Tickets available for Food 4 Thought mental health fundraiser, Rodd Grand Yarmouth, October 10th

Presented by Scotiabank. Made possible by Rodd Hotels & Resorts, KC Hospitality, and Harm Geurs Design

Dartmouth, NS – September 17, 2015

On World Mental Health Day, October 10th, Rodd Hotels & Resorts and the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia will be hosting a thoughtful, thankful gathering at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth. Food 4 Thought is an event centred on four courses, prepared by four families, with four fundamentals of mental health support in mind: family and friends, community, peers, and healthcare providers.

Presented by Scotiabank, the event is made possible by KC Hospitality and Harm Geurs Design. Proceeds will support the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Rodd is inviting families from across the province who love to cook, spend time together, and have a mental health connection to apply to take part. Four families will be chosen to receive a one night stay at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth on October 10th and join chefs in the kitchen to prepare one of four gourmet courses: soup, salad, main, or dessert. Each family will also have the opportunity to share their mental health story with guests. Family applications are due September 25th. They are available for download at  

Food 4 Thought will be a family-friendly event. Until September 25th, tickets are $50.00 each (original price: $75.00) and $45.00 when purchasing 4 or more. Tickets are free for children under 10 years old (up to two children per family, reduced rate for additional children). The Rodd Grand Yarmouth is offering an $80.00 room rate for guests in celebration of Rodd Hotels & Resorts eightieth anniversary.

“The staff is excited, as is the community of Yarmouth and surrounding areas,” says Robert Waite, General Manager, Rodd Grand Yarmouth. “This event will bring a stronger awareness to mental health issues in Atlantic Canada and our community.”

Tickets for Food 4 Thought are available at Scotiabank Yarmouth Branch Main Street, andthe Rodd Grand Yarmouth Hotel. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Rodd Grand Yarmouth at (902) 742-2446, or by emailing Robert Waite at

Leading up to the event, from September 26th to October 9th, Gold Sponsor Boston Pizza Yarmouth will donate $1 from every large pizza and gourmet pasta sold in-store to Food 4 Thought (Pasta Tuesday dishes do not apply).

Rodd Hotels & Resorts also recently launched a year-long campaign in support of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.  A portion from every room booked at Rodd Hotels & Resorts for business or leisure travel in the Maritimes will be donated to the Foundation when guests use the promo code “MHFNS2015.” For more information, visit:

Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor Scotiabank; Gold Sponsor Boston Pizza; Community Sponsors Coastal Financial Credit Union, Pink Starr Barro, Rosie’s Floral & Wedding Rentals,  Victaulic,, Yarmouth Mall; and Media Sponsor CJLS Radio.


Food 4 Thought
Saturday, October 10, 2015
7:00 pm
Rodd Grand Yarmouth

Tickets: Until Sept. 25th: $50.00 each. $45.00 each when purchasing 4 or more.
After Sept. 25th: $75.00 each
Free for children under 10, up to two children per family. Special price of $19.00 plus tax for each additional child.
Guestroom Rate: $80.00 plus taxes for event attendees

Tickets are available at Scotiabank Yarmouth Branch, Main Street and at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth
By telephone: (902) 742-2446

By email: Robert Waite, General Manager:


For more event details or sponsorship, please contact Kris Crundwell by calling (902) 401-4122 or emailing


Family application, sponsorship opportunities, and more information online at:








Colleen Fraser
Communications Coordinator
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
T: (902) 464-3210


Kris Crundwell
Hospitality Professional
Conference Hotel Site Selection
T: (902) 401-4122


Robert Waite
General Manager
Rodd Grand Yarmouth
T: (902) 742-2446