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Oppenheimer Park Dinner - Jan. 27: Call for Volunteers!



Saturday January 27, 2018

For​ ​the​ ​last​ ​28​ ​years​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Vancouver​ ​Film​ ​Industry​ ​have ​been​ ​hosting​ ​a Christmas​ ​Dinner​ ​in​ ​the​ ​park.​ ​​​2016​ ​was​ ​the​ ​first​ ​year​ ​the date was ​change​d ​from​ ​a​ ​December dinner,​ ​due​ ​to​ ​an​ ​abundance​ ​of​ ​Christmas​ ​dinners​ ​served​ ​in​ ​December,​ ​to​ ​a​ ​January dinner,​ ​when​ ​there​ ​are​ ​no​ ​dinners​ ​served,​ ​​ ​and​ ​it​ ​was​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​success.  
In​ ​keeping​ ​with​ ​this ​new​ ​tradition,​ ​volunteers ​will​ ​be​ ​serving​ ​up​ ​Bar-B-Q’d​ ​burgers​ ​and​ ​hotdogs with​ ​all​ ​the​ ​fixings,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​salads,​ ​desserts​ ​and​ ​hot​ ​beverages.​ ​​ All​ ​this​ ​in​ ​a​ ​carnival themed​ ​afternoon​ ​of​ ​food,​ ​balloons​ ​and​ ​entertainment​ ​for​ ​family​ ​celebration.​ ​​ ​Also, ​toiletries,​ ​socks,​ ​mittens​ ​and​ ​treats​ ​will be distributed to​ ​the​ ​residents​ ​of​ ​the​ ​DTES.​ ​​ ​This​ ​is​ ​the Film​ ​Community’s​ ​way​ ​to​ ​thank​ ​the​ ​residents​ ​for​ ​letting​ ​us​ ​into​ ​their​ ​neighbourhood​ ​for our​ ​work. 
To​ ​keep​ ​this​ ​a​ ​Film​ ​Industry​ ​initiative​ ​alive ​many​ ​more​ ​Union volunteers are needed​. ​​​Last​ ​year​ ​almost​ ​3,500​ ​lunches were served​!
If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​help​ ​out​ ​on​ ​the​ ​day​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event​ ​please​ ​email​ ​Jill​ ​Bailey:​​.​ ​​ Please​ ​include​ ​your​ ​Union​ ​and​ ​Department​ ​in​ ​your email. 
If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​donate​ ​baking​ ​treats​ ​please​ ​email​ ​Patricia​ ​at​ ​​ 
To​ ​make​ ​a​ ​financial​ ​donation​ ​email​ ​Caroline​ ​Battista:​ ​​ ​​ 
Thank​ ​you​ ​in​ ​advance. We​ ​look ​forward​ ​to​ ​a​ ​fantastic​ ​day​ ​of​ ​fun,​ ​friendship​ ​and​ ​seeing​ ​you​ ​there! 
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