Edmonton\u2019s NextGen\u00a0is excited to present Lunch\u00a0MEAET\u00a0- a micro-funding event that showcases local initiatives - with a scrumptious lunch twist on Saturday, February 23!\r\nOver lunch, you will hear pitches from local independent projects, initiaves, and businesses that have a mental health or wellness component. Listen to the pitches and get to know the presenters, then vote on your favourite one. Votes will be tallied and $10 of your ticket price will go to the winning pitch; helping their project succeed in the community.\r\n\r\nWant to pitch your project, initiative or business at our Lunch MEAET event?\r\nFill out this\u00a0online form! applications will be accepted until Sunday, February 3rd. Your project or idea needs to have a wellness or mental health component to be considered as a pitch for the event.\r\nThe lunch portion of the event will involve a catered lunch. We'll also provide mental health and wellness self-care activities, including:\r\n\r\n\r\n \tTherapy animals from @CAAWLS (Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning Society)\r\n \tFamily friendly activities - ring toss, bullseye, colouring and more\r\n \tTea samples from @David\u2019s Tea\r\n \tMore to be announced soon!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEvent Schedule\r\n12pm | Doors Open\r\n12-1pm | Enjoy food + activities on-site!\r\n1-1:45pm | Pitches - stay tuned for an announcement in February!\r\n1:45pm-2:15pm | Voting commences\r\n2:15-2:30pm | Winner announced + wrap up\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFAQs\r\nWhat are my transportation\/parking options for getting to and from the event?\r\nThere is paid underground parking available in the building. Edmonton tower is within walking distance of Central & Churchill LRT stations and several bus stops.\r\nIs the event accessible?\r\nThe facility is equipped with elevators and accessible washrooms. Please contact us if you would ilke additional accomodations.\r\nIs the event child friendly?\r\nThis is a family-friendly event and children are welcome to attend!\r\nChildren under the age of 15 are free when registering.