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Piva Modern Italian and Steel & Oak join forces for good

Movers & Shakers
Piva Modern Italian has been awarded an Award pf Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine - the second award its won for its wine list this year.

Piva Modern Italian and Steel & Oak Brewing Co. are teaming on a tasty event in support of local charities.

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 25th Piva will be hosting a beer and brunch fundraiser in support of different charities.

“Fraserside Community Services is the first organization we will be working with to launch these fantastic events,” Christopher McFadden, Piva’s managing partner and wine director, said in an email to the Record.

The Community Heroes Series will kick off on Oct. 25 and take place every second Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for the next six months.

“We're excited to be partnering with our friends at Piva for what should be a fun, educational and tasty event for a good cause,” said Jorden Foss, co-founder of Steel & Oak.

Tickets are $30, which includes a choice of burger and fries, chicken and waffles or vegetarian gnocchi, paired with a beer from Steel & Oak. The local businesses will donate $5 from each ticket to the charity, as well as 50% of all beer sales purchased after the initial drink. 

In the event that 45 tickets are sold for an event, Piva will be donating an extra $500 to the charity.

“We expect to be raising between $500 and $1,000 every event,” McFadden said. “Our target, over the course of the program, is to give back $12,000 to our community.”

As part of the Community Heroes Series, organizers will also do a social media “suggestion” post that will give people an opportunity to suggest community organizations to support during the series.

“We at Piva have always looked at our business as one, that if we do not pay attention to those that paid attention to us then we are just another restaurant doing restaurant things,” McFadden said. “Piva and Steel & Oak have always been proud of their commitments to our neighbourhood and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to partner up to spend some time together taking care and investing together into our community. We will be partnering with smaller charities directly within our New Westminster community.”