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On Thursday, November 10, C Restaurant will host a dinner featuring well loved Vancouverite and sustainability titan David Suzuki. The evening will serve as a fundraiser for both the David Suzuki Foundation and C’s growing nonprofit organization, the C Blue Foundation. This grassroots initiative by Harry Kambolis and Chef Robert Clark helps to raise essential funds to protect lakes, rivers, streams, beaches and oceans.

The DSF and C Restaurant collaboration have netted an exceptional partner, the Lake Babine First Nation. Back when Rome was a mere village, the Lake Babine people operated traditional salmon weirs on their lake and river, sustainably harvesting hundreds of thousands of sockeye a year. Tragically, their traditional fishery was extinguished in 1906 by the Canadian government, devastating an entire way of life. This past summer, the Nation partnered with the Skeena Wild Conservation Trust, Raincoast Trading of Vancouver, and River Wild Salmon of Terrace to recreate their traditional sustainable fishery.

All Lake Babine Nation sockeye are selectively harvested. The fishery targets the one abundant sockeye stock on the Skeena, avoiding the numerous genetically distinct Skeena salmon stocks that remain dangerously depressed. Chef Lee’s menu will showcase the Nation’s sockeye.

“We are honoured to serve salmon caught with great care and pride by the Lake Babine Nation,” says Kambolis. “The rebirth of their fishery is monumental; their story and achievements are synergistic with the mandate and dreams of our new foundation.”

Also playing a key role at the dinner will be Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Ezra Cipes of the Kelowna winery and C sommelier Kim Cyr will compose the wine pairings to complement Chef Lee’s menu. About 80% of the total grapes used in Summerhill’s production are certified organic, and the rest are in a transitional organic status, on their way to being certified.

To reserve your seat at this multi-course dinner with wine pairings, either phone C Restaurant at 604.681.1164 or email info1 [at] restaurant [dot] com with “Suzuki” in the subject line.

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    […] という概念の元、全ての水、に関する事 – 海・湖・川・氷河 -にまつわる活動をしています。水から受ける恩恵というのは測り知れないですよね。このC restaurantの売りでもあるシーフードもその一つ。そして先日はおそらくカナダで一番有名だろうサステイナビリティ・環境保護の大家である日系人、David Suzuki氏を招いてのディナーファンドレイジングも行われていたようです。自然にも人にも優しいバンクーバーの街らしい。 […]

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