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Karen Ohno, Lynn Pearson

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Information about the MS Walk

April 27th - Fundraiser for the MS Walk

May 3rd, 2014 - Help the Mocha Movers and Money Makers end MS

 

J a z z  &  J a m m i e s

S u n d a y
, M a r c h  2nd
2 pm – 4 pm

Randy Epp and Don Robb

Pajama Party Sundays have been so much fun that we are extending it to include the first Sunday in March.  To celebrate Randy Epp and Don Robb are going to play some most excellent Jazz whilst wearing their Pajamas!

Don’t miss out and don’t forget to wear your Jammies!

S u n d a y  B  r u n c h
P a j a m a  P a r t y


Every Sunday in February
Breakfast/Brunch: 9 am – 4 pm

The Next Best Thing to Breakfast in Bed is Breakfast at Mocha.
(in your Jammies!)

Why get dressed on Sunday morning? We are coming to work in our Pajamas.  How about you?
Any guests wearing their Pajamas* will receive a free coffee and 20% off their breakfast

In addition to our regular breakfast Menu we have many Sunday only specials.
The lunch menu is also available.

*Tasteful non-revealing jammies only please. We don’t want the Vice Squad involved.

Pajama Party Photos on Facebook

November 14th - 7pm

www.galtmuseum.com

At the Galt Museum

film screening / Q&A with film maker Mitch Miyagawa

admission is free, film maker in attendance

A Sorry State

Meet the most apologized to family in the country. Maybe the world.  2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of Japanese-Canadian Redress.  With three Canadian ( the other two apologies cover residential schooling and the Chinese head tax), filmmaker Mitch Miyagawa has the most apologized-to family in the country-maybe even the world.  His documentary "A Sorry State" (2012 47 min) chronicles his life-changing journey of discovery.

Musician Phil Dwyer has been a force on the international jazz scene for over two decades. A critically acclaimed composer, arranger, and musical director, as well as gifted, intuitive perfomer on both saxophone and piano , Dwyer has performed with everyone from Aretha Franklin, Ian Tyson, and Gino Vannelli to jazz greats like Red Rodney, Ingrid Jensen, Randy Brecker, Tom Harrell, Jim Hall, Dave Holland, Don Thompson, and many others.

Before returning to his west coast roots on Vancouver Island in 2004, Dwyer spent 15 years as one of Toronto's busiest studio musicians appearing on hundreds of recording sessions, and working as a commercial composer and arranger. He also was a regular performer at Toronto clubs Top O' The Senator and Montreal Bistro, with Dave Young, Marcus Belgrave, Renee Rosnes, Carol Welsman, Moe Koffman, Randy Brecker and many others.

Doubling on tenor sax and piano, Dwyer was a member of the Hugh Fraser Quintet when they won the Alcan Jazz Competition in 1987 and the Juno Award for Looking Up in 1988. A long-time partnership with bassist Dave Young has produced a pair of recordings including 1993 Juno Award-winner, Fables and Dreams. Phil was also arranger, composer, and conductor on Guido Basso's 2003 Juno Award-winning recording, Lost in the Stars. Dwyer has also made three recordings with Robert Occhipinti and was a featured soloist on the bassist's Juno-nominated Yemaya.

Phil has recorded three times with Don Thompson, Forgotten Memories (with Dave Holland, Claude Ranger, and Kenny Wheeler), the 2006 Juno Award-winner, Ask Me Later, and the 2008 For Kenny Wheeler. The duo's ongoing, two-decade musical relationship was underlined when Phil was chosen by Thompson to take part in the May 2006 Tribute to Don Thompson along with jazz greats Dave Holland, John Handy,Terry Clarke, and Jim Hall.

Dwyer is a frequent collaborator with Kenny Wheeler and has been saxophonist for the British-based jazz star's Canadian performances for the last 15 years. Dwyer also has several ongoing musical projects with New York-based trumpet star Ingrid Jensen, including successful tours of Europe and Mexico, and a mutual interest in community involvement.

One of Dwyer's longest and most important musical relationships is with drummer Alan Jones. They met in New York City in 1985 and played together with the David Friesen Trio, touring from 1987-1990 and recording Other Times, Other Places also featuring Airto and Flora Purim. In 2004 Phil reunited with Jones, and with bassist Rodney Whitaker onboard, recorded Let me tell you about my day, a muscular, inspired collection of powerful and playful readings in the saxophone trio format.

Dwyer and Jones recently recorded again with a new group, the Bridge Quartet, with pianist Darrell Grant and bassist Tom Wakeling. Their two recordings "Day" and "Night" are available through Origin Arts.

Dwyer is also enthusiastic to continue his development as a musical director, arranger, composer, and producer. Mentored by studio wizards like Doug Riley, Guido Basso, and Rick Wilkins and a student of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass, Phil has written for theatre companies, dance groups, and symphonies around the world and received commissions from Mark Fewer, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Gryphon Trio, Art of Time Ensemble, Hard Rubber Orchestra, and Duke Trio.

In 2001 Dwyer won the prestigious KM Hunter Award for Land of Sleepless Dreams, a composition he wrote for Amici Chamber Ensemble. That year, he was also featured soloist with Latvia's Liepaja Symphony. Dwyer was commissioned by CBC Radio Drama to write original music and serve as musical director for A Night at the Quinte Hotel, an evening of Al Purdy's poetry starring Gordon Pinsent.

Phil was musical director and composer/arranger for the World Leaders Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci in Toronto in 2002 and musical director and arranger for the Canadian jazz super-group, Sax Summit's CD and nationally broadcast performances. He was also arranger for A Long Time Ago, a special Kenny Wheeler performance with a chamber orchestra and musical director for Maple Leaf Mojo, a post-Katrina three-hour live broadcast from House of Blues in New Orleans (2006).

After over 15 years in Toronto Phil returned with his family to Vancouver Island in 2004. Since moving to the island Phil has remained busy as a performer and writer, but has also become very involved in the community as a music mentor. He operates the Phil Dwyer Academy of Musical and Culinary Arts and acts as a resource to the local school music programs throughout the year. He has also been an active fundraiser for the Bill Dwyer Memorial Scholarship Fund, which each year awards music scholarships to deserving local students.

In 2008 Phil was recognized at the National Jazz Awards with awards for Saxophonist and Arranger Of The Year. Other highlights of the year included performances in Chile with Dave Young and Mike Murley, composing and performing with the the Gryphon Trio in Toronto, jazz club appearances with Robi Botos (Vancouver) and Joe Labarbera (Edmonton), and touring and festival appearances with Don Thompson, Laila Biali, and Molly Johnson. Albums with Thompson (For Kenny Wheeler) and Johnson (Lucky) are nominated for the Juno Award. As well Phil is nominated in 6 categories at the 2009 National Jazz Awards.

2009 has seen Phil arranging a symphony show for singer Sophie Milman, completing a commission for CBC Radio and the Gryphon Trio, teaching at the Banff Centre, and overseeing the continued expansion of the PDAMCA program. He is also looking forward to dates in Berlin, Copenhagen, and Stockholm with friends from overseas.

- See more at: http://originarts.com/artists/artist.php?Artist_ID=145#sthash.VAE5neJl.dpuf

http://www.phildwyer.com/

The Lethbridge Historical Society recently launched their first fundraiser to raise money for historic buildings in Lethbridge by selling calendars featuring photos from My World Photography.

Calendars are being sold at Mocha Cabana for $10 

The calendar highlights Lethbridge's history and built heritage through merged photos of historical buildings and a modern Lethbridge scene. This is the first planned fundraiser for the Lethbridge Historical Society and the money raised will go towards a fun to protect historical buildings such as the Bow On Tong and Manie Opera House. 

Calendars are only $10 each and can be purchased at the Downtown Lethbridge office located at 309 6th Street South. Only a limited number of calendars were printed, so be sure to get yours today. The calendars are 16-months and run from September 2013 to December 2014.

Buy a signed copy of Herb Hicks Memoirs at Mocha Cabana

www.toandfromgigs.com

Herb Hicks is an artist who understands the fear behind painting a self-portrait but who also appreciates that a candid recounting of events in life can provide an emotional catharsis. It is with this theory in mind that he shares his fascinating personal experiences and insight into his views as he recalls a unique journey through a creative life filled with adventures and misadventures.

In his memoir, Hicks begins with remembrances from his childhood growing up in North Dakota, where he emulated his cowboy heroes by riding a pretend horse, wearing real bearskin chaps, and firing a Red Ryder BB gun at imaginary desperadoes. As he matured, he found a passion for music, formed his own combo, and began traveling to and from gigs that took him from North Dakota to Montana and beyond. Motivated by his love for music, Hicks eventually landed in California, where he began playing professionally and found a new passion as a visual artist—a discovery that leads him down an unforgettable path, questioning his challenges, choices, chances, and changes.

To and from Gigs is the intimate memoir of a musician, artist, and teacher who embarked on a lifelong search to find his better self

Mocha Cabana

The Lethbridge Jazz Society’s
J a z z F e s t i v a l


Thursday, Friday & Saturday
June 13, 14 & 15 5:00pm – 7:30pm
... Supper Club Jazz
Featuring Dale Ketcheson
Jazz Guitarist


Friday & Saturday 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Luke & Tess Pretty
http://www.lukeandtesspretty.com/
Friday, June 14 10:00pm – 12:00am
Night Caps
Randy Epp, Jazz PianistSee More

February Heart Month

Meatless Mondays go Vegan

(the regular menu will also be available)

We will offer healthy Vegan lunch and dinner specials on Mondays. Vegan dishes are naturally low in fat and cholesterol and our Chefs will make them delicious

Open Mondays 7:30am – 9:00 pm

Show us your support of Vegan features by coming out on Mondays

Mochca Cabana has joined Trip Advisor.

Check it out and write a review.

“The Brawl to End it All”

Mocha Cabana’s Iron Chef Competition


Wednesday! Wednesday! Wednesday!
October 17, 2012


cocktails 5:30p
dinner 6:30p

“DA BOSSES”
Executive Chef “Don Marco” Gedrasik
Sous Chef “Icepick” Katie Overbeeke

vs

"DA UNDERDOGS"
Associate Chef Kaitlyn “Mad Dog” Fisher
Apprentice Chef Anthony “Little Tony” Novak
Apprentice Chef Jesse “Pretty Boy” Navratil

Tickets $55 per person, (plus gst and gratuity)
Must be purchased in advance.
Ticket sales close October 13th or when sold out.

Maximum capacity 45 food critics.

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2012 Elite Feet Gala

Fundraiser and Donor Appreciation Event September 18, 2012

To honor the top fundraisers and donors to the 2012 Enerflex MS Walk

A great night to recognize some of the top supporters of such a worthy cause.
Thank you for doing your part in the fight against MS!

Ann Stewart, Alisa Laturnus and staff of the MS Society Lethbridge & District Chapter worked very hard to have another successful fundraising year.

We at Mocha Cabana are proud to be asked to be part of this event since 2005

Evening sponsored by
Mocha Cabana Cafe and
The Ohno Pearson Group/ScotiaMcLeod

Sunday Sep 9th 4pm - 6pm

Book Launch for local author Rae Stephens to celebrate her new release
"The Costumer's Notebook."

ALL WELCOME

Sunday, September 9 from 4–6pm at Mocha Cabana,

317 – 4th St. S., Lethbridge

A casual affair, drop in to meet the author and schmooze with theatre, film, college and university people.

Rae will be glad to sign your copy of her book.

Guest musician: Dale Ketcheson on classical and jazz guitar.

Why not come early for lunch or breakfast on your own at the Mocha Cabana (403-329-6243) All Day Breakfast 9am - 4pm Sundays

More Information

NEW - SMART PHONE APP - MOCHA CABANA

It's finally arrived, we have a smart phone APP up and running

For all smart phone app users there will be special coupons and offers, always changing. Our Menu and events are available as well as lots of changing features. Exclusive discounts and events will be pushed by text to all our loyal app users.

App store links.
I phones: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mocha-cabana/id524720384?mt=8
Android: http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/business/mocha-cabana_cgvyg.html

Save a life this First Friday July 6!
Drop in and donate blood at the Canadian Blood Service office downtown between 11 – 12 no appointment needed.
Or call to make an alternate appointment 1-888-236-6283

Donate blood any time Friday July 6th and get a free pass to a VIP Patio Party at Mocha Cabana Friday July 6th 1pm – 4pm
You will receive your VIP pass at the Canadian Blood Services Office @MochaCabanaCafe @itsinyoutogive #FirstFridayTweetUp
• Saving lives begins with a click of a button. Book your appointment online at www.blood.ca

Making a blood donation this summer helps ensure an adequate supply for hospital patients in need.
Please consider bringing a friend or family member to donate with you and remember to make another appointment to donate blood by booking online at www.blood.ca or by calling 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236 6283).

Partnering with our Lethbridge College Culinary program we are having an international exchange here in our city with an Austrian Hospitality College.
Last year Lethbridge College Chef Mark and Chef Stephen and 4 of our Lethbridge students, Including one of Mocha's Chefs Kaitlyn Fisher, spent a month in Austria working in various Restaurants and Hotels and visiting culinary and cultural operations and landmarks in Austria and Italy. This year we are hosting the Austrian students, the students will all be working on a rotating basis at Local Restaurants.

Mocha will be hosting an Austrian student exchange. A student will be working and experiencing our local culture Tuesday to Thursday 2pm – 10pm throughout June 2012
Julia Bauer June 12 – 14
Marina Felder June 19 – 21
Jasmin Hurland June 26 – 28

One of our Red Seal chefs Kaitlyn Fisher took part in the exchange during her college program and went to Austria and now we are hosting their students. http://www.hltsemmering.ac.at/
This is the Austrian school website (german)
http://www.hltsemmering.ac.at/website-englisch.pdf
This is the page in English
http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/program/culinary-careers

June 16 - 23rd

Saturday June 16th Bob Kosta Memorial Pride BBQ
1pm - 10pm Elks Recreation, Family Friendly
Mocha will be donating the salads

Monday June 18th Official Flag raising at City Hall 6pm
social to follow at Mocha Cabana

Thursday June 21st - 2nd annual OUTreach Pride awards Gala & dinner - tickets $25 at mocha cabana
cocktails 6:00p, dinner 7:00p

Saturday June 23rd - OUT in the park Festival
Galt Gardens 1pm - 5pm
Family Friendly, city centered event
entertainment and for the first time Beer Gardens
Beef on a Bun & Portabello Mushroom Burgers provided by
Mocha Cabana $6.00

Lots of other events all week check the website

http://lethbridgepridefest.com/events.htm

Mocha Cabana, the "official cafe" to the Lethbridge Bulls Baseball Club 2012

Win Mocha gift cards at the Bulls home games
All Mocha guests can enter to win Bulls home game tickets

Stop by Mocha for pre game fan specials, on game day show us your ticket to get the game day Mocha coupon

Drop your used tickets off with your name and email address and enter to win a chef's 3 course dinner for 2

Buy tickets and find the Bulls season schedule www.bullsbaseball.com

Printable Schedule 2012 Season

Downtown Lethbridge First Friday

The first Friday of every month Mocha Cabana is taking part in the Downtown Lethbridge First Friday celebration. 11am – 9pm
Our signature shaken margaritas $4.50
Coronas $4.75 or by the bucket $19
Other in house specials every month

Live entertainment from 6-9 with no cover charge.

3 course evening menu designed by our Red Seal Chefs using local growers & producers.

Check out the first Friday link and visit other downtown events and businesses. http://www.firstfridaylethbridge.com/

Mocha Cabana is a member of Slow Food Southern Alberta
Enjoy culinary creations using our best local ingredients

The Faces of our Food Directory

Our restaurant is about fresh food and local ingredients. Open since 2003 we are proud to support local businesses, local musicians, the Lethbridge College's Culinary Program and many local charities.

Cafe Conversations at the Mocha Cabana
- "Global Health and the Quest for Justice"


Presented by the University of Lethbridge and the
Prentice Institute for Global Population & Economy

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
7 – 8:30pm

Please plan on attending Cafe Conversations at the Mocha Cabana - "Global Health and the Quest for Justice" on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 7 - 8:30 pm at the Mocha Cabana Restaurant, 317 - 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Cafe Conversations is an opportunity for you to enjoy a coffee or a drink and some food while hearing about and participating in a discussion of global concerns.

The panel features three Prentice Research Affiliates from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Raphael Lencucha, Dr. Jean Harrowing and Sharon Yanicki. Their topic is "Global Health and the Quest for Justice".

Abstract: Growing social and health inequalities challenge current ideas about health. At the heart of the matter are issues of justice. Join us for a panel discussion about connecting the local and the global.

Moderator: Dr. Susan A. McDaniel, Canada Research Chair Tier 1, Global Population & Life Course, & Director, Prentice Institute

M o c h a’ s   I r o n   C h e f s   C h a l l e n g e
Wednesday  March 28th

The Guys against The Girls

Executive Chef Marc & Apprentice Chef Anthony
vs
Sous Chef Katie & Apprentice Chef Kaitlyn

One Seating
Arrive between 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm
for a Champagne Cocktail
1st Course served at 6:45 pm

Reservations only
40 seats available
$50 per person
(does not include GST or gratuity)

The Chefs will be advised of their challenge ingredients and the contest rules on Monday, March 19th.  During the event guests will vote on each course using a point system from 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest score and 10 being the highest score. Points will be awarded in three categories:  presentation, taste and creativity. The team with the most points at the end of the evening wins and gets the title of “Mocha’s Iron Chefs”.

Friday & Saturday evenings 5pm -9pm

Mocha's Locovore 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu

We invite you to dine with us Friday and Saturday evenings to enjoy expertly prepared fresh local ingredients.

Our Red Seal Chefs and Lethbridge College Culinary students are taking turns developing and preparing unique and

Delicious three course feasts.

Award winning patio opening soon!

We are accepting applications for servers part time & full time for the patio season. Drop off resume at Mocha Cabana!

Gingerbread Gift Cards $2.50

Home made iced gingerbread cookies in gift envelope with matching tag.

Buy individually or receive Complimentary with a $50 gift card purchase.

Thank you Sous Chef Katie Overbeeke!

Mocha Gift Baskets available year round $30 and up.

Purchase ready made baskets or special order.

All Baskets include: Exclusive Blacksmith Blend Coffee, 2 coffee mugs, Coupon for a complimentary Mocha Dessert, Seasonal decoration and assorted treats.

Mocha Cabana will be closed to the public
on Wednesday December 7th from 2pm – close

For The Ohno Pearson Group/ScotiaMcLeod Annual Holiday Party

Website

 


Sorry for any inconvenience.

Happy Holidays !!

"life is here"

Downtown Lethbridge BRZ

New downtown Lethbridge website for all upcoming events, live music, news, things to do and places to go downtown

People are drawn to the lively and character rich atmosphere in Downtown Lethbridge.

They come to shop at the local boutiques, to have a business lunch at an outdoor patio or to be part of the stimulating 'coffee culture'.

http://www.downtownlethbridge.com

"A Reason to Hope, The Means to Cope"
on display at Mocha Cabana Sep 29th – Oct 2nd 2011 "ArtWalk"

I've Got Two Words for You is by a collection of artists in the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta's Art Program. The artists were given two words to inspire their piece; the intention is to depict each emotion in isolation while maintaining a necessary cohesiveness. The pieces are acrylic on canvas.

http://www.facebook.com/mocha.cabana1#!/media/set/? set=a.254508154586153.54055.158830140820622&type=1

http://www.artsdayslethbridge.org/

Friday September 30 & Saturday October 1

Join other Art-Walkers for this laid back, self-guided tour of art in downtown Lethbridge. Downtown businesses and galleries will open their doors to host an eclectic mix of art displays and demonstrations. There's something for everyone! With over 40 exhibits showcasing everything from photography to textiles, painting to sculpture as well as busking musicians and street performers along the way, our downtown will be alive with art!

Mocha will feature the art of Peter Dyck & The Schizophrenia Society during this event. Support local art by stopping by to see their work.

SAAG Members receive a 10% discount on food & beverage orders at Mocha

Lethbridge College & University of Lethbridge Students

Show your student card for a 10% Discount on all food and drink bills.

Free Wifi inside and on the patio





Think Pink, Special at Mocha Cabana
Wednesday September 14th 7am - 9pm
All proceeds from our pink feature cupcake will all go to run for the cure.
Stay in or take out $2.00.

Proceeds raised t Mocha Cabana on Wednesday September 14th will be matched with a donation from The Ohno Pearson Group at ScotiaMcLeod
http://www.advisors.scotiamcleod.com/ohnopearsongroup a different restaurant will have a "think pink" every day of this week Sep 12 -16th.

"Think Pink" week is to raise funds and promote awareness for the Run or the Cure event on October 2

http://www.facebook.com/run4thecureleth

www.Runforthecure.com


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Facebook

$50 gift card draw

Check us out on facebook!

Enter the draw for the $50 Mocha gift card
go to our new facebook page and click the thumbs up link
http://www.facebook.com/mocha.cabana1


Historic Status for our unique city building

Lethbridge Herald March 8, 2011

A 79 year old downtown building which housed a local welding shop for decades has been designated a municipal historic resource.


WINE TASTING

HOSTED BY KYLE BAINES, ANDREW HILTON

http://www.andrewhiltonwine.ca/

Mocha Cabana hosts a wine tasting the first Monday of every month. Guest speaker is Kyle Baines from Andrew Hilton. Kyle covers a different topic and wine region each month.

Tickets are $20 and include wine samples and appetizer buffet.

Please call (403) 329-6243 or email mochacabana@shawbiz.ca to make your reservation.


Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation

http://www.burrowingowl.com/

At mocha we are collecting clean 5 gallon buckets to donate to the Alberta birds of Prey Foundation. They need these buckets to put injured baby birds in while they are recovering and for holding feed.

 

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