Starting 2022 by giving back to the community!

There’s truly no better way to kick off 2022 than by giving back!
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And right to the roots of meeting basic needs as we delivered a cheque today to the Student’s Association Food Bank at Red Deer Polytechnic thanks to our Burger of the Month in Red Deer.

Student’s Association President Savannah Snow served as our December Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Red Deer, and she was keen to help students faced with food insecurity.

$2 from every one of Snow’s “Lone Star” burger sold in December has gone directly to the Students’ Association of Red Deer Polytechnic Food Bank.

Snow notes the pandemic has had a heavy impact on students and their finances, pointing to international students who are being hit especially hard “they are paying twice as much as a domestic student and are only allowed to work 20 hours a week off campus”.

In addition to the pandemic, Snow points to significant increases to student fees on top of the standard tuition increase. “All of this amount to students being unable to feed themselves and their families, ultimately putting their education on the back burner”. Snow adds 2021 was one of the busiest for the Food Bank and they struggled to keep up with requests.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Savannah helped us hand over $1102 to the Student’s Association Food Bank today.

 

Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $95,000 to local charities over the past 59 months!

THANK-YOU!
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Working with the Red Deer Rebels with our Red Deer BOTM!

BEHOLD 💥 our new epic Red Deer BURGER OF THE MONTH for January 2022! 🎊😎
“𝗧𝗔𝗖𝗢 𝗜𝗡 𝗔 𝗕𝗔𝗚” 🌯
created in collaboration with guest chef Wooly Bully of the Red Deer Rebels 🏒
Taco spiced fried chicken breast, avocado crema, shredded jalapeno jack cheese, honey ancho bacon, shredded lettuce, fresh pico and chili lime nacho corn tortilla chips on garlic toasted brioche bun!
👉🏼$2 from every burger sold goes to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta ❤️
Available in our Red Deer 📍 location only starting SATURDAY JANUARY 1st!
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Giving back to our first school in Red Deer!

While the pandemic has made it challenging for us to interact with kids in our local schools, there’s nothing better than seeing them light up when they bring their families in to enjoy an ice cream sandwich in support of their school!

We’re excited to be running our School Ice Cream Sandwich Program out of BOTH of our restaurant locations for the first time. Every three months each location selects a local school to benefit from ice cream sandwich sales, kicking back $1 of every sandwich sold to a program or project that could use a boost at the school.

Our first creation coming out of our Red Deer location was the “S’mores Heavenly Ice Cream Sandwich” which included chocolate chunk cookies with Nutella spread, graham crumb, heavenly hash ice cream (chocolate marshmallow swirl with pecans and shaved chocolate) topped with toasted marshmallow fluff. $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold is supporting a new natural outdoor play area at G.W. Smith Elementary School in Red Deer.

School Principal Jason Moline says their intention is to create an engaging environment that will help the development of motor skills while encouraging exploration, creativity, independence, all while fostering a love for the outdoors at an early age. It will include natural structures to climb and jump on as well as space to gather and converse outside.

Our team was thrilled to deliver ice cream sandwiches to the school in October as part of a pre-order sale.  A huge pat on the back to all the parents that ordered these sweet lunch treats, affording us the opportunity to raise some additional funds for the school!

Yesterday we handed over a cheque to G.W. Smith Elementary for $1091.40 which included $772 raised from the school lunch order (we’re happy to kick back that entire total)!

Our next Ice Cream Sandwich at our Red Deer location is the “Espresso Yourself” which includes chocolate espresso flake ice cream with dark chocolate peppermint patty, nestled in-between two ginger molasses cookies and topped with candy cane whipped cream.  $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold will go to St.Teresa of Avila School in Red Deer and their work to be a mindful school, creating a culture of mindfulness, kindness and gratitude.

 

For more information contact:

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

Jason Moline

Principal

G.W. Smith Elementary

403.346.3838

jason.moline@rdpsd.ab.ca

 

 

 

Giving back to the Blackfalds Bulldogs Foundation with Barkley!

We were JACKED to walk through the doors of the new Eagle Builders Centre to take in a game and spend some time with our new furry friend Barkley!  Barkley is the mascot for the Blackfalds Bulldogs Junior “A” Hockey Club, and he served as our Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Red Deer for the month of November.

His “Barkburger” included an Alberta beef smash patty, blueberry BBQ sauce, torn chicken, grilled pineapple slice, shredded white cheddar, pickled red onions, and roasted garlic aioli on a garlic butter brushed brioche bun with ketchup seasoning.  $2 from every “Barkburger” sold is going directly to the Bulldogs Community Foundation!

Blackfalds Bulldogs Foundation Executive Director Dustin Moore notes “building an AJHL franchise from scratch is no small feat and the Blackfalds Bulldogs have added an element that very few junior hockey teams across Canada have”.  In April 2021, the Bulldogs Foundation was born. “With the vision of owners Jodie and Doug Quinn, the Bulldogs Foundation mission is to enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Central Alberta by identifying and addressing current community needs through fundraising and volunteering”. The Bulldogs Foundation is currently working with numerous community partners and organizations and look forward to continuing volunteering and investing into our Central Alberta Community.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Barkley helped us hand over $1278 to the Bulldogs Foundation. Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $95,000 to local charities over the past 58 months!  THANK-YOU!

Credit: RHCphoto / Rob Raincock

The December Burger of the Month in Red Deer is the “Lone Star” created in collaboration with local guest Chef Savannah Snow!  It’s a toasted brioche bun with smoky BBQ sauce, poblano pepper and cocoa rubbed brisket, shredded jalapeño jack cheese, Texas slaw with orange-chili dressing, fried banana peppers, frickle chip, and pickled yellow mustard seed “caviar”.  $2 from every Lone Star burger sold goes towards Savannah’s charity of choice – the Student’s Association Foodbank at Red Deer Polytechnic.

 

For more information contact:

 

Dustin Moore

Bulldogs Foundation

403.318.9950

dmoore@bbulldogs.ca

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

Our Red Deer Burger of the Month for December – in support of RDP students

BEHOLD 💥 our Red Deer DECEMBER Burger of the Month 🍔
“𝙇𝙊𝙉𝙀 𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙍”
Created in collaboration with local guest Chef Savannah Snow from Red Deer Polytechnic 🎓
Poblano pepper and cocoa rubbed brisket, smokey bbq sauce, shredded jalapeño jack cheese, texas slaw with orange-chili dressing, fried banana peppers, frickle chip, and pickled yellow mustard seed on a toasted brioche bun!
$2 from every Lone Star burger sold goes towards Savannah’s local charity of choice – the Student’s Association Foodbank ❤️
More from Savannah on why she chose the SA Foodbank :
“The Students’ Association Food Bank was established in 1995 to help combat food insecurity in students. Covid has had a heavy impact on students and their finances, especially international students that are paying twice as much as a domestic student and are only allowed to work 20 hours a week off campus.
On top of Covid, students this year have seen a significant increase in their fees on top of the standard tuition increase. All of this amounts to students being unable to feed themselves and their families, ultimately putting their education on the back burner.
The SA Food Bank provides hampers once a semester, at any point given we’ve received an application. We also provide special Christmas hampers to make sure students are eating over the break. We accommodate different health and religious diets; Anything we can’t purchase will be covered by gift cards included in the hamper.
Though the numbers have yet to be finalized, this year has been one of the busiest for our Food Bank, and we’re finding that we’re struggling to keep up with the requests. Any help from the community will result in more students reaching graduation and keeping their children fed and healthy.”
Available for DINE-IN or CURBSIDE PICK-UP in our Red Deer location 📍 for the month of December!
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HECKYEAH Ashley Jackson! Results from our October Burger of the Month!

“I can’t wait to eat a lifetime worth of burgers this month!”  HECK YEAH Ashley Jackson!  Those words, that energy, that determination, all sum up our October Red Deer Guest Chef beautifully.  We were equally as jacked as local photographer Ashley Jackson for her October Burger of the Month “Stacked Up”!

It included roasted brussel sprout and walnut pesto, gorgonzola cheese, beef and pork blended smash patties, prosciutto, fresh apple slices, shredded white cheddar cheese and lays salt n vinegar chips on salt n’ vinegar dusted and toasted potato roll.  $2 from every “Stacked Up” burger sold is going directly to Ashley’s charity of choice -the new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health through the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

When we asked Ashley why she selected the new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health that is being built in Calgary, she pointed to a stat that has stayed with her “1 in 5 children and adolescents in Canada are currently struggling with mental health issues”.  Ashley knows that mental health support and resources at a young age will have life long positive impacts for patients, their loved ones, and our communities and that’s a cause she wants to get behind.

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation points to a few other alarming stats when talking about the need for the new centre.  “70% of mental health issues start in childhood”, and “suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people aged 10-24”.  Scheduled to open in the fall of 2022, the Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health will include a Walk-in-Clinic to help children, teens and families with urgent mental health and substance abuse concerns.  It will provide intensive treatment options, offering individual, group and family therapy to help young people manage escalating issues and prevent the need for hospitalization.  A pediatric Day Hospital is also part of the Centre, providing therapy and support for young people to transition from a hospital admission back to home and community life, allowing for intensive therapy during the day, and kids to sleep in the comfort of their own beds at night.  It will reduce the length of hospital stays, and help ensure a smooth transition back to home, school, and community.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Ashley helped us hand over $1613 to Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation today (Monday, November 1st).  Included in that total is $385 Ashley collected in cash donations! Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $90,000 to local charities over the past 57 months!  THANK-YOU!

The November Burger of the Month in Red Deer is the “Berkburger” created in collaboration with local Guest Chef “Berkley” from the Blackfalds Bulldogs!  It includes an Alberta beef smash patty, blueberry BBQ sauce, torn chicken, grilled pineapple slice, shredded white cheddar, pickled red onions, and roasted garlic aioli on a garlic butter brushed brioche bun with ketchup seasoning.  $2 from every “Berkburger” sold goes directly to the Bulldogs Community Foundation!

 

For more information contact:

Melanie Sortland

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

403.955.8857

msortland@achf.com

 

Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson Studios

403.

hello@ashleyjacksonstudios.com

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

Ashley Jackson co-created “Stacked Up”! It included roasted brussel sprout and walnut pesto, gorgonzola cheese, beef and pork blended smash patties, prosciutto, fresh apple slices, shredded white cheddar cheese and lays salt n vinegar chips on salt n’ vinegar dusted and toasted potato roll.  $2 from every “Stacked Up” burger sold is going directly to Ashley’s charity of choice -the new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health through the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Barkley and the Blackfalds Bulldogs assist with our Red Deer Burger of the Month!

BEHOLD 💥 our Red Deer NOVEMBER Burger of the Month!
Created in collaboration with local guest chef “Barkley” the brand new mascot from the Blackfalds Bulldogs! 🏒
the “𝑩𝑨𝑹𝑲𝑩𝑼𝑹𝑮𝑬𝑹” 🍔
Alberta beef smash patty, blueberry BBQ sauce torn chicken, grilled pineapple slice, shredded white cheddar, pickled red onions and roasted garlic aioli on a garlic butter brushed brioche bun with ketchup seasoning.
$2 from every Barkburger sold goes directly to the Blackfalds Bulldogs Foundation! ❤️
A few words from Dustin Moore, the Bulldogs Foundation Director :
“Building an AJHL franchise from scratch is no small feat and the Blackfalds Bulldogs have added an element that very few junior hockey teams across Canada have.
In April 2021, the Bulldogs Foundation was born. With the vision of owners Doug Quinn and Jodie Schreiner, the Bulldogs Foundation’s mission is to have a positive impact on the Blackfalds and Central Alberta communities.
The Bulldogs Foundation is looking forward to supporting various community partners – from health and wellness, education, grassroots youth sport, animals, and finally supporting our own Bulldogs Scholarship Fund.
With the Bulldogs Scholarship Fund, we want to give back to the players who are invested in our community. The goals outlined above will be achieved through our great donor partners, fundraising events, and team volunteer hours, among many other community events throughout the season.
We are currently building the Foundation from ground zero and creating our strategic direction. We look forward to supporting our community, being a teammate, and creating a Bulldogs legacy in the Central Alberta Community.”
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Starts Monday November 1st, only in our RED DEER 📍 location!
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We love this to the Moon and back!!! Our September Burger of the Month results

A definite check in the win column in September at our Red Deer location as Cam Moon stepped out from behind the mic to help create a burger for our beloved Burger of the Month Program, the “Rebel Moon”.  For Rebel’s fans ‘Mooner’ will always hold a special place in their hearts after calling every Rebels game for more than two decades.  He’s now moving towards his 1st anniversary as Oilers radio play by play announcer.

Moon’s “Rebel Moon” burger included a toasted bolillos bun with spicy ground chorizo sausage, buttermilk marinated ancho chili fried chicken breast, butter leaf lettuce, melted cayenne and peppercorn gouda, topped with fresh guacamole!  $2 from every “Rebel Moon” is going directly to Cam’s charity of choice – Special Olympics Alberta!

When we asked Cam about Special Olympics, he pointed to his time with the Red Deer Rebels and the more than 20 seasons Mikel McIver has served as Dressing Room Attendant “I worked with Mikel, he became a good friend.  I was able to see the positive impact Special Olympics made on his life.  That’s the type of impact I’d like to support”.  Mikel has made quite the splash in the pool over the years winning countless medals at the provincial and national level with Special Olympics swimming.

Special Olympics Alberta supports over 3000 athletes in over 26 community programs.  BOTM dollars will help fund the return of their virtual PEAK Program.  Under the program they deliver eight-week programs designed to keep athletes healthy, connected, and active at home while they navigate the challenges of the pandemic.  Special Olympics delivers virtual sessions from workouts to nutrition.  Donations also support daily training for athletes who compete at regional, provincial, national, and international Games.

 

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Cam Moon helped us hand over $1482 to Special Olympics Alberta today (Friday, October 8th).  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $90,000 to local charities over the past 56 months!  THANK-YOU!

The October Burger of the Month in Red Deer is “Stacked Up” created in collaboration with local Guest Chef Ashley Jackson!  It includes roasted brussel sprout and walnut pesto, gorgonzola cheese, beef and pork blended smash patties, prosciutto, fresh apple slices, shredded white cheddar cheese and lays salt n vinegar chips on salt n’ vinegar dusted and toasted potato roll.  $2 from every “Stacked Up” burger sold goes directly to Ashley’s charity of choice – Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health through the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

For more information contact:

 

Lorrie Sitler

Special Olympics Alberta

lsitler@specialolypics.ab.ca

 

 

Cam Moon

Edmonton Oilers Radio

403.358.1774

cmoon@edmontonoilers.com

 

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

Ashley Jackson and our Red Deer October Burger of the Month!

BEHOLD 💥 our Red Deer OCTOBER Burger of the Month!
“𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐂𝐊𝐄𝐃 𝐔𝐏”
Created in collaboration with local guest chef Ashley Jackson!
Alberta beef and pork blended smash patties, prosciutto, roasted brussels sprout and walnut pesto, gorgonzola cheese, fresh apple slices, shredded white cheddar cheese and lays salt n vinegar chips on salt n’ vinegar dusted and toasted potato roll.
$2 from every Stacked Up burger sold goes directly to Ashley’s charity of choice – Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health through the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
A few words from Ashley about her charity choice :
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“The reason I chose the Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health is because 1 in 5 children and adolescents in Canada are currently struggling with mental health issues. Mental health support and resources will have life long positive impacts on the patient, their loved ones and our communities.
Donations are funding the build of the new centre, and also going toward services and home resources that empower and educate families to support the well-being of their loved ones. The new facility will allow for immediate intervention for families in crisis.
Currently, the only option for acute treatment is a hospital Emergency room. As well, the centre provides age appropriate care for older youth that are otherwise waitlisted into adult programs and treatment centres.”
Supporting mental health in our community is so important to us, and this is one delicious way to give back and raise awareness!
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Available in our Red Deer 📍 location only for the month of October!
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