Glowbal Restaurant Group captures the holiday spirit with 12 Days of Glowbal Giving


Amanda Haines

VANCOUVER, BC, November 19, 2015 – The holiday season is a time for giving: giving gifts, giving joy and giving back. Starting Saturday, December 5, Glowbal Restaurant Group will do its part with 12 Days of Glowbal Giving, featuring charitable ventures from various Glowbal Restaurant Group properties to benefit a dozen local organizations including Covenant House, the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the International Diabetes Federation, and more.

“This holiday season, we wanted to do something new and different that would benefit the charities in the local communities where our restaurants operate,” said Shannon Bosa Yacoub, proprietor of Glowbal Restaurant Group. “12 Days of Glowbal Giving is the perfect opportunity for our guests and staff to join us in supporting the local causes that mean the most to us.”

With the help of generous guests and staff alike, Glowbal Restaurant Group will work to raise both funds and awareness for some of the most dedicated non-profits in the city. The full festive schedule includes:

Day 1: Saturday, December 5

BC Hospitality Foundation Benefit

To kick off the campaign, all locations will invite front and back of house staff to donate funds to the BC Hospitality Foundation, 100% of which will be matched by head office.

Day 2: Sunday, December 6

Santa Brunch at Glowbal to benefit BC Women’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Glowbal will host a brunch buffet starting at 10AM and donate partial proceeds to benefit the BC Women’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Call 604-602-0835 to make a reservation, and don’t forget your Christmas wish list: Santa & Mrs. Claus will be spreading holiday cheer throughout brunch.

Day 3: Monday, December 7

Packed Dinners from Nosh to benefit Ronald McDonald House

Nosh, the grab ‘n go eatery and pâtisserie, will fill Ronald McDonald House Vancouver’s fridges to the brim with healthy, delicious and convenient pre-made meals for residents and their families.

Day 4: Tuesday, December 8

Christmas Tree Row to benefit the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Black+Blue, Coast, and Italian Kitchen are partnering with local like-minded businesses to bring Christmas trees to Alberni Street. Glowbal Restaurant Group will offer trees for sponsorship and donate 100% of profits to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Interested businesses can inquire about tree sponsorship by contacting Tara Armstrong at

Day 5: Wednesday, December 9

Game Day Donations from The Fish Shack to benefit Covenant House

Sports fans can do their part by ordering off the The Fish Shack’s Game Day menu knowing 25% of proceeds will be donated to Covenant House.

Day 6: Thursday, December 10

Christmas Luncheon to benefit the CKNW Orphan’s Fund

Influential Vancouverites will gather at Coast for the Christmas Luncheon hosted by Glowbal Restaurant Group proprietor Shannon Bosa Yacoub and CKNW Orphan’s Fund executive director Jennifer Schaeffers. $100 from each ticket price will go to benefit the CKNW Orphan’s Fund.

Day 7: Friday, December 11

Feature Cocktail from Black + Blue to benefit the International Diabetes Federation

Guests can order a special feature cocktail at Black + Blue during cocktail hour (2:30PM-5:30PM), with 100% of proceeds benefitting the International Diabetes Federation.

Day 8: Saturday, December 12

Charity Brunch at Italian Kitchen Alberni to benefit the ALS Society of British Columbia

Italian Kitchen Alberni will donate 25% of brunch proceeds to the ALS Society of British Columbia. Dine from 11:30AM to 3:00PM to do your part!

Day 9: Sunday, December 13

Food4Food at Trattoria Burnaby to benefit BCSPCA’s Charlie’s Food Bank

This one’s for pets big and small. Trattoria Burnaby guests can bring in canned or packaged pet food for Charlie’s Food Bank in exchange for a pizza for the table.

Day 10: Monday, December 14

Kids’ Night at Trattoria Park Royal to benefit Camp Kerry

Trattoria Park Royal guests can honour families by choosing to pay for complimentary children’s meals. 100% of proceeds raised from kids’ meals will go to benefit Camp Kerry, a retreat for families recovering from the loss of a loved one.

Day 11: Tuesday, December 15

Tratt Tuesday at Trattoria Kitsilano to benefit Canuck Place

Tratt Tuesday at Trattoria Kitsilano takes a charitable twist. Order a bottle of wine with lunch or dinner and see 100% of the bottle’s restaurant cost donated to Canuck Place.

Day 12: Wednesday, December 16

Holiday Dinner at Thunderbird Elementary and Community Centre

The second annual Holiday Dinner at Thunderbird Elementary marks the 12th and final day. Front and back of house staff from each restaurant will pour their hearts and holiday cheer into  creating a hot, hearty and festive meal for 600+ guests.

Want to learn more? Visit for forthcoming details, email or join the online conversation with @glowbal_group #GRGGives

About Glowbal Restaurant Group: Glowbal Restaurant Group is one of Western Canada’s fastest growing restaurant groups. With a portfolio of nine brands including Glowbal (TELUS Garden), Black + Blue, The Roof, Coast, Italian Kitchen (Alberni Street & Park Royal), IK2Go, Trattoria (Kitsilano, Park Royal & Burnaby), The Fish Shack and Nosh (TELUS Garden & Burnaby), Glowbal Restaurant Group has become one of the most successful restaurant companies in Vancouver since it began in 2002. Immersing guests in an experience that is as stylish as it is soulful, with exceptional service, striking design, an electric atmosphere, and some of the most inventive, celebrated cuisine in the Pacific Northwest, it’s no wonder that Glowbal restaurants are exactly where everyone wants to be. Get your first taste at @glowbal_group

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Media Contact:
Amanda Haines
Reformation PR
604-681-7565 ext. 101

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