Joe Fortes Celebrates 25 Years Slurp & Swirl November 10

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, Vancouver’s long-standing iconic downtown restaurant, is proud to host its eighth annual Slurp & Swirl™ – A Wine and Oyster Celebration – on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm. Co-presented by Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Kim Danielsen, the evening features complementary fresh-shucked oysters, sophisticated canapés and a varied selection of premium wine and champagne from around the world. Proceeds raised benefit the Vancouver Firefighters’ Charitable Society.

“We feel honoured to be able to give back to the community by supporting the Vancouver Firefighters’ Charitable Society – an extremely valuable organization in our city,” says Bud Kanke, Proprietor of Joe Fortes. “This year, Slurp & Swirl™ has special meaning for us as we celebrate our 25thyear in operation. We thank everyone for their continued support and patronage and look forward to a very memorable evening full of philanthropy, good food and great entertainment – all things that define this annual event.”

In addition to the delectable flavours, guests will be treated to live entertainment including well-known impersonators of some of the finest musicians of the 20th Century and three alluring performances by the Candy Girl Cabaret Group. DJ Leanne will spin records all night long – balancing contemporary class with old-world glamour.

Guests have the opportunity to further donate to the Vancouver Firefighters’ Charitable Society through a variety of exciting auctions that guarantee luxurious and unique prizes. A balloon auction, silent auction, and live auction will feature works of art and sought-after products from local artists, companies and designers.

Tickets for Slurp & Swirl™ are $150 and available at Joe Fortes in-person or via faxed credit card information to 604.669.4426. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is located at 777 Thurlow Street in Vancouver.