Launch of First-ever Paediatric Exercise Medicine Room & Cardiac Rehab Program in Canada at Healthy Hearts Chef Challenge @cardiachealth

A SEMINAR & ANNOUNCEMENT never tasted so good!

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - On February 2nd,  the 2nd annual Healthy Hearts Chef Challenge will showcase the culinary talents of executive chefs representing Chartwell, DelManor, Schlegel Villages & V!VA retirement homes as a fundraiser during heart month. It is also the kick-off for the 33rd annual WALK OF LIFE at the end of May. Dr. Peter Lin, CBC's House Doctor, will host the fun & educational evening emphasizing the importance of DIET & EXERCISE for adults and children. He will also give tips on preventing and reducing risk factors for heart disease.

The event will announce the funding of the first Paediatric Exercise Medicine Room and cardiac rehab program for kids and adolescents in Canada at SickKids Hospital. The Cardiac Health Foundation's mission of  'Prevention, Education & Cardiac Rehabilitation' will have gone full circle from supporting Dr. Terry Kavanagh's pioneer work in establishing cardiac rehab for adults across Canada 50 years ago to now working to support kids!

The evening will include donated wines, appetizers, desserts, FOUR heart healthy entrees demonstrated and served at stations by the renowned chefs and live entertainment by Andrew Beg, Frances Beg & Tom King.

6:15 – 7:00

(Cocktail reception)

7:00 – 7:30

(Dr. Peter Lin seminar & Chefs introduction on stage)

7:30 – 8:30

(Dinner entrees at stations in Atrium)

8:30 -  8:35

(People's choice voting)

8:35 – 9:15

(Desserts, Announcement of winners on stage)


Special Guests include former Mayor Hazel McCallion; Dr. Barbara Cifra, who will be heading up the program at SickKids Hospital; and contributing partners, Mr. Jeff Neiman, founder of Cardiac Kids and A.J. DelZotto, head of Bike2Play. Sponsors include: BMO, Boehringer Ingelheim – Lilly Alliance, AMGEN Canada, Colio Estate Wines, SYSCO, Rich Products of Canada, Globe Hotelware Agency, Nestle Professional, The Brand Factory, The Printing House, Dolce Hotels & Resorts

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Location: BMO IFL ( Bank Of Montreal Institute For Learning) 3550 Pharmacy Ave, Tickets $125 per person (partially tax receipted) and available online at:

SOURCE Cardiac Health Foundation Of Canada

For further information: Contact Barb Kennedy, Executive Director, 416 730 8299,,


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