The 9th annual “Passions” event at the Dr. Peter Centre is just a month away
Proudly presented by Scotiabank, Passions – a Benefit for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, is one of the city’s most sought-after events for food and wine lovers. This year, Passions continues the tradition with another unforgettable night on September 9, 2012 at the Dr. Peter Centre, from 5pm to 9pm.
Two dozen of Vancouver’s top restaurants and chefs will take part in this year’s event. Returning restaurants include Beachside Forno, Cibo, Chambar, CinCin, Coast, Diva at the Met, Forage (previously O’Doul’s Restaurant), Fraîche, Hapa Izakaya, Kale & Nori, Le Gavroche, Maenam, Market, MIX the Bakery, Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Provence, The Observatory, Tojo’s, and West. Newcomers to the event include, La Belle Auberge, Miku/Minami, Urban Fare, and Yew. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to food truck bites from Roaming Dragon.
The pre-event champagne reception is from 5pm to 6pm, which was a great hit last year. Guests 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 tickets are available. Auction item highlights include a stay-cation package at Rosewood Hotel Georgia with Hawksworth Restaurant, a weekend sailboat trip, and a weekend trip to Victoria via Helijet.
Global TV’s Chris Gailus and Sophie Lui will be Passions’ emcees for the evening.
Passions – A Benefit for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Champagne Reception: 5pm
General Admission: 6pm
Where: Dr. Peter Centre
Address: 1110 Comox Street, Vancouver BC
Tickets: $300 general admission and champagne reception, $225 general admission – available now at www.drpeter.org or by calling 604.331.5086.
About the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
Since 1992, the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation has continued the legacy of Dr. Peter Jepson-Young. The Dr. Peter Centre opened its doors in 1997 and cares for people living with HIV/AIDS. Operating a day health program and a 24-hour residence with palliative care and respite care services, it is the only program of its kind in Canada and is recognized as a leader in HIV/AIDS care. For more information on the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, the Dr. Peter Centre, and Passions, please visit www.drpeter.org.
The history of Passions traces back to 2002, to a small charity cooking class at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks. A year later in 2003, the event was moved to the Dr. Peter Centre and 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, Passions has since tripled in size and has become one of Vancouver’s most popular food and wine events. The 2011 event featured 24 chefs, 300 attendees, and raised over $100,000. In total, Passions has raised $800,000 since 2003.