Picture yourself amongst 350 other guests in your best summer attire in the middle of the field of Commonwealth Stadium on August 12th. What on earth are you doing there you might ask? Enjoying a down-to-earth culinary experience prepared to you by three of Edmonton’s top chefs, of course! That’s exactly what Feast on the Field would like to bring to Edmontonians, all the while ticket sales go to the CapitalCare Foundation to support and affect the lives of residents at CapitalCare facilities across Edmonton and area.
Being in the healthcare profession, I’m very aware of the growing need to support and provide care to elderly residents and disabled adults. As part of my volunteer work for school, nearly all my classmates were partnered up with a CapitalCare facility to develop rapport with the residents and to develop our communication skills. CapitalCare is Canada’s largest public continuing care organization and provides care to nearly 1,400 elderly residents and disabled adults. The CapitalCare Foundation is a registered charity and their fundraising goes to purchasing equipment, renovating facilities, providing educational scholarships for staff, and adding to the quality of life of the residents. Things like specialized beds and electronic lifts, communal spaces for residents to relax, socialize, garden, read, and even dine — CapitalCare Foundation takes over where government funding ends.
Just a couple of weeks ago, the Foundation wrapped up their 19th annual Charity Golf Classic, one of their oldest and most successful fundraisers. To bring something new to the table, they’ve added Feast on the Field, where guests will get a unique experience dining on the field. Brad Smoliak of Kitchen by Brad, David Omar, head chef of Zinc Restaurant at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and Steve Muzak of Royal Glenora Club will be spearheading the Alberta-inspired feast. Guests can expect to enjoy elevated picnic favourites made with local ingredients at the inaugural long table: smoked beef brisket, old fashioned BBQ chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, baked beans and more. Paired with Granville Island beer and wines from Naramata’s Red Rooster Winery, the feast is a one of a kind!
Feast on the Field tickets are $140 (+ service fee) and available for purchase on their website: www.feastonthefield.com. You can also check out organized events or donate to the CapitalCare Foundation on their website: www.capitalcarefoundation.net. Come join Feast on the Field and enjoy what’s bound to be a great dining experience with your family and friends to support a great cause!Feast on the Field
Disclosure: I was invited as a guest to the Feast on the Field media preview. I was not expected to write a post, thoughts and opinions are of my own.