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The prospect of sharing nutritious meals together - especially at this time of year - can be a daunting challenge for families.  But, with an open mind and just an hour of your time, your family can be inspired to embrace this ritual once again.  

That's the belief one of Brampton's Champions 4 Change's founders, Margaret Wallis-Duffy, is banking on with the launch of a unique, interactive cooking program - "The Healthy Holiday Cooking and Lifestyle Show" - this Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 pm.

Being showcased right here on, two renowned chefs  - Christopher Woods, and David Howie - will prepare an accessible but elegant spread of holiday appetizer dishes. 


The ambitious pilot program is just one way Champions 4 Change is trying to simplify healthy living for the citizens of Brampton and build the Live Right Now movement within their community.

"I'm a mother of two, and I know firsthand how difficult, but how important, healthy living can be," says Wallis-Duffy. "It's so important to lead by example for our children. My son is going away to university next year and he's excited to cook for himself because he's grown up cooking with me."

The show is being shot in front of a live studio audience, but no need to be in Brampton to participate. Champions 4 Change's social media guru Paul Wright will field viewer questions and comments through Facebook and Twitter (#WOWTV) and direct them to the chefs throughout the program.

But why stop there? Take full advantage of their two chefs and cook along with them! Here's the grocery list if you want to stock up on ingredients and follow along as the chefs walk us through five delectable dishes:

  1. Rustic Tuscan Tart, with Oven Roasted Caramelized Shallots, Fontina Cheese & Nicoise Olives
  2. Thai Grilled Shrimp with a Smokey Chipotle Aioli
  3. Roasted Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto, with Gorgonzola Cheese, Roasted Pecans and a White Balsamic Reduction
  4. Turkey Burger
  5. Tomato Jam

Inspired by a chance meeting at a sports and lifestyle conference, C4C was founded when four local business leaders began brainstorming about how they could mobilize Bramptonians to make better lifestyle choices. When city councilor John Sanderson connected the group to Live Right Now, it seemed to be a match made in heaven, and the group found a powerful vehicle to help energize their community about their message.  

"I want to bring more people into this. Wouldn't it be great if we got a question from someone in Newfoundland?," she wonders. "We want to include everyone. We want Brampton to be the pioneers."

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