Eat Well for a Good Cause

AIDS Vancouver Island launches Dining Out for Life fundraiser

Brasserie 'L'Ecole' is one of 31 Victoria restaurants participating in Dining Out for Life

Brasserie 'L'Ecole' is one of 31 Victoria restaurants participating in Dining Out for Life

AIDS Vancouver Island launches Dining Out for Life fundraiser

When filling your belly can also feed a good cause, it’s a win-win situation for Vancouver Island diners.

AIDS Vancouver Island has teamed up with 65 Island restaurants — 33 of which are in Victoria’s own backyard — for the sixth edition of their one-night-only fundraiser, Dining Out For Life.

On Thursday, March 24, each participating restaurant has agreed to donate 25 per cent of the night’s food sales, while brewery Stella Artois is pitching in to donate $1 from every beer sale.

“Diners can easily make a huge impact on the lives of so many in need in our community simply by going out to dinner,” says Katrina Jensen, executive director of AIDS Vancouver Island.

The Heron Rock Bistro in James Bay has been involved with Dining Out For Life for the last five years. Andrew Moffatt, Heron Rock’s owner and operator, says, “We thought it would be a good way to give a little something back to people in the community.”

Since its inception five years ago, Dining Out for Life has raised $120,000 for programs that support people living with HIV/AIDS.

As an added incentive this year, diners can enter a Expedia Cruise Ship Centre draw for the chance to win a Holland American Line cruise for two.

In Victoria, the participating restaurants are:

• AURA waterfront

• The Black Olive

• Brasserie “L’Ecole”

• Cabin 12

• Café Brio

• Café Mexico

• Canoe Brewpub

• Chez Michel

• De Dutch Pannekoek House

• Devour Restaurant

• The Empress Room

• Felicita’s Pub

• Ferris’ Grill

• Ferris’ Oyster Bar

• Fire & Water Fish and Chop House

• Grad House @Uvic

• Heron Rock Bistro

• Il Terrazzo Ristorante

• The Ledge in

The Bedford Regency

• Little Thai Place

• Lure Restaurant

• The Noodle Box

• The Reef Restaurant

• Smuggler’s Cove Pub

• Sticky Wicket

• The Superior

• Tre Fantastico

• Ulla restaurant

• Vic’s Steakhouse & Bar

• Vista 18 Martini & Wine Bar

The full list of participating restaurants can be found online at: diningoutforlife.com/vancouverisland.  M

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