Chefs’ dinner set for Sunday

Duane Hicks

Some tickets
still available
The Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River District’s sixth-annual “Chefs’ Charitable Dinner and Auction” is set to go this Sunday (Feb. 6) at the Adventure Inn here—and it’s not too late to get tickets.
Executive director Lynn Moffatt said more than 70 tickets have been sold thus far, adding the public will be able to get them at the door on the evening of the dinner.
Tickets cost $50 each (which includes a $25 tax receipt), and also can be purchased at the Adventure Inn, La Flambée, and Lee Garden.
The fundraiser starts with cocktails at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.
The menu for the sit-down dinner features appetizer prepared by Seven Generations Education Institute, pork tenderloin (donated by Cloverleaf and prepared by Seven Generations), penne with red sauce (Boston Pizza), baked rosemary potatoes (Cater 2 U), green beans and carrots (La Flambée), starter salad (Lee Garden), dinner buns (The Place), and buns and a cube cheese tray (Canada Safeway).
A selection of desserts is courtesy of the Emo Inn, Iris Gogosha, M&M Meat Shops, and Rainycrest.
Coffee will be provided by Tim Hortons.
Moffatt said the tone of the evening will be light and casual, and move along at a brisk pace.
Steve Sinclair will be emcee for the evening, and there will be after-dinner musical entertainment provided by Katelyn Shortreed and Jeff Gustafson.
Being a fundraiser, there also will be a silent auction, with items donated by area businesses, as well as a “surprise draw.”
For the “surprise draw,” Moffatt explained people can buy a “mystery card” for $20. Each card will be numbered and correspond to a prize, but the buyer will not know which prize their card matches until it is announced.
Each person who buys a “mystery card” is guaranteed a prize.
As well, it’s not too late for volunteers to get involved with the fundraiser.
Anyone wishing to volunteer to the “Chefs’ Charitable Dinner and Auction” is encouraged to call Moffatt at 1-800-682-0245 or contact her via e-mail at
Last year’s dinner, held in late January, raised just under $5,000 for the further promotion of Alzheimer awareness and education.