IHOPS National Pancake Day Fundraiser


For the first time in IHOP’s National Pancake Day nine-year history, on Tuesday, March 4, IHOP guests all over Canada will be able to enjoy a free short stack of the restaurant’s famous buttermilk pancakes! Donations from the free pancake fundraiser will benefit BC Children’s Hospital Foundation in the Vancouver area. Remember, all donations raised in your area will directly benefit your IHOP’s local charity partner!

more information below


***directly from press release***


First Annual National Pancake Day Fundraiser in Canada Aims To Raise Donations Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network


WHAT:           For the first time in the fundraiser’s nine-year history, IHOP restaurants® throughout Canada and the United States will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise donations benefitting Children’s Miracle Network programs.


WHY:              For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are encouraged to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network.


WHEN:           TUESDAY, March 4, 2014, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.


WHERE:         Participating IHOP restaurants in the Vancouver area.


WHO:              National Pancake Day donations in the Vancouver area will benefit BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.


Charity information:

National Pancake Day: IHOP’s nationwide one-day event to benefit children’s hospitals, primarily Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2012 alone we raised more than $3 million on National Pancake Day, bringing our fundraising total to more than $10 million since creating the event in 2006. By aligning behind one cause, we’ve found that we can deliver a greater impact and provide greater support for families in need.

The Les Dames d’Escoffier Dine Around – Aug 14

It’s one of the most fun and best value culinary fundraisers of the year. The Les Dames d’Escoffier Dine Around.  Over twenty restaurants, vineyards, gardens and cooking schools from Vancouver to Whistler, Victoria to Kelowna, North Vancouver to White Rock each donating one “table” for a concurrent dinner party. Same night. Same time. Same price. Just $69 per person including wine.  You choose the restaurant. We choose the menu and the wine.

Each restaurant is priced exactly the same, with each restaurant donating the food menu and table and a winery donating the wine. Gratuity is not included. Restaurants have designed their menu to highlight their own cuisine, so please note this is a night to celebrate food and although health related allergies will be taken into consideration, the menus are set so no special requests can be accommodated.

Your table may be in the dining room or it may be in a very special location like the kitchen or wine room. For those locations offering an outdoor dining experience, particularly in the form of a “picnic” dinner, guests will be informed so as to dress appropriately.

Choose a new restaurant or one of your favourites. Buy a couple of seats at the table, or take the entire table. Some venues have donated 4 seats, some 6, some 8. Each restaurant is priced exactly the same. Les dames members Sea Cider and Spierhead Winery are just some of the wineries joining us this year.


Dame Dinner of a Lifetime

Both restaurant and winery are donating 100% of the food, service and wine, so all proceeds from the dinners will be donated to Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter, for scholarship and outreach funding. We kindly ask therefore that you do tip your server.

Additionally, a gourmet raffle will be held featuring select Les Dames d’Escoffier member products such as a $100 Shaughnessy Restaurant at Van Dusen dining gift certificate, gourmet baskets, cookbooks and cooking classes from the Dirty Apron Cooking School with tickets drawn that night both online and live at an after party at the Hamilton Street Grill in Yaletown. All dames, chefs, restaurateurs and guests are invited!

 Come back and visit this page for raffle ticket sales and additional restaurants.


**some restaurants area already beginning to sell out.

Hamilton Street Grill, Vancouver
Provence Mediterranean Grill, Vancouver **sold out**
ZEST Japanese, Vancouver
Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria
“Picnic in the Vineyard” RauDZ & Spierhead Winery   more info
Chambar, Vancouver
Hart House, Burnaby
Picnic Dinner by Truffles in Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver   more info
Nicli Antica Pizzeria, Vancouver
Camille’s, Victoria
Chill Winston’s, Vancouver
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver
Canyon, North Vancouver **sold out**
The Superior, Victoria
Uli’s, White Rock
Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver