, Leadership Development, and Marketplace Initiatives.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Jerel helped us deliver $786 to Central Alberta Youth Unlimited.  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 $95,000 to local charities over the past 58 months!  THANK-YOU!

The December Burger of the Month in Lacombe is “Holy Moly”, created in collaboration with local guest chef Edna Mcleod!  It includes grilled marinated chicken breast, guajillo mole sauce, grilled pineapple, iceberg lettuce, onion, and beefsteak tomato, on a garlic butter toasted brioche bun with a cherry tomato!  $2 from every burger sold will go directly to the Lacombe Food Bank.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jerel Peters

Executive Director

Central Alberta Youth Unlimited

403.348.7205

jerelp@cayu.ca

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca