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Joe Fortes Patio Party and BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund

May 24, 2006

By Catherine Barr


Joe Fortes restaurant's annual Summer Roof Garden Launch Party is something to look forward to for two reasons. One, it helps mark the start of patio season and two, it helps raise money for a very good cause. The BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund was given $10,000 by Fortes' owner Bud Kanke who took the opportunity to also announce an ongoing fundraising initiative involving the sale of co-branded hats, shirts and other items that will go to support the charity.

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Joe Fortes maitre d' Frenchie and manager Albert Chee
Joe Fortes maitre d' Frenchie (left) and restaurant owner Bud Kanke were gracious hosts as they welcomed invited guests like Sienna Belich.
Owner Bud Kanke, Tara Parker-Francis and executive chef Scott Pratico.
PR manager Tara Parker-Francis and executive chef Scott Pratico posed in front of the Burn Fund display boards.
CityTV morning reporter Tasha Chiu cuddled up to firefighter and the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Association's secretary-treasurer Robert Hall.
Wally Oppal, the province's
AG and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, enjoyed socializing with guests like Boston Pizza VP Caroline Schein.



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