Today's the big day! The day when restaurants, restaurant staff, diners and sponsors unite to raise thousands of dollars for AIDS Vancouver Island's programs and services across the island. Together, we can work to reduce new HIV infections and stigma against those living with the disease. It's about love: love of community, love of food, and love of life. Thank you so much for your contribution today, whether you're a diner or part of the restaurant team, and thank you so much for making Vancouver Island the wonderful place that it is. You are loved!
Dining Out For Life is just two days away now! It's so exciting to know that thanks to the support of generous restaurants and supportive foodies, we can raise thousands of dollars for AIDS Vancouver Island's programs and services across the island in just one day!
Of course, there's also another group of people who are crucial to Dining Out For Life's success each year: our sponsors! These media-savvy folks help to spread the word about Dining Out For Life through their media outlets, social media channels, and through word of mouth. They're truly an asset to our community and deserve to be acknowledged as such. Thanks to:
Just days now before Dining Out For Life! We're so excited to gather with you all to dine out on delicious food while raising funds for the much-needed programs and services we offer across the island. And we want to know all about your Dining Out For Life experience—where did you eat? What did you eat? What was your favourite part of the day? Did you join friends and family, or enjoy a quiet meal solo? We love hearing about how you spent the day and what memories were made, so that we can share them with other Dine Out For Life participants across the island and ensure they don't forget to Dine Out on the big day!
So, how do you share your Dining Out For Life memories? It's easy! Here are some ways to spread the word:
As we count down the final days to Dining Out For Life, we've got some great restaurant profile videos coming up to share! This one is courtesy of our friend Morgan Alexander and the staff at the Clay Pigeon. The Clay Pigeon has been a Dining Out For Life partner since their inception just over 3 years ago. We love this little shop on the corner of Blanshard and Broughton. They're participating for dinner on April 30 so consider them if you haven't yet made up your mind!
Hard to believe it's only 6 days until we come together to Dine Out For Life! Have you seen the wonderful press coverage we've been getting? Here's a sample:
In the Campbell River Mirror: Coachman and Salmon Point step up to aid community
In the Nanaimo Daily News: Eateries fight AIDS
In the Oak Bay News: Event puts AIDS support on the menu
In the Parksville Qualicum Beach News: Parksville Qualicum Beach restaurant part of battle against AIDS
In the Harbour City Star: Dine out for health
When you think back on the best meals of your life, often it's the company you're keeping that makes the memories, not just the food. For many, nothing beats a meal surrounded by friends and family. So to make this year's Dining Out For Life truly one to remember, make sure to spend it with those you care about! After all, Dining Out For Life is about love: of food, of community, of life!
Having a little trouble coralling your pals into joining you? We've got a few resources to help!
Trying to coax people into joining you via Facebook? Assuming you've already pointed them to our event page, we've created a photo invite you can share to their timeline as well:
AVI Health Centre is looking for an RN to join our multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate, experienced with Hepatitis C and HIV, will provide HIV POC screen testing, STI testing, PAPs, phlebotomy, immunizations and HIV nursing care to AVI Health Centre patients in our low barrier clinic setting. Please forward your interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is May 1, 2015.
Clinic Nurse – Job Description May 1, 2015
Reporting to the Manager of AVI Health Centre, the AVI Health Centre Clinic Nurse is responsible for providing nursing services in a methadone clinic and HIV primary health care setting to patients with a wide variety of health care needs, including mental health, addiction and/or infectious disease issues.
SCOPE OF PRACTICE
You know that Dining Out For Life Vancouver Island is a huge event, spanning dozens of restaurants from Saltspring to Tofino, from Oak Bay to Campbell River.
But did you know that it's part of an even larger international event? That's right! Dining Out For Life happens every year in cities across the United States and Canada, raising millions of dollars in a single day for regional AIDS service organizations across the continent. Exciting, right?
One of the great aspects of being part of a huge event like this is the passionate celebrity spokespeople it attracts. Dining Out For Life is proud to have fun, compassionate and dynamic celebrities like Ted Allen, Pam Grier, Mondo Guerra, and Daisy Martinez stepping up to share this event with folks across North America!
Want to participate in Dining Out For Life, but don't have the budget for a four-course meal out on the town? We've got you covered! Dining Out For Life doesn't have to break the bank. Here are some tips for dining out on a budget, so you can make the most of your dollar:
Dine out for breakfast or lunch, rather than dinner. Not only are you likely to eat less at these meals, but the bill is often smaller.
Share with a friend. Can't resist an appie before your main course? Bring a friend and share one, cutting the cost in half.
Indulge your sweet tooth. Don't have the budget for a full meal out? Have a small main course at home, then hit the town for dessert.