Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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A Taste of Community  

Local Cash Mob to throw support behind Indian restaurants March 8

Submitted by Dale Johnson/Photo submitted


Cash Mob organizers Scott McVetty (L) and Dale Johnson at Central Community park in Chilliwack.


n response to media reports of racist emails being directed at two Chilliwack Restaurants, the Shandahar Hut and The Bay Leaf, Cash Mob organizers Scott McVetty and Dale Johnson have scheduled an event in support of these two businesses Friday, March 8th.


A Cash Mob involves a group of people descending upon a locally owned/operated business to give them an influx of customers, raise awareness about shopping local and act as a fun, social event for the participants. Due to the special circumstances of recent events, Cash Mob Chilliwack is announcing in advance that Shandhar Hut and The Bay Leaf restaurants will be the destination businesses.

"We organized our first three Cash Mob's as a way to say thanks and reward the commitment made by local businesses to our community. Our primary focus is still the same, but we wanted to use this opportunity to organize, on behalf of the people of Chilliwack, a way to show that we also are a friendly place to do business and this kind of intolerance and hate will not be accepted," Johnson said.

Those wanting to participate in Friday's Cash Mob are encouraged to visit either the Shandhar Hut (8835 Young Rd) or The Bay Leaf  (201-7084 Vedder Rd) for lunch, dinner or take-out dining. Every individual who visits either restaurant on Friday, March 8th will be entered to win one of a selection of door prizes donated by other supportive Chilliwack Businesses.

Scott McVetty would like old and new customers to give either restaurant a try. ?This is about more than taking a stand against hateful speech. This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy a delicious meal from either local business and have a great time with friends.?

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