A Taste for Life

A Taste for Life – Sudbury

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 — Participating restaurants will donate 25% of the cost of your meal to support our community’s HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C education prevention and outreach programs.

Looking to get involved in A Taste for Life in some way? Choose the tab below that best applies to you, for more details!

Community Support

How do I support A Taste for Life?
It’s simple! All you have to do, is go out to eat at a Participating Restaurant on Wednesday, April 26, 2017!
You can find a full list of the Participating Restaurants at aTasteForLife.org/sudbury.html

What if I can’t make it out to eat that day?
Can’t make it out on Wednesday, April 26, 2017? No problem! You can make a direct donation to the campaign online, here! Full tax receipts are issued for all donations over $10!

What else can I do to support the event?
Follow us on social media, using the links below! Post with the hashtag #TasteSudbury, and share our posts on Facebook & Twitter! Help us get the word out.


Participating Restaurants

What is A Taste for Life?

  • A Taste for Life is an annual campaign, where participating restaurants donate 25% of the day’s sales, to improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS in our community.
  • It takes place in over 20 communities across Canada
  • All proceeds in Sudbury are donated to Réseau ACCESS Network; all dollars remain local to support people in our own community.
  • A volunteer (or two) will be assisnged to your restaurant as A Taste for Life ambassadors, to talk with any guests who may have questions about the event.

What is Réseau ACCESS Network?

  • A non-profit, community-based charitable organization, providing direct assistance to those in Sudbury/Manitoulin, who are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C
  • Improves the lives of those in the community through: street outreach and harm reduction initiatives, presenting workshops and education activities, clinical services for “at risk” populations, a client food bank, and social services.

What are the Participating Restaurant’s benefits?

  • The event will be heavily promoted, including reference to your restaurant as a participating restaurant
  • Your restaurant will be mentioned in press releases, media interviews, any online presence (Facebook, aTasteForLife.org)
  • We will encourage patrons to dine at your restaurant, as a participating restaurant
  • We will provide you with promotional material (posters, postcards) to encourage your dinners to return on event day

What are the Participating Restaurant’s responsibilities?

  • Display A Taste for Life promotional material for a minimum of two weeks prior to the event
  • Display A Taste for Life card on each table for the duration of the event (provided by Réseau ACCESS Network)
  • Allow distribution of a door prize ballot in the form of a donation envelope, for the duration of the event –a volunteer (or two) will be assigned to your restaurant to distribute the ballots, to avoid any extra burden on your staff
  • Provide a minimum of 25% of the day’s sales (lunch & dinner, or dinner only – including alcohol, before HST) to the charity

How do I become a Participating Restaurant?

  • Contact Justin Burns at (705) 688-0500, ext 215, or by email at justinb@reseauaccessnetwork.com
  • 2017 Restaurants need to be confirmed by Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sponsorship

What is A Taste for Life?

  • A Taste for Life is an annual campaign, where participating restaurants donate 25% of the day’s sales, to improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS in our community.
  • It takes place in over 20 communities across Canada
  • All proceeds in Sudbury are donated to Réseau ACCESS Network; all dollars remain local to support people in our own community.
  • A volunteer (or two) will be assisnged to your restaurant as A Taste for Life ambassadors, to talk with any guests who may have questions about the event.

What is Réseau ACCESS Network?

  • A non-profit, community-based charitable organization, providing direct assistance to those in Sudbury/Manitoulin, who are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C
  • Improves the lives of those in the community through: street outreach and harm reduction initiatives, presenting workshops and education activities, clinical services for “at risk” populations, a client food bank, and social services.

What are the benefits to a Community Sponsor?

  • Your business logo will be present on all print material, and online presence (Facebook, aTasteForLife.org)
  • Your business will be the exclusive sponsor in your field
  • Your business will have the opportunity to have a staff representative present at one Participating Restaurant

Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor - $2,500

  • Exclusive title sponsor of the event
  • Company logo and recognition as Presenting Sponsor on all promotional material produced for the event (social media, digital and printed)
  • All advertising will state “Company and Réseau ACCESS Network present A Taste for Life”
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor in all television and radio ads
  • Acknowledgement as presenting sponsor in all media releases
  • Company logo with a link to Sponsor’s website on aTasteforLife.org in the Sudbury section & ReseauACCESSNetwork.com/TasteSudbury
  • Opportunity for on-site signage*
  • Opportunity to provide promotional materials at the event*
  • Opportunity for corporate staff representation at Participating Restaurants
  • Access to Facebook.com/TasteSudbury ’s Facebook followers via shared posts for Community Sponsor’s events/specials occasionally through the year
  • Presence at Media Launch event in April

Community Sponsor- $1,000

  • Company logo on promotional material produced for the event (digital and printed)
  • Company logo and recognition as Community Sponsor on social media
  • Company logo with a link to Sponsor’s website on aTasteforLife.org in the Sudbury section & ReseauACCESSNetwork.com/TasteSudbury
  • Access to Facebook.com/TasteSudbury ’s Facebook followers via shared posts for Community Sponsor’s events/specials occasionally through the year
  • Opportunity for two staff representatives from the Community Sponsor to be present at one Participating Restaurant as a host
  • Opportunity for on-site signage at one participating restaurant*
  • Presence at Media Launch event in April

Corporate Donor- $100-500 (Cash Only)

  • Company name recognized on social media and online at ReseauACCESSNetwork.com/TasteSudbury & aTasteforLife.org/sudbury.html
  • Full charitable tax receipt for amount donated

Restaurant Hosts Needed!

Position Purpose – Our participating restaurants donate 25% of the evening’s sales to Réseau ACCESS Network to support those living with/affected by HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis C. The other component for raising funds, is the donation envelopes that are distributed to diners for additional donations. Funds raised by diners account for about 50% of the total raised for the event, and the Restaurant Hosts are a huge part of that success.

Responsibilities – The responsibility of a Restaurant Host is to promote your restaurant, and engage and encourage people to join you and dine out. We do this by:

  • Promoting your restaurant within your personal networks, encouraging people to dine out on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, to support the restaurant, the organization, and your participation,
  • To be present on Wednesday, April 26, 2017;
  • To greet diners and let them know about A Taste for Life
  • Inform diners about the door prize
  • Gently encouraging diners to donate, and speaking about Réseau ACCESS Network

Hosts are also asked to collect the diner donation envelopes and deliver them to Réseau ACCESS Network that evening (or arrange an alternate method with the event coordinator).

Time Commitment – All Restaurant Hosts are expected to attend one of the brief orientations prior to the event date, as well as are expected to be available for a dinner shift (approximately 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM), or a lunch shift (approximately 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM).

How to Apply – Interested in volunteering as a Restaurant Host for A Taste for Life? Click here to fill in a Volunteer Application (or login with your existing volunteer login) to register!


Media Information

Social Media Profiles

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/TasteSudbury
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/TasteSudbury
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/ACCESS1989
  • Local Hashtag: #TasteSudbury
  • National Hashtag: #Taste2017

Web Presence

  • www.ReseauACCESSNetwork.com/TasteSudbury
  • www.aTasteForLife.org/sudbury.html

Quick Facts

  • 2017 is Sudbury’s 11th year participating in A Taste for Life
  • Over 10 years, Sudbury has raised over $110,000 to support people in our community affected by HIV/Hepatitis C
  • In 2016, total of $16,159 was raised for Réseau ACCESS Network
  • Anke & Tony’s Seafood Restaurant has been involved since the inception of A Taste for Life in Sudbury
  • The goal in 2017 is to raise $14,000

HIV & Hepatitis C Facts

  • 7 Canadians are infected with HIV every day
  • 21% of HIV positive Canadians don’t know their status
  • An estimated 1 out of 100 Canadians has been infected with Hepatitis C in their lifetime
  • A person can live 20 to 30 years with Hepatitis C without showing any symptoms

Media Contact

  • Justin Burns, Coordinator of Community Resources
  • Phone: (705) 688-0500, ext 215
  • Fax: (705) 688-0423
  • Email: justinb@reseauaccessnetwork.com

2017 Participating Restaurants

Lunch and Dinner

Fionn MacCool's - Kingsway
1070 Kingsway Blvd
(705) 560-6888
fionnmaccools.com

Fionn MacCool's - Regent
1875 Regent Street
(705) 522-8827
fionnmaccools.com

Fromagerie Elgin
5 Cedar Street
(705) 675-1000
fromagerieelgin.ca

Hardrock 42 Gastropub
117 Elm Street
(705) 586-3303
hardrock42.com

Peddler's Pub
63 Cedar Street
(705) 669-1075
peddlerspub.com

Tucos Taco Lounge
582 Kathleen Street
(705) 222-8459
tucostacolounge.com

Dinner Only

Anke & Tony’s Seafood Restaurant
2037 Long Lake Road
(705) 523-4567

Bella Vita Cucina
493 Kathleen Street
(705) 670-8482
bellavitacucina.com

My Thai Palace – Notre Dame
6-893 Notre Dame Avenue
(705) 524-8424
mythaipalace.ca

My Thai Palace – Long Lake
2037 Long Lake Road
(705) 522-0077
mythaipalace.ca

Rose Apple Restaurant
1543 Paris Street
(705) 522-9900
facebook.com/Rose-Apple-1617518045166593

Signatures Restaurant – Chelmsford
3702 Hwy 144, Chelmsford
(705) 855-9021
signaturesrestaurant.ca

Media Sponsors

 

Major Donors

$100+
Crocodile Printing & Signs
The Real Estate Book

$50-99
Cineplex - SilverCity Sudbury (7429)
Lougheed Flower Shop

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