Gospel Mission’s efforts to help their clients recognized by local restaurant

Mimi’s Italian Grill in Kelowna will be serving a meal to caseworkers from the Kelowna Gospel Mission and their clients.

Mimi’s Italian Grill staff members Toria Andersen and Andrew Thomson will be serving a Christmas meal to tonight to Kelowna Gospel Mission caseworkers and their clients at the downtown Kelowna restaurant.

The owner and staff of Mimi’s Italian Grill in downtown Kelowna have always wanted to do something positive for their community.

And after doing some brainstorming, the idea they come up will come to fruition tonight.

The restaurant will be serving a free Italian meal to 35 people, made up of caseworkers from the Kelowna Gospel Mission and their clients.

“We wanted to do some kind of free community dinner but we’re not sure how to go about it,” said Toria Andersen, marketing manager for the restaurant.

“The Gospel Mission makes a big difference in our community and we wanted to do something to recognize that.”

The acknowledgment dinner recipients will sit down for a meal at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Bernard Avenue eatery to a three-course meal.

The menu will consists of tomato soup or Caesar salad to start, two of Mimi’s classic appetizers. The first course will be followed by a traditional Italian dish of chicken parmesan handmade by Mimi’s head chef.

The dish will be served with penne pasta in the house specialty marinara sauce.

To top the meal off, guests will receive an olive oil chocolate cake with butter cream frosting for dessert.

Andersen said the evening will be one of happy holiday spirit and great food, acknowledging the efforts taken of these KGM clients to overcome obstacles in their lives.

She said some of the clients will be from the women’s transitional and support program.

Andersen said they hope Mimi’s example will be taken to heart by other downtown businesses, who might seek their own way to reach out to their community. “We’re trying to help the Kelowna community as well as help ourselves, by generating some positive publicity” Andersen said.

Just Posted

Petition filed to supreme court on Peachtree Village

A petition was filed Wednesday by the Friends of Beach Avenue Association

Kelowna pot dispensary launches petition

One of the medical marijuana dispensaries being sued by the City of Kelowna is fighting back

Ethel Street to reopen in Kelowna as upgrade work wraps up

Design work has already started for the next phase of Ethel Street’s active transportation corridor

Accident near Kelowna shopping centre

Fender bender on Springfield Avenue across from Orchard Park Mall

West Kelowna firefighters to collect food donations

Annual collection will help stock the shelves of the food bank in West Kelowna over the winter

What’s happening

Find out what is going on this weekend in the Okanagan and Shuswap

Second lawsuit this week filed against jail

Inmate claims he was stabbed by another inmate while in protective custody

Kelowna company offering calibration service cameras

Speedy Glass has been selected as one of 50 service centres

Fuel spill follows train derailment near Hell’s Gate

Empty grain train jumped the track after a landslide

BC Ferries vehicle traffic last summer was best ever

CEO says positive results reduce future pressure on fares

Big White has wet opening day

The resort only opened four out of 19 lifts

False killer whale ‘Chester’ dies at Vancouver Aquarium

He was found stranded near Tofino in July 2014 and only had a 10 per cent chance of making it at the time

Elves in search of their clothes

Eight costumes missing from Summerland Legion

Most Read