Date set for chefs’ dinner


FORT FRANCES—A popular event here since 2005, the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River District’s “Chefs’ Charitable Dinner and Auction” will be back again in the new year.
Executive director Lynn Moffatt said Thursday that Sunday, Feb. 6 has been set as the date for the dinner, which once again will be held at the Adventure Inn here.
“We’re in the process of putting together a wonderful menu again with some of the local chefs,” noted Moffatt, adding the evening also will include an auction and similar fundraising.
Having just taken over as executive director last year, this will be Moffatt’s first chefs’ dinner.
“I am very excited to implement these types of events in the Fort Frances area,” she enthused.
“I foresee continuing with them for years to come.”
Moffatt said although the event will take place on the first Sunday in February, it is in support of “Alzheimer Awareness Month,” which is January.
Tickets for the dinner will be available at local businesses by the week of Dec. 20.
They will be sold at the Adventure Inn, and well as other locations still to be confirmed.
They also can be purchased by calling the Alzheimer Society at 1-800-682-0245 or e-mailing
Tickets cost $50 each (which includes a $25 tax receipt), which can be paid for with cash, cheque, VISA, or Mastercard.
Meanwhile, anyone wishing to contribute to the “Chefs’ Charitable Dinner and Auction” in any way is encouraged to call Moffatt at 1-800-682-0245 or contact her via e-mail at
In related news, as a means to raise funds and promote the Alzheimer Society during the holiday season into “Alzheimer Awareness Month,” Moffatt said they are selling “hot chocolate cones.”
These are plastic cones filled with hot chocolate powder, chocolate chips, and marshmallows, which can be poured into a mug and then mixed with boiled water to make hot chocolate.
They are tied with a ribbon, and have a message attached to them about brain health and also reminding people that if they know someone who has Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer Society is here to help.
“Chocolate is also a ‘brain health food,’ so we’re trying to tie all of that together,” Moffatt explained.
The cones cost $5 each, and are available by contacting the Alzheimer Society at 1-800-682-0245 or
An individual, workplace, or business can call and order them, and the Alzheimer Society will have them delivered here.
(Fort Frances Daily Bulletin)