Gold Medal Plates (GMP) is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrated in eleven cities across Canada in 2014, GMP features the premier chefs in each city/province in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team, and subsequently nation-wide at the Canadian Culinary Championships.
Gold Medal Plates is also known for its intimate and unique combinations of Canadian talent. Jim Cuddy, lead singer of Blue Rodeo is the GMP national entertainment advisor, and he invites incredible Canadian talent to be showcased at all GMP events. Joining Jim Cuddy at the Victoria 2013 event were violinist extraordinaire Anne Lindsay as well as John Mann and Geoffrey Kelly of “Spirit of the West.” The entertainment component of the 2014 GMP event will be announced at a later date, as well as the names of attending Olympic athletes.
The Canadian Olympic Foundation is the beneficiary from the GMP events’ net proceeds, with funds being directed to the Own the Podium program. To date, GMP has provided $8.2 million to the Canadian Olympic Foundation and, once again, Olympians will be taking part in the dinners across Canada.
This year the Gold Medal Plates event for British Columbia will be held in Victoria, BC on October 30th, 2014. Those wishing to purchase a table for the Victoria event may do so by contacting Scott Gurney at 1-250-516-9797.
For more information, visit the Gold Medal Plates website www.goldmedalplates.com.