Mr Mikes Quesnel location. Observer file photo

Mr Mikes wants to reward Deeds Well Done

Quesnel restaurant calls for nominations to seasonal campaign, which will award a local charity $500

Mr Mikes restaurant is calling for nominees for its Deeds Well Done campaign.

The program, in its sixth year, recognizes local charities for their work to make their communities a better place, and the restaurant chain had pledged to donated $20,000 across 40 communities this year.

One winning charity per community will receive a $500 donation as well as a group dinner at Mr Mikes. In addition, every nominator receives a $25 Mr Mikes certificate. A panel of judges chooses a charity which they feel has demonstrated the biggest impact to the community from those nominated.

Quesnel’s restaurant has been involved in the program since it began, says Sherri Reinhart, the director of culture and community for Mr. Mikes Quesnel, and recent past recipients include the Pet Safe Coalition Society in 2017, which was chosen from a total of 48 nominations, and Crooked Leg Ranch in 2016, which was chosen from 31 entries.

The seasonal campaign is part of Mr Mikes’ other community programs.

“We also sponsor a couple of families in the community with a hamper program [at Christmas], which provides food and essentials, and some of the fun stuff too,” says Reinhart, who adds the company partners with the local Salvation Army for the initiative.

“We also do charity barbecues throughout the year, and we’ve partnered with local charities for a variety of past events. We try to get out in the community all year long.”

Reinhart says the Deeds Well Done campaign is about getting back to the sentiment of the season.

“[It’s about] celebrating the people that are out there doing great things all year round.”

The 2017 Deeds Well Done program resulted in 1,400 nominations from 37 communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

“We believe in the importance of supporting the communities Mr Mikes is proud to serve, and Deeds Well Done is an opportunity to thank the local organizations who work tirelessly to make positive change in these communities,” says Robin Chakrabarti, the president of Mr Mikes SteakhouseCasual, in a press release. “The holiday season is a time to give back and support those in need, and Deeds Well Done is a great way for guests to make an impact on their community.”

The campaign runs Nov. 19 to Dec. 31, with nominations accepted online at

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