Talented chefs from the London area will once again serve a feast of culinary delights in support of Diabetes Canada. Now in its 35th year, The Meal is a unique culinary experience.

Date & Time

April 23, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)

“The Meal” marks 35 years!

Planning and organization for the 35th annual “The Meal” event in London, Ontario is now underway.

Taking place on Sunday, April 23, 2017, this fundraising event in support of Diabetes Canada is London’s longest running and most successful fundraising dinner.

“The Meal” began in 1983, when a group of chefs approached local icon Bill Brady with an idea for adding a unique event to London’s social calendar. Since then, “The Meal” has raised more than $1.6 million to support ground-breaking diabetes research.

The event committee, chaired by Patty Crawford, chairman of the board of the Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokerage Group, is looking forward to hosting a very special evening. Joe Drummond, hotel manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton London, has confirmed that the hotel will host the event for the 35th consecutive year.

Emcees Julie Atchison and Nick Paparella of CTV London will be returning for an encore performance and will be assisted on the dais by Chair Emeritus, Bill Brady, a local icon of media and community service.

Executive Chef Todd Pylypiw of DoubleTree by Hilton London will lead the team of volunteer chefs from across the region who will be bringing the dinner to life.

For sponsor information or tickets, please contact Patty Crawford at pattycrawford@rogers.com or themeal@diabetes.ca

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Don’t be disappointed. Tickets are $175 all inclusive - reception, dinner, all drinks (with a partial tax receipt). Seats are limited.

Purchase your tickets now!

I do not need a ticket but would like to make a donation to The Meal, please click on the “Donate” button. Thank you for supporting The Meal.

Contact the London & District Office at themeal@diabetes.ca to purchase tickets or for more information.

Sponsorship opportunity

Looking for a unique sponsorship opportunity to reach more than 400 of London’s top professionals? Contact Committee member Mina Thaler-Adeland at 519.878.5576.