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Paradise Canyon Mother’s Day brunch to help flood victims

By Jensen, Randy on April 30, 2020.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald


A popular restaurant on Mother’s Day is continuing its annual tradition of Mother’s Day Brunch, with the added twist of originally raising money for the McIntyre family, who lost their son, Charlie, earlier this month.

Paradise Canyon Golf Course Restaurant is offering their Mother’s Day Brunch as a pickup service, to continue their celebration of mothers, while helping out a local family who is healing from their recent loss. The McIntyre family was surprised by the gesture and wanted to forward the funding to support another important cause, the Red Cross Relief Fund, to help the victims of the recent Fort McMurray floods.

“We want to still offer something to our customers that have been loyal to us over the years,” says Brent Hasper, restaurant manager. “It has obviously been a bad situation here and any little bit counts, and one of the best thing about community involvement is helping each other out. The more the better, our ultimate goal is to get as much as we can to them, so the more people that we can get the better it is.”

The brunch includes waffles, individual quiches, fresh fruit, bacon, breakfast sausage and hash browns. A percentage from each meal will go towards the fundraiser, and on top of that, customers are able to donate money on top of their orders, as well as staff donating their gratuities to the cause.

“My kids were schoolmates of Charlie and so that has been something that has been in our hearts and minds lately with everything going on, so we thought we would put it out there and whatever we can raise is great,” says Abby Kisio, event co-ordinator. “We were trying to find a way to raise some money through this without making our prices unreasonable. We also thought that we could have people donate on top of that, or that we could use any gratuities that we receive to go directly to the fundraiser.”

Paradise Canyon Restaurant doesn’t have a limit for how many meals they will be serving on Mother’s Day, but hope to serve as many people as possible to raise as much money for flood relief.

“Right now, we are working at calling and placing your order, along with what time you would like to pick it up and we will have curbside pickup for anyone who wants to do it,” says Kisio. “We have adult portions as well as children’s portions because they eat a little bit less, and we are trying to put in as much as we usually would, but we have to do it in a different style now where food will be split into food types and not individual meals when they are picked up.”

Paradise Canyon is taking orders for its Mother’s Day Brunch by May 7, with adult meals $17 and children’s meals $10. The restaurant will also have a special dinner menu that evening for pickup orders as well. To order, call 403-381-4653.

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