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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkEntertainment | Restaurants & Dining | April 2009 

bANANaCANtiNA - Together We CAN!
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For more information about HIV, testing, counseling, and risk reduction programs in the Banderas Bay area, visit or call (322) 223-0535.
Join us on Wednesday, April 15th, for another great bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night in support of The Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza, (R.I.S.E.) a non-profit shelter for Puerto Vallarta children under the age of 14.

On Wednesday April 1st, the V.E.S. Condoneras, along with a bag full of goodies and some great raffle prizes took over Banana Cantina Restaurant for their weekly charity benefit night. It was a fairly quiet night, but those in attendance had a great time and ate some delicious food.

Vallarta Enfrenta el Sida (V.E.S.) is Puerto Vallarta's HIV/AIDS non-profit organization that provides free HIV testing and counseling, free condoms, risk reduction education and prevention programs, and referrals to medical and social services providers to at-risk communities in the Banderas Bay area.

V.E.S. and bANANaCANtiNA would like to thank the following businesses for their charitable donations:

A Therapeutic Massage from Hector Alvarez of Wellness

A Relaxing 60 minute Blue Massage Martin Mendoza of Blue Massage

A 45 minute Blue Facial from Martin Mendoza of Blue Massage

A $200 pesos bar tab at Mercurio Hotel

Coffee and Deli for 2 at Page in the Sun

A Make-up Session by Alejandro Barbieri

Coffee and Deli for 2 at Sites Caffeteria

2 x 1 at Club Stereo

Jewelry from Cassandra Shaw

A $200 peso gift certificate from Cassandra Shaw Jewelry

If you haven't been to a bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night this season, you are missing a great evening of great food, friendship and fun! Held every Wednesday night during High Season, this is one of Puerto Vallarta's most popular weekly events, giving everyone the opportunity to eat, drink and be merry - and 10% of the night's food and beverage sales given to the charity of the week!

Join us Wednesday, April 15th, and help bANANaCANtiNA Charity Night support The Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza, (R.I.S.E.) a non-profit shelter for babies and children under the age of 14. Some of these children are orphans but most come from unbearable situations having been abused, neglected, or simply abandoned.

bANANaCANtiNA Charity Nights are VERY popular, so call (322) 222-2114 or send an email to pvbananacantina(at) to make your reservations TODAY!

Located on the corner of Pulpito and Amapas in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta, Banana Cantina Restaurant serves creative Contemporary Mexican and International Cuisine in an eclectic, yet comfortable, atmosphere. For more information, click HERE or visit

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