CRU Supports Weekend to End Women’s Cancer – Buy Tickets

Everyone has a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, or female friend.  Probably one of these wonderful ladies has had a brush with cancer.  If not, you are a very lucky person.  I have had a female family and a friend who have had cancer.

I received an announcement about a special dinner by CRU to support the weekend to end women’s cancers.  If you have the free time and ability, please think about attending this event.


Fundraising Dinner at CRU Supports Weekend to End Women’s Cancers

For Immediate Release

August 3, 2011 (Vancouver, BC) – On Thursday, August 11 2011, award-winning CRU Restaurant will host a four-course dinner with complementary wine pairings for $99 per person.  $20 from each dinner will go directly to the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation.

Weekend to End Women’s Cancers is an annual 60 km fundraising walk that takes place over two days.  CRU’s friend, Kim Hardacre, has participated in the walk 8 times since the event started in 2004. The first year she did so despite the fact that the walk took place only three weeks after she had completed chemotherapy and radiation treatments for breast cancer.  Kim has participated every year since then, raising over $34,000 in total.

The four-course menu is designed and prepared by Executive Chef Alana Peckham, who will be the only female chef competing in the Canadian Gold Medal Plates in Vancouver on November 4th, 2011.

  • Riesling-poached Pear UBC farm organic greens, with crumbled gorgonzola and toasted filberts


  • UBC Farm Red Beet Carnaroli Risotto fresh chèvre and organic arugula


  • Maple-glazed Pork Tenderloin and Smoked Pork Belly with a summer succotash


  • Dark Valrhona Bitter Chocolate Torte cherry and white chocolate mousse

Featured wineries include Burrowing Owl, Clos du Soleil and Silver Sage

Thursday, August 11 2011
$99 per person (inclusive of taxes and gratuity)
CRU Restaurant
1459 West Broadway, Vancouver

Reservations available by phone at 604-677-4111 or online at