Vancouver restaurants hold fundraisers for Nepal earthquake victims

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      Eat out and help victims of the deadly earthquake in Nepal.

      Three Nepalese restaurants in Vancouver are holding fundraisers for the Himalayan nation where thousands perished from an earthquake on April 25.

      These will take place at Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen, Yak & Yeti Bistro, and Café Kathmandu.

      Shiva Marahatta owns Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen (1141 Davie Street) and Yak & Yeti Bistro (2958 West 4th Avenue). The house where he grew up in Nepal was destroyed by the quake.

      Every Monday evening during the month of May, 100 percent of revenues at Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen will be donated for Nepal.

      In addition, five percent of earnings in both Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen and Yak & Yeti Bistro for the entire month of May will go to the victims of the disaster. Find more details here.

      Café Kathmandu (2779 Commercial Drive) will hold two dinner events on April 30 and May 7.

      The restaurant will offer two set menus consisting of a vegetarian or vegan option and a non-vegetarian selection for $20 each from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross and Educate the Children International. Find more information about the event on the restaurant's website.

      Other local businesses are fundraising as well. Ken Charko’s Dunbar Theatre will screen Walking with the Enemy on April 29 to help victims of the Nepal earthquake.

      “I’m donating all the proceeds from the two Wednesday night shows to help the people of Nepal, and those donations will be matched by the Government of Canada. Simon Weinberg from the Liberty Studio’s California has also generously agreed to support this worthy event by donating their portion of the proceeds,” Charko said in a media release.

      Walking with the Enemy, which stars Sir Ben Kingsley, plays at 7 p.m. and 9:35 p.m.

      Admission to the movie will be by donation.