So, we’ve already covered wedding socials here on Winnipeg o’ My Heart, but it’s time to cover another type of fundraiser: the Bud, Spud & Steak.
I’m sure this isn’t unique to Manitoba, but none of us had ever heard of it until we moved here. In Alberta, pancake breakfasts and “beef on a bun”- type fundraising events are commonplace. In BC there is a fun run for every cause and charity under the sun.
But I offer this super-scientific evidence that it must be a fairly Manitoban thing: the first 20 hits in Google for “Bud Spud & Steak” are from Manitoba organizations.
What is a bud, spud & steak? Just as it sounds, it’s a fundraising dinner where you buy a ticket that entitles you to a, um, beer (a.k.a. Bud), potatoes (a.k.a. spud) and some red meat (presumably, steak). Word on the street is that there is usually also a chicken option available (good news for a non-red-meat-eater like me!). Presumably you’d get some salad or veggies with that, too. Looks like the standard ticket price is $10-$15.
Other than this, though, I don’t know much about the ol’ bud, spud & steak. What else goes on at such an event – can anyone fill us in on more details? And what are some other common Manitoba fundraising models?