Diabetes Canada Hosts a Healthy Traditional Banquet in Partnership with Cities Changing Diabetes

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. 

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.

Date:

Friday, November 9, 2018

 

Time:

6:30 pm Reception

7:00 pm Program begins

10.00 pm Event close

 

Place:

The Royal King Palace & Convention Centre

8158  128 Street, Surrey, BC  V3W 1R1

 

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online at www.diabetes.ca/sabanquet or by contacting Kirstie McRae at Kirstie.McRae@diabetes.ca

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.
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