Anyone could sport facial hair this month at Original Joe’s

What’s In Store: Need for speed benefits food bank, bureau

It’s been a lot of years since I climbed in a go-kart, but here’s a chance for me, and others to tear around an indoor track and help families in need in our community.

Fast Track Karting staff are partnering with the Langley Christmas Bureau and Sources Langley Food Bank, the team is hosting the event called Speed for Need.

The event runs at the karting centre, 5760 Production Way, from 6 to 8 p.m.

On a first-come, first-serve basis, they will offer one race per person, per donation. Information: www.fasttrackkarting.ca.

Brandishing the mo

Speaking of giving, Original Joe’s – located in Fraser Crossing at 208th Street and Fraser Highway – spent the past month (November) raising money and awareness for Movember and the Movember Foundation – which was developed to help men living with cancers, and where possible help find a cure for men’s cancer.

A trip to Original Joe’s for a friend’s birthday last week showed just how much fun some have with the concept.

Taking selfies with the restaurant’s moustache adorned coasters definitely provided amusement and laughs. But it also sparked some important discussion around the very serious issue.

The “Show us your Joe’s Mo” qualified participants who shared their pictures a chance to win a trip. Don’t know if anyone at our table, or even at the Langley store, won. But kudos to the company for pitching in to the Movember movement.

Good deeds pay

Speaking of local businesses doing good for the community, Mr. Mikes Steakhouse is actually paying it forward through their annual Deeds Well Done community program.

For the fourth year running, guests are asked to nominate fellow community members, Good Deed Doers, as they’re labelled by the restaurant. One of the local nominees will be selected and a $500 donation in their honour will go to a local registered charity of their choice.

In total, Mr. Mikes will donate $16,000 to charities in 32 communities across Western Canada.

”Deeds Well Done” means a lot to us and it’s important to celebrate the amazing things people are doing in our communities that truly make a difference,” said CEO Mike Cordoba.

Nominations are being accepted until the end of December on their website at: www.deedswelldone.com. Or, people can share their “Deeds Well Done” stories on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MrMikesOnline, using the hashtag #deedswelldone.

It doesn’t end there

In the meantime, check the online version of What’s In Store for more about local restaurants and restaranteurs doing good for the community, a week-long shop local effort, the upcoming chamber of commerce events for December, a business women’s charity dinner, several awards bestowed on local companies, and the opening of another new business in Fort Langley.

 

 

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