About Last Night with Fred Lee: Photos from Pride Cocktail Kickoff and Long Table Dinner
A rooftop social and a farm-to-table dinner reach new fundraising heights.
September 11, 2018
Schoolyard Harvest Long Table Dinner
Fresh Roots Society successfully staged their second Schoolyard Harvest Dinner on July 5. Mother Nature co-operated this year, allowing the non-profit to set up the long table next to their educational farm, located on the grounds of David Thompson Secondary School. The market garden is one of five that Fresh Roots manages on school property in Vancouver, Delta and Coquitlam. About 120 guests took in the sold-out farm-to-table alfresco dinner while learning of the society’s efforts to grow community through good food. Founded by Ilana Labow, Gray Oron and Marc Schutzbank, the event gives students hands-on experience while they learn how their food arrives on their table, how to tend to and cultivate the farm, and how to cook and sell the fruits of their labour.
Pride Cocktail Kickoff
Young professionals Kevin Mazzone, Ryan McKinley and Gary Serra hosted their annual Pride Cocktail Kickoff party on July 18, a fundraising fixture on the Pride social circuit. Spectacular views, fine food and drink and a wonderful cause as always had hopeful attendees clamouring for tickets to the sold-out rooftop social. Held 25 floors above the city atop a downtown business tower, the party featured a pretty crowd of rainbow revellers gathering to celebrate diversity and inclusion and to raise money for the Dr. Peter Centre, a facility in the city’s West End providing innovative health care to those living with HIV and coexisting illnesses. The tipple fest’s seventh instalment would raise a record-setting $70,000.