A Taste for Life

A Taste for Life – Sudbury

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 — 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 25, 2018!
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 25, 2018? 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 Heidi Eisenhauer at (705) 688-0500, ext 215, or by email at heidie@reseauaccessnetwork.com
  • 2018 Restaurants need to be confirmed by March 16, 2018

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 25, 2018, to support the restaurant, the organization, and your participation,
  • To be present on Wednesday, April 25, 2018;
  • 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: #atasteforlife

Web Presence

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

Quick Facts

  • 2018 is Sudbury’s 12th 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 2017, total of $8,301 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 2018 is to raise $10,000

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

  • Heidi Eisenhauer, Coordinator of Community Resources
  • Phone: (705) 688-0500, ext 215
  • Fax: (705) 688-0423
  • Email: heidie@reseauaccessnetwork.com
A Taste for Life

 

 

A Taste for Life – Door Prize

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 — 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.

Come dine with us on April 25, 2018 for your a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes!

HIGH VALLEY VIP Package
Thursday April 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Fraser Auditorium Laurentian University

– 2 VIP tickets to the show
– Album on CD
– Attend a Soundcheck Performance
– Meet & Greet with Photo Opportunity
– Early Access to Merch w/ discount
– Tour Poster
– VIP Laminate

Note: the VIP experience will begin approximately 1 to 3 hours before the doors open.
Tix: 705-674-8381 or sudburytheater.ca

Legends Show

Friday May 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Tributes to Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Motown, & Elvis Presented by Paquette Productions
Sudbury Theatre Centre

– 2 tickets to the show

Tix: 705-674-8381 or sudburytheater.ca

Northern Lights Festival Boréal

July 6 – July 9, 2018
Bell Park, Sudbury

– 2 Weekend Passes

Tix:   nlfb.ca/tickets

2018 Participating Restaurants

Lunch & Dinner

Apollo Restaurant & Tavern
844 Kingsway
(705) 674-0574
apollorestaurant.ca1strnd.ca

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

Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse
1425 Kingsway
(705) 524-3435
kelseys.ca

La Casa Mexicana (vegan options)
49 Elgin Street
(705) 674-9901
casamexicana.ca

Lot 88
1070 Kingsway Blvd
(705) 560-6888
lot88sudbury.ca

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

Taj Bistro 
151 Larch Street
(705) 222-8258
tajbistro.ca

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

Dinner

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

Bella Vita Cucina
493 Kathleen St
(705) 670-8482
bellavitacucina.net

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

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

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

Rose Apple Restaurant 
1885 Paris St
(705) 673-9565
roseapple.ca

Media Sponsors

Print Sponsors

 

Community Sponsors

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