Jennifer Coffman, the owner of Truffle Pigs Bistro & Lodge in Field, BC, was a donor during our recent fall fundraiser. We caught up with her to ask about her work, and what CKUA means to her.
“In the mid-90s I started listening in Banff, and I was so thrilled to hear programming without a ton of advertising. Now I listen in BC and I’ve downloaded the app.”
When we invited Jennifer to tell us a little bit about her business, her excitement and pride were palpable. “I’m the owner of a restaurant and 12-room lodge in Field called Truffle Pigs. We have quiet winters and very busy summers. We’ve been here for more than twenty years, and it’s a quirky and quaint community. It’s a lot of fun and a lot of work. We do it for the love. It’s treated me well over the years. It’s probably one of the last places in this area that’s independent and locally owned. I’m proud of it.”
When asked to share why she supports CKUA, many of the same themes emerge: authenticity, support, and community. “I donate to CKUA because there are so few things in life that pull us together. But music does. Music is powerful, and it’s there for people consistently, without judgement. And CKUA’s support of local and Canadian artists is so important. That helps young musicians tremendously. I feel like I am part of something, and it makes me feel good to donate. It feels nice to support something that fits with who I am.”
If you stop by Truffle Pigs, you may hear Mid-Morning Mojo in the restaurant. Baba is a favourite, and, as Jennifer says, “The Saturday afternoon programs are all good. Just keep doing what you’re doing.”
Thank you so much, Jennifer. We appreciate your support!
To join the crew that keeps the music playing in Alberta and beyond, go to http://www.CKUA.com/donate