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Front Row at the Fireworks Fundraiser

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De Dutch auctions off Vancouver’s best views of Canada Day fireworks In support of breast cancer research

VANCOUVER BC­ (June 21, 2013) – De Dutch, a beloved Canadian restaurant chain with 23 locations across Western Canada, is celebrating Canada Day with Front Row at the Fireworks, a fundraising initiative benefitting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s BC Yukon Chapter.

Through their website dedutch.com/bestseats, nine waterfront tables at De Dutch’s Burrard Landing location at the Vancouver Convention Centre will be auctioned off with the starting bids at $200 for a table of two or $400 for a table of four. Winning bidders will enjoy the best seats for the annual Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks from 9 pm to 11 pm, with a $20 food and beverage voucher from De Dutch included in the bid price.

"We are very excited to be partnering with De Dutch on what will be a spectacular night of fireworks," states Patricia Chu, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon Region. "This promises to be a fun community event, not to mention a great opportunity to help breast cancer research."

The fireworks show will take place on the evening of July 1st, 2013, with an estimated 250,000 Canadians expected to attend the Burrard Landing festivities. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s BC Yukon Chapter and help to fund vital research and community health grants to further progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care.

“Our Burrard Landing location offers our guests an incredible view to enjoy breakfast, brunch, and lunch,” says De Dutch President Bill Waring. “The Canada Day fireworks show happening in the inlet right in front of us allows us to use our unique location to support both a community event and an important cause.”

Since 2002, De Dutch has supported the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation with its annual Shrove Pancake Tuesday promotion, donating $2 from each pannekoek to the foundation.

Bidding closes June 28 at 12 pm. For more information on the event, visit dedutch.com/bestseats. About De Dutch De Dutch was founded in 1975 with a vision to create unique, quality food inspired by Dutch cuisine. Over the years, our quirky Dutch flair and commitment to quality have helped to establish us as a one-of-a-kind destination for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. With 23 locations and growing, De Dutch is quickly becoming a popular tradition for folks all across Western Canada.   www.dedutch.com

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