In Kind Sponsors are Far Too Kind

Tacofest is not just tacos and craft brews — it’s an experience. And it is our many sponsors that help make that experience a reality!

Need a new look? Need to tame that beard of yours? Our friends at Spearhead Barber & Supply will be on site at the event ready to do what they do best — most importantly, all proceeds go towards supporting the clients at Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC)!

Seeking to show your wild side? Have you ever wanted a taco tattoo but didn’t have the courage to go there? Get something temporary with Bre Creative who will be there to bring your face-paint game to fruition!

A huge shout out to the wonderfully talented Sylvia Pond Photography for capturing the excitement of the night and making us all look so glamorous, especially while gorging on messy, wonderful tacos! Thanks to her photography genius, we have memories of our fiesta to get us through all year long. Sylvia is also a member of our Tacofest committee. She works behind the scenes all year long, to make sure the night of Tacofest is as awesome as it can be – bringing exactly what the people want.

We also owe it to Bingemans for keeping things cool as our Ice Sponsor — the beer, that is!

And of course, thanks to My IT Guy for our sweet website: Otherwise, you would not be sitting here reading this post!

Tacofest would not be the same without all of our phenomenal sponsors, so we owe it to you! Because of your generosity, you are helping us reach even more of our neighbours to ensure they can live at home with independence and dignity!

Extra! Extra! Waterloo Region Record Back as Media Sponsor

The Waterloo Region Record supports their community in so many ways, helping to spread the word about local events and all the news happening in our region. We are so grateful that the Record is back as a Media Sponsor for Tacofest!

The Record, a daily newspaper, serves the Waterloo Region, including the tri-cities, Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, and the townships. They also welcome the opportunity “to develop partnerships that will contribute to the betterment of our community and promote public engagement, charitable fundraising and social innovation.” Now that’s a commendable goal.

On behalf of the clients, volunteers, staff and board at Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More, we thank you for your ongoing support!

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Freedom 55 Financial Goes Green

We’re thrilled to announce that Freedom 55 Financial is our official 2019 Green Sponsor and will be supplying all Tacofesters with awesome, collectible glassware on the night of – not only to sample some of the best brews in town – but also to help keep waste to a minimum. That’s right, no plastic cups thanks to these do gooders.

Freedom 55 Financial takes pride in contributing to the communities where they do business, and a big part of their effort involves helping young Canadian athletes pursue their dreams. (We’re totally on board with helping make dreams come true.) They also give back to their communities in a variety of other ways, including helping charities like Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More.

So when you’re filling your glass on Friday, June 7th, be sure to “say cheers” to our friends at Freedom 55 Financial!

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Tacofest Ticket Tips 2019!

When can I purchase tickets to this taco and brew fiesta? 

Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 12pm NOON sharp. Tickets are $65 each with every dollar going to support the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More(CSC), a local charity that works with hundreds of local volunteers to help thousands of people live in their own homes through programs including Meals on Wheels, free gentle exercise programs, and transportation to important medical appointments.

Where do I purchase Tacofest tickets?

Tickets are only available online through our chosen ticketing platform, Eventbrite. Click here to be directed to our event. If you don’t have an Eventbrite account, we suggest you set one up before tickets go on sale so your information is ready to go. There’s a lot of traffic on the site when ticket sales open at noon, so we suggest keep refreshing, refreshing, refreshing! As you know, tickets go in seconds but sometimes transactions aren’t completed and tickets may reappear.

How many tickets can I purchase at one time?

FOUR!

We know some of you would buy all of them if you could, and we are grateful for your interest in supporting the clients at CSC. However, we want to give all of our friends in Waterloo Region a chance to come to this event. If you need more than FOUR tickets, we recommend you coordinate with a friend or family member so that you can purchase as many as you need.

What does the purchase of my ticket include?

Your ticket purchase includes entrance and all you can eat tacos. On the night of the event, we will be selling $1 beer tokens for your craft beer and cider samples. Thanks to our generous vendors who donate all of their tacos, craft beer and ciders, we are able to keep costs down and direct more funds raised to CSC clients.

How much are beer/cider tokens?

Tokens can be purchased for $1 per sample. If you are purchasing tickets for friends, be sure to tell them to bring cash as there is no ATM on site, and remind them all proceeds go to support the clients of CSC.

When and where is Tacofest again?

Friday, June 7th at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener, from 6pm to 10pm.

And when do tickets go on sale again?

Friday, May 3rd at NOON sharp!

Silver Sponsor Josslin Insurance Shines

We are so fortunate the community loves to rally behind the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC) helping them live at home with independence and dignity. And that includes our friends over at Josslin Insurance!

Josslin has been supporting our clients for years, and in addition to being a brand new sponsor of CSC’s Mayor’s Souper Sampler happening at Cambridge City Hall in October, we are delighted to welcome Josslin Insurance as a first time Silver Sponsor of #Tacofest2019.

Committed to supporting the community they live and work in, you can find Josslin offering up free skating around the region and getting involved in the community in other ways. Just check out their Community Connection page on their website!

Thanks to Josslin Insurance for supporting your neighbours, and your commitment to “protecting you and the ones you love”.

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TMMC Sponsors Toyota Tacofest Tent: Good Food, Good Times

There’s nothing that makes us feel better than generous community partners stepping up to support Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC), the beneficiary of Tacofest and the charity who works with more than 600 volunteers to help over 7,500 local seniors and adults with disabilities live at home with independence and dignity.

Recently recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2019, we are proud to welcome Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) as a part of the family for #Tacofest2019! TMMC is sponsoring the Toyota Tacofest Tent: Good Food, Good Times so that rain or shine, we can bring you good food and good times.

Leaders in philanthropy in their community, TMMC is committed to being great corporate citizens. A quick glance at their website proves that giving back is of paramount importance to them. This is their first time supporting our fiesta, and have been supporters of CSC since 2014. They go way back! Thanks TMMC for your ongoing support!

Jam Out with Entertainment Sponsor Brick and Co. Restorations Ltd.

Logo for Brick & Co Restorations LtdWe are so excited to announce that Brick and Co. Restorations Ltd. will be returning for their second year as Entertainment Sponsor, bringing back Loops N Jamzz to our annual fiesta! Without them, we would have never had that epic conga line last year, and for that, we will be forever grateful.

Brick and Co. Restorations does fantastic work preserving, restoring and protecting properties all throughout Southern Ontario. Through the strength and experience of their dedicated staff, they bring back and maximize the life span of buildings and structures, protecting valuable property. Chances are you have seen their meticulous work around #wrawesome region without even knowing it!

Brick and Co. Restorations Ltd. is committed to making our community a wonderful place to live, learn, work, and raise a family. They support numerous programs, groups and organizations (check out their giving page here) and we are so fortunate to have their support of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More, dedicated to helping thousands of local seniors and adults with disabilities live at home with independence and dignity. Thank you for all you do!

MTE Builds Community as a Platinum Sponsor

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Tacofest is a fundraiser for Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC), a local charity committed to enabling people to live at home with independence and dignity. Since year one of our annual fiesta seven years ago, MTE Consultants Inc. has poured out their support and we couldn’t be more grateful for their generosity once again this year. Join us in welcoming back MTE as a Platinum Sponsor!

MTE (More Than Engineering) is a trusted engineering consulting firm that that’s been serving Southwestern Ontario for more than 30 years. Beyond excelling in their sector, they are a positive, charitable force in our community and consistently support local charities and social groups as part of their mission.

Their staff actively take part in community projects and volunteer their time, including delivering Meals on Wheels with CSC’s Adopt-A-Route program. Just check out MTE’s community page and you can’t help but feel totally inspired. We are grateful for MTE’s support and can’t wait to see you all at #Tacofest2019.

Calling All Corporate Partners!

We have an opportunity for you!

Year after year, we receive requests for corporate tickets so businesses like yours can treat your clients or staff to one the best events in Waterloo Region. In response to your feedback, for the first time in Tacofest history, our 2019 event is now offering an exclusive opportunity for you to take advantage of! A limited quantity of corporate tickets are now available for interested businesses to purchase up to 10 tickets at $120 each to guarantee your spots for this highly sought after event that sells out in seconds each year.

If you would like more information about this exclusive opportunity, or sponsorship options which includes tickets, please contact Andrea at andream@cscmow.org or by phone at 519-772-8787 extension 224.

The catch: This opportunity is only available until April 30th! Payment must be received by the deadline to secure tickets. There are a limited number of corporate tickets available, so get yours while quantities last.

Photo credit: Sylvia Pond Photography

Grab a Ride Home with Transportation Sponsor Heffner Toyota

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It’s about that time of year again where you get to let loose and have a crazy fun Friday night with tacos and drinks from your choice of 16 taco and 16 local craft brews, of course! We’re pleased to announce that with the support of Heffner Toyota, we can ensure you get home safely! For the fourth year in a row, Heffner Toyota is returning as our Transportation Sponsor to offer a safe ride home at the end of event night (loyal, right?).

Heffner Toyota is a long time supporter of Community Support Connections- Meals on Wheels and More (CSC), supporting their Transportation Program and CSC clients are especially grateful! (They would love to say hello, but they’re on route to their medical appointments or grocery shopping.)

Heffner Toyota is rooted in family values, and treats every guest and community member as “Part of the Family”. On Friday, June 7th, they are committed to getting your family home safe from Tacofest- our annual charity event that is one of over 100 that Heffner Toyota supports in the Waterloo Region.

We’re here for a good time, AND a long time! Thank you Heffner Toyota for being as devoted to safety as we are. We hope you all enjoy your rides home at #Tacofest2019!