A family-friendly event featuring music and entertainment and Myrtle’s Famous Hotdog. All profits go to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.
Myrtle’s dogs are famous! In days gone by, the local hot dog cart offered a taste of classic New York and Chicago dogs right in the heart of Tsawwassen. These days, there’s only one chance to get your hands on the classics at The Wexford Seniors Community fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.
After a two-year Covid-19 hiatus, the event has returned! On Saturday, June 18, from 11:20-2:30, the fabulous franks will be available for a minimum $10 donation, and you can make it a combo with The Wexford’s specialty kettle chips and a drink for a $15 donation.
John Meier, the owner of Myrtles Hot Dog Cart, which operated at Tsawwassen Town Centre for five years, is now part of The Wexford Seniors Community staff team. When it comes to crafting hot dogs, he’s a stickler for details, “A Chicago Dog is not a real Chicago Dog without Super Green Relish and Sports Peppers,” he says, noting, “I just imported 5 gallons of Super Green and 2 gallons of Peppers for our June 18.”
John named his hotdog cart for his Grandma Myrtle, who first introduced him to the famous Coney Island hotdog. The two were close, but at the age of 77, sadly, Myrtle died of Alzheimer’s. Her memory and the desire to see a world without Alzheimer’s were the geneses for The Wexford’s hot dog day event.
“Dementia and Alzheimer’s touch everyone—we all know someone living with this terrible illness,” reflects John. “All the profits of this event go to the Alzheimer’s society and help fund research, awareness, and support for individuals and families affected by this terrible disease.”
The event is more than the food. Guests will enjoy classic rock by Peter Dean lead singer of the popular 70s Vancouver band Teen Angel and the Rockin’ Rebels. Family-friendly entertainer Matt Levy will delight everyone with bowling-ball jugging and hilarious antics.
But the stars of the show are the hot dogs. Myrtle’s classic New York dog is served with sauerkraut, mustard and fried onions. The sacred Chicago dog, is a delicious mix of super green relish, mustard, dill pickle spear, sweet onions, sports peppers and celery salt on a poppy seed bun. As in previous years, The Wexford’s Executive Chef, Sean McCarthy, throws his hat in the ring with his top-secret specialty dog.
“In 2019, the last time we were able to host the event, we sold 600 hot dogs and raised more than $6000, reports John. “This year, we’re preparing 700 dogs and hoping to raise even more. John urges everyone to come out and give generously! “It’s a great hot dog for a great cause.”
Join us on Saturday, June 18, from 11:30 am -2:30 pm at 1737 56 Street to enjoy a delicious hot dog, kettle chips and soda for a $10 minimum donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.