Breaking Bread, Breaking Stigma 2019
Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre will hold its third annual signature fundraiser in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park on Wednesday, October 23rd. It will bring people together to "break bread" and use this opportunity to further "break stigma” around these deadly mental illnesses.
This is important because while eating disorders are the most fatal mental health diagnosis, they remain grossly misunderstood and heavily stigmatized. Breaking bread together will give our guests a chance to learn more about why Hopewell's work is so vital in our community.
The concept for the evening is a gourmet sandwich showdown, featuring a roster of Ottawa's top chefs, and a panel of celebrity judges to crown the "Sandwich Sovereign of Ottawa"
The accomplished chefs who will be competing are: Cory Baird from Eldon’s, Shane Brown from Beckta, Justin Champagne from Bar Lupulus and Linette Edmonds from Flora Hall. We are also welcoming back a team of new student chefs from the Algonquin College Culinary Management program!
The inaugural winner from 2017, Joe Thottungal from Coconut Lagoon, has signed on as the official Event Patron for Breaking Bread, Breaking Stigma! He is coming back this year to cook the reception food and he will also serve on the panel of celebrity judges, which includes local culinary royalty Margaret Dickenson, and Gusto Worldwide Media CEO Chris Knight.
Thank you to our event sponsors; GUSTO Worldwide Media, Excel HR, Taggart Parkes Foundation, Parson Refrigeration Ltd., Susan Chell Team - REMAX Hallmark Reality, , INNOVISOR, Westboro Psychology, Pearly-Robertson, Hill and McDougall LLP, and Anchor Psychology.
There will also be a silent auction of exciting prizes available on-site, and a bar featuring complementary wines from KIN Vineyards and beer from Flora Hall.
Early Bird Tickets for Hopewell's Breaking Bread, Breaking Stigma are available now! The first 100 tickets are just $100 each!
Why are you holding a food-related event for an eating disorder charity?
Because food is the medicine that takes our clients from illness to wellness, and from hopelessness to recovery. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the amazing diversity of local chefs, whose life's work is providing this nourishment for all of us.
What accomodations will be made for those with dietary restrictions?
Due to the nature of the event, the chefs are only able to make adjustments for vegetarians (by providing an alternate protein), and those with Celiac disease or a severe gluten allergy (by using gluten-free bread). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org after you have purchased your tickets to inform us if you require either or both of these adjustments to be made for you. Those who do not inform the organizers in advance of these requirements may not be able to be accomodated on-site.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, however a host bar will be available for those aged 19 and older. Non-alcoholic options will also be available.
Will you be issuing a tax receipt to ticket buyers?
Absolutely! Tax receipts will be issued by the end of November 2019.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Lansdowne Park is easily accessible by walking and cycling. OC Transpo service on Bank Street also provides easy connections from downtown. The underground parking garage has over 1000 spots available at rates of $2.00 for 30 minutes, and a $30 daily maximum.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email email@example.com
What's the refund policy?
No refunds will be provided after ticket purchase.