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B&B Package Benefits Breakfast Club of Canada at Fairmont Hotels in the Pacific Northwest

Publish Date: 23-Oct-2015

Vancouver, BC Friday, October 23, 2015


If it's all become a bit of a yawn, Fairmont Hotels in the Pacific Northwest is offering a package that feels good - and "does good".  The Bed & Breakfast package, offered from October 9 through December 30, 2015 at Fairmont Empress in Victoria, and in Vancouver at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Vancouver Airport and Fairmont Waterfront, will donate $5 from every night's stay to the Breakfast Club of Canada which will feed a schoolchild for a week.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-441-1414, or through and rates include one night accommodation with breakfast for two.


Breakfast Club of Canada has some concerning statistics when it comes to breakfast and youth.  In Canada, one in seven children is at risk of starting the school day on an empty tummy and among immigrants and newcomers, the risks are 2.5 times higher. By the time they are 15 years old, 25% of Canadian youth say they go to school without breakfast. And those don't include youth who say they don't have time or don't feel hungry.  With 60% of learning taking place before noon, it's easy to see why breakfast, as mom repeatedly told us, is the most important meal of the day.   


And mom knew what she was talking about.  Consumer Reports Magazine has backed her up with some stats.


  1. It may protect your heart.  A recent study of 27,000 men found that those who didn't eat a morning meal were 27% more likely to develop heart disease.  Research indicates that people who skip breakfast gain weight which can lead to diabetes as well as high cholesterol and blood pressure.
  2. It might lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes; a morning meal helps prevent fluctuating glucose levels.  In a study of women under age 65, those who skipped breakfast even a few times per week were 28% more likely to develop diabetes.
  3. It gets you moving.  The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study that revealed breakfast eaters were more physically active.
  4. It gives you a mental edge.  Breakfast can enhance memory, attention, reasoning, creative, learning, and verbal abilities.
  5. It might just keep your weight down.   More than 100 studies have linked eating breakfast with a reduced risk of obesity.


"This time of year, thoughts turn to how we can assist others and we wanted an initiative that would directly benefit the communities where we are located", said Helen Pratt, regional director of sales and marketing for the PNW.  "Our colleagues have volunteered at the school program  operated by Breakfast Club of Canada and have seen firsthand how many kids don't have breakfast before leaving home.  It struck a chord and by designating $5 a night from our Bed & Breakfast package - our most popular program, we hope to make a difference."


The Bed & Breakfast package is an easy option whether it's for a city stay-cation, a spare room for holiday guests, or a shopping getaway.  It includes overnight accommodation with luxurious linens, the finest of amenities, fitness centre and swimming pool, and a full breakfast for two. The rest of the day is available to relax, explore, or go for a bike ride on the hotel's complimentary BMW bicycles.    


Waking up in a Fairmont Hotel in the PNW comes with a variety of breakfast options.  In addition to an extensive breakfast buffet and a la carte menus, each has a chef specialty that is worth getting up for.  The swishy Fairmont Pacific Rim has a Sunday Brunch mimosa cart that makes its rounds in ORU restaurant, and the gluten-free and vegan friendly Banana Coconut Pancakes are a popular complement.  In ARC at Fairmont Waterfront, Eggs Benedict rule with a choice of the classic, salmon, avocado or foraged mushroom with organic rosemary from the hotel's rooftop garden. Omelets are an art in the new Notch8 restaurant at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and can be made-to-order or selected from several that highlight Vancouver's bounty of homegrown ingredients.  At Fairmont Vancouver Airport, the question may not be what to have, but when to have it.  Giving a nod to the international clientele and varying time clocks, breakfast is available around the clock.  Adventurous diners may want to try Mysore Vada, an Indian-style savory doughnut made with white lentil and rice, served with spiced yellow lentil and choice of coconut and tomato chutney.


In Victoria, Fairmont Empress celebrates Canadian cuisine with Maple Bacon and Roasted Apple Buttermilk Flapjacks served with a roasted apple and bourbon syrup, and serves an ooh-la-la Banana Bread French Toast with sliced banana and toasted walnuts.


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