Event will raise funds for diabetes research, education, and programs
Surrey, B.C. (October 2, 2018) – November’s festival of lights will also shine a spotlight on type 2 diabetes and the South Asian community. On Friday, November 9, Diabetes Canada will host a healthy banquet at the Royal King Palace & Convention Centre in Surrey. Guests will enjoy a unique educational and culinary experience as dietician’s work alongside the chef to put a healthy spin on a traditional South Asian banquet, while learning how small changes can have a positive impact on your health.
The prevalence of diabetes in the South Asian community occurs more frequently than any other demographic groups and it continues to rise. That’s why Diabetes Canada, in partnership with Cities Changing Diabetes, is hosting this event.
The evening will be a mix of education, entertainment and a chance for people to make valuable community connections, while enjoying a delicious banquet that has been adapted to create healthier versions of traditional recipes. Guests will also hear from doctors in the field and those living with type 2 diabetes.
- Together with the Royal King Palace & Convention Centre and registered dietitians, a traditional banquet will be adapted with healthier ingredients, presenting guests with more nutritious options.
- Guests will be enjoying a traditional banquet with guided narration by registered dietitians about what to look for in healthy dishes and preparation methods.
- The Royal King Palace & Convention Centre has won WEDLUX “Excellence in Event Venue” award and has gained a reputation as a premier facility recognized for un-parallel service, professionalism and high-quality cuisine.
Friday, November 9, 2018
6:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Program begins
10.00 pm Event close
The Royal King Palace & Convention Centre
8158 128 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 1R1
The South Asian Healthy Banquet is generously supported by Cities Changing Diabetes, Surrey Board of Trade, Canada India Network Society and Spice Radio.
About Diabetes Canada
Diabetes Canada is the registered national charitable organization that is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through:
- Educational programs and support services;
- Resources for health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
- Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and
- Funding world-leading Canadian research to improve treatments and find a cure.