VANCOUVER, B.C. – The holidays may be over, but this past Saturday, VCC and the Salvation Army had a gift for its neighbours in the Downtown Eastside – a Christmas lunch with all the fixings prepared by VCC's culinary arts chef instructors and students.
The annual "Christmas in January" luncheon was served from the Salvation Army Harbour Lights Kitchen, where each guest was presented with a “sunshine bag” with socks and a treat as they finished their meal. Many thanks to the dozens of VCC and Salvation Army volunteers, to Colin Gill, culinary arts department head, and to his culinary arts students for all their hard work.
"It was a great success! How wonderful to be able to serve more than 1300 people over three hours." says Soleille Cyr, VCC catering coodinator and event organizer. "The event would not be a success without the generous sponsors who pitch in for this annual event."