Joey's Free Fish Feast Fundraiser a Success for the Alzheimer Society of Calgary

    CALGARY, March 26 /CNW/ - Joey's free fish feast fundraiser for the
Alzheimer Society of Calgary this past weekend served up approximately 1,000
meals of Joey's famous fish and chips for Calgarians and raised $1,000 for the
Alzheimer Society of Calgary. Patrons of the fundraiser also opened their
pockets and donated approximately $2500 in other donations to the Society.
    "Joey's fish and chips were a huge hit with Calgarians, who kept our
Crowfoot restaurant team extremely busy on Sunday," says Andy Taylor, Joey's
Senior VP. "Hopefully, we also helped raise consumer awareness of Alzheimer's
disease and the strong link between mental health and eating fish. Guests were
also pleased to learn that our fish and chips are made with Wild Alaskan
Pollock and are both trans fat free and low in saturated fats."
    "We are committed to offering Joey's customers new and healthier food
choices," adds Taylor. "We removed trans fat from our cooking oils at all of
our 90 plus restaurants in Canada two years ago. Today, we continue to be
proactive in offering Canadians additional healthier food choices at
affordable prices."
    Barbara Ferguson, Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Calgary,
expressed her gratitude, "We want to thank Joey's for their continued support
and their community-minded spirit. The funds raised from this event support
programs and services for thousands of individuals and families living with
dementia in this region."

    About Joey's
    Calgary-based Joey's Only is a pioneer and leader in the fast casual
seafood restaurant category in Canada. Its signature "Joey's Famous Fish and
Chips" has gained the company a North American reputation for preparing
generous portions of high quality seafood at affordable prices. Each Joey's
franchise embodies the vision of its founder Joe Klassen - to eat great
seafood in a cozy neighbourhood seafood restaurant. Annually, Joey's serves
more than 6.5 million guests system wide through its 106 restaurants in Canada
and the United States. Joey's has been trans fat free at all of its Canadian
restaurants since 2005.

    Editor's Note: Photos of the event are available upon request.

For further information:

For further information: Mr. Andy Taylor, Senior VP, Joey's, (403)
243-4584,; Ms. Richelle Kotler, Marketing Manager, Joey's, Cell
(403) 606-4491,; Mr. Neil Bousquet, PR, Joey's, (403)
256-8834,; Ms. Gloria Visser-Niven, Alzheimer
Society of Calgary, (403) 290-0110,

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