|BARNEY BENTALL & THE CARIBOO EXPRESS CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF THE POTLUCK CAFÉ SOCIETY
Join us for an evening of down home music and our exclusive pre-show cocktail reception!
Jefferson | Steele Partners is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express concert in support of the Potluck Café Society on Saturday, November 26 @ 7:30pm. For more information or to buy tickets, please click here! Make sure to let us know you’re coming so we can invite you to our private pre-show cocktail reception!
In early November, our team will again serve a community meal at the Potluck Café. Last year, over 400 people came through to enjoy a fresh and healthy meal, and we look forward to rolling up our sleeves again this year.
Potluck Café Society did a featured blog post on us recently, and we share it in its entirety here with you below.
How a personal connection to the Downtown Eastside led to a sponsorship
When Dwight Jefferson and Tyler Steele from Jefferson | Steele Partners at Richardson GMP came on board as Presenting Sponsor of Vancouver’s Barney Bentall & the Cariboo Express show, the decision was an easy one.
For them, there was a deeply personal connection to the Downtown Eastside community.
“A member of our team lost a family member to a drug overdose on the Downtown Eastside, so when Dwight and I decided to sponsor the event last year, the team was very supportive of our decision to do this”, said Tyler, Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager. After serving 400+ meals at the café last fall, the team committed to three more years of sponsorship on the spot.
In addition to the personal connection to Potluck’s surrounding community, both Tyler and Dwight strongly believe in the old proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.
“And that's something you do so well”, Tyler adds. “I have friends in the restaurant industry that have hired your graduates”.
The amount of work that goes into the annual concert is great from all parties involved, something that Tyler said made their decision to sponsor the show even easier.
“It is a really fun evening, also”, Tyler comments. “Barney & the band put a lot of work into the show and go out there and give a great performance. If they can do that, we can support you this way”.