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10 Reasons to Come to Lobster Lovers!

Oct 1, 2017

We are so excited for November 3 – the date of our Lobster Lovers Feast proudly presented by Flaman Group of Companies at the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre. It’s an East Coast causal dinner in support of our community’s children and you’re invited! Lobster Lovers isn’t just one of our largest fundraisers, it’s also one of our favourite events!

Of course the number one and most obvious reason to come to our Lobster Lovers Feast is the delicious lobster! Our lobster comes directly from the East Coast and the Executive Chef has meticulously crafted the perfect pairings. With a meal this tasty you might just forget you’re not actually in the Maritimes! If that’s not enough here are 10 more reasons why you should come spend the evening with us.

1) Be Inspired
We’ve got an amazing speaker lined up – someone who will share first-hand the impact folks like you have on kids. It’s a moving story – stay tuned for the announcement.

2) Have Fun
Lobster Lovers is a downright good time! We have raffle prizes, lovely guests, inspiring talks, and one of a kind live auction packages.

3) Be Comfortable
So many of us are constantly wearing business, business casual, or even semi-formal clothes. But not this night! Wear your casual clothes. Lobster is almost as messy as it is delicious, so wear something you don’t mind getting butter all over (bibs will be provided).

4) Appreciate Your Community
One of the most powerful and uplifting parts of Lobster Lovers is knowing that you are in a room with hundreds of other people who care about the future of our community, who believe we need to always strive to better support our kids and families. Mingle, meet new people, and take time to appreciate this amazing community that we have created together.

5) Get your Photo with a Lobster
Stop by our Lobster Photo Station and get your pictures taken with a Lobster, in a Lobster suit, or with all sorts of fun props! It’s another fun part of the evening and makes a great keepsake! It’s way cooler than a selfie (but we encourage those all night too)!

6) Enjoy Live & Local Entertainment
Did we mention that one of our very talented kids will be performing? That’s right, our very own Cesar has been working with John Cameron and will be performing live during dinner. You won’t want to miss this!

7) Win One of a Kind Prizes
We’ve got so many cool and interesting things to give away! From a Trip for 2 from West Jet or eating your lobster dinner with the Commander. And we can’t forget the amazing Raffle Packages (think Mountain Escape or Wine & Dine packages, just to name a couple)! Our Live Auction is always one of a kind. You’ll get to bid on big ticket and exciting items, but you’ll also have the chance to directly change a child’s life. It doesn’t get better than that!

8) Meet our Fabulous Co-Chairs: Sarah Chan & Averie McNary
We are so grateful that the lovely, talented, and caring Sarah Chan & Averie McNary are our co-chairs for this important fundraiser. We all know how busy these ladies are and we are just thrilled to get to spend the evening with them. Plus, Sarah might be bringing her husband Don Iveson along, and we are thankful that our Mayor also makes time for our community’s kids. Sarah has been volunteering her time as a Big Sister for several years now and her philosophy is that if she has time to spend an hour a week with a child so does everyone else (except maybe her husband).

9) Gregg Reynolds
A favourite at 103.9 CISN Country, Gregg Reynolds is the charismatic host of CISN’s afternoon show, and we are thrilled to have him emceeing this special occasion. What’s even cooler than that? Gregg is a Big Brother with our agency! Gregg cares deeply about this city and the kids who also call it home. Come out and you’ll likely get a chance to shake his hand!

10) Make a Difference
Yeah okay, that might sound cliché but we believe it’s true. By coming to Lobster Lovers you’re helping us raise money to provide the kids and families of our community with the supports and services they need. You’re showing kids that they matter. For more than 20 years, this event has been one of our largest and most important fundraisers and truly enables us to continue our important work. We bet you’ll want to come year after year!

We hope to see you there!

Learn more or buy tickets here.