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When one in seven children miss out on the most important meal of the day, it’s heartbreaking to hear that statistic is due to poverty. Yet this is the reality in our country. By the age of 15, 25% of Canadian youth attend school without breakfast. The Breakfast Club of Canada wants to change that.

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Why breakfast is a good idea:
– Enhances memory, attention, creativity, learning and verbal abilities
– Morning meal could prevent fluctuating glucose levels, lowering risk of Type 2 diabetes
– May protect your heart: men who skipped breakfast were 27% more likely to develop heart disease
– Research shows that people who skip breakfast gain weight that could lead to diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure
– Gets you moving: breakfast eaters are more physically active, according to American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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The Breakfast Club of Canada aims to feed our nation’s hungry kids with the aid of 11,000 volunteers and through donations and fundraising. All Pacific Northwest Fairmont Hotels have committed to offering a bed and breakfast package and will donate $5 from each booking.

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[Fairmont’s Pacific Rim, Vancouver Airport and Waterfront Hotel chefs joined us during breakfast]

The goal is to raise $10,000 collectively by year’s end between the Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Vancouver Airport and Fairmont Empress in Victoria.

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Each hotel restaurant offers a variety of yummy breakfast goods in addition to a complete buffet. To celebrate World Egg Day and Fairmont’s partnership with Breakfast Club of Canada, I was invited to enjoy a weekday buffet at ORU inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim last week, getting a behind-the-scenes view of the kitchen as we learned some pretty cool tips on how to make the perfect poached egg for Eggs Benny, hands-down one of the most requested and popular brunch items.

Fave tip: swirl the boiling water with a whisk and drop the egg into its vortex. The spinning action will allow the egg to cook just right and form properly. Bingo – worked like a charm!

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My seafood version (complete with fresh spinach and a drizzle of the restaurant’s own rooftop-procured honey) was a success.

You may notice the Hollandaise and English muffin missing from this dish: I was full from the buffet and am admittedly not a Hollandaise fan, much to the chagrin of Chef Nathan Brown, who claims it’s one of the world’s best sauces! I’m sure many wouldn’t argue that opinion.

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[Chef Nathan Brown crackin’ eggs]

In addition to bed and breakfast, the package includes an overnight stay with luxurious linens, high-quality amenities, fitness centre, swimming pool and complimentary guest BMW bikes.

The Bed and Breakfast package is a convenient option for a city staycation, shopping getaway or out-of-town guests.

About Breakfast Club of Canada

For 20 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has ensured that as many children start off with a nutritious breakfast as possible, helping to feed 166,000 students in 1,455 elementary schools and high schools across the country.

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