Saturday 9 May 2009

M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day, Toronto, ON

A couple weeks ago, my friend, Jen, was looking for volunteers to help her in the the M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day benefiting Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC).

Angie, Amanda and I signed up. We were at the Mississauga - Eglinton (4646 Heritage Hills Boulevard) location. We were there from 9am to 4pm.

We had our stations. Jen and her husband, Darron, collected the cash. Angie and Amanda were on buns. Angie was on the warming BBQ. I was on the grill.

Here we are getting ready!

Jen, Angie, Amanda and Angie

Me on the grill

Jen, Angie, Amanda, Al (the owner of the M&M's) and Angie

Here was our set-up. Nick Maiorano of NewsTalk 1010 was next to us promoting the event.

A couple of the volunteers didn't show up and Nick was great and helped us out for a while.

The weather was crazy ... pouring rain, then sunny, pouring rain, then sunny, pouring rain, then sunny, pouring rain, then sunny.

Rachelle Perez, Miss Teen Greater Toronto Area 2009, helped out later on.

She spent most of her time on buns and giving out info about CCFC.

Darron and Rachelle

At the end of a fun day!

Me, Rachelle, Angie, Jen, Darron, Al and Angie

We sold over 400 hamburgers and 150 hot dogs. Lots of $$ to a good cause! I'm looking forward to doing it next year!

Driving home, there were huge clouds over the city. Here I am heading east on the Gardiner.

Thankfully they didn't amount to anything.

Update: Our location raised $1,200. Yay!


Angie in T.O. said...

You captured the day well. :)

Jeena R. Papaadi said...

Looks like you had great fun!
Netchick sent me here..

Angeline said...

Aaawwww... the weather spoilt the fun didn't it?

*Happy Mothers' Day to you *

Julie said...

Mmmm....barbecued meat...*drools*

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Good for you. Such a very worthy cause....I have a very dear friend who's daughter died of Chrohn's and one of her sons has it, too!
They do a BIG Walk, here in Los Angeles....
You all look like you are having a great time!

Anonymous said...

Great Cause, Love the pictures..Glad you girls had fun!

Sue said...

Looks like you had a great time while helping out a very worthy cause! Was a nasty day yesterday weather wise eh.

Tina said...

lol you took some great action shots throughout day! cant beleive it rained for you though :(

Digital Polaroids said...

Not even the rain could stop that BBQ, that's attitud!

Anonymous said...

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Haven't reviewed (yet), just added.


Anonymous said...

Teena, congratulations on your initiative and very helpful. It seems that quite fun too! Thank you for visit my blog on the "blogoversary" and if you want, return when you want to, i am open to new friendships and you seemed 'Super good' as we say here!! Good week!

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