Scotiabank Passions -
a benefit for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
FOOD FOR A CAUSE
11th annual Scotiabank Passions gala celebrates local culinary talent
on September 14th
Tickets on sale now for gala benefiting the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
Vancouver, BC, August 2014 - One of Vancouver's most anticipated culinary events,
Scotiabank Passions - a benefit for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, invites the whole
community to celebrate its 11th year on Sunday, September 14, 2014. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
guests will not only partake in delicious bites and drinks from more than 20 of the city's top chefs,
but also revel at a new location as the gala enters its second decade at a new venue, The
Imperial Vancouver at 319 Main Street. This fundraising gala has raised more than $1 million for
HIV/AIDS care since its inaugural launch in 2003.
The 21 participating restaurants and chefs include Beaucoup Bakery, Bittered Sling, CinCin,
Cibo, Coast, Espana, Forage, Joe Fortes, Glowbal Grill, Maenam, Market by Jean-Georges,
Miku, Provence, The Observatory, Tojo's, Urban Fare, and West. Newcomers this year include
Bella Gelateria, The Fat Badger, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, and Raw Bar at the Fairmont
"Scotiabank Passions is truly a spectacular evening for food lovers and philanthropists alike,"
explains Nathan Fong, Committee Chair and Founder. "I am so excited to be entering the next
decade of this incredible gala fundraiser, and none of it would be possible without loyal support
from our chefs, restaurants, volunteers, sponsors and committee members - not to mention our
wonderful guests! We can't wait to expand to a new location this year! It's going to be another
Scotiabank Passions will once again spotlight a selection of wines courtesy of New Zealand
Winegrowers and beer from R&B Brewing Co.
"We are so grateful for the dedication of Nathan Fong, the chefs, and the event committee who
returns year after year to support our work," says Maxine Davis, Executive Director of the Dr.
Peter AIDS Foundation. "This year's event is set to be the best yet, with new and returning
restaurants and a fresh new event space. "
Global TV's Sophie Lui and The Beat 94.5's Jonny Staub will be emcees for the evening.
Tickets are currently on sale, with general admission priced at $225 until September 1 and $250
thereafter. Guests can enjoy the Champagne Reception with general admission tickets for $300.
Tickets are available at www.drpeter.org or by calling 604.331.5086.
The pre-event champagne reception, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., gives guests advance access to the
event. They can sip bubbly as they preview auction items, mix and mingle with event hosts and
Dr. Peter's friends and family. A limited number of champagne reception tickets are available.
Scotiabank Passions - A Benefit for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Champagne Reception: 5 p.m.
General Admission: 6 p.m.
Where: The Imperial Vancouver
Address: 319 Main Street, Vancouver BC
Tickets: $300 champagne reception with general admission, and $250 general admission (early
bird pricing available). Tickets are available at www.drpeter.org or
by calling 604.331.5086.
Or call 604.331.5086
About the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
At the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, every day is an inspiring reminder of what we can achieve by
providing HIV treatment and other supports for people whose lives are impacted by HIV/AIDS and
the additional challenges of addiction, mental illness, homelessness, poverty and discrimination.
For more information on the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, the Dr. Peter Centre, and Scotiabank
Passions, please visit www.drpeter.org.
About Scotiabank Passions
The history of Scotiabank Passions dates back to 2002 when a small charity cooking class was
held at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks. A year later, the annual event was christened "Passions."
Organized by Vancouver food media personality, Nathan Fong, the inaugural event featured nine
chefs, 100 attendees and raised $7000. Under Nathan's continued stewardship, Scotiabank
Passions has since tripled in size and has become one of Vancouver's most popular food and
wine events. To date, Scotiabank Passions has raised more than $1 million for HIV/AIDS care.
"Reproduced with permission - Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation"
Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
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