Liquor stores raise quake funds

  • Mar. 23, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Effective immediately, B.C. Liquor Stores customers in the North Okanagan can help  support Red Cross relief efforts in Japan.

Customers can make donations of $2 or $5 — or multiples thereof — at all B.C. Liquor Stores checkouts. All donations go to the Canadian Red  Cross Japan earthquake fund.

“We know British Columbians are compassionate and want to help the  Japanese people get through the aftermath of the incredible destruction  left by the earthquake,” said Shirley Bond, public safety minister.

“Donations, large or small, make a big difference  so I encourage British Columbians to make a donation when they visit their government liquor store. “

Last year, B.C. Liquor Stores collected donations from customers and employees for the Red Cross’ disaster relief campaigns  following the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan.

A total of $555,000 was collected in those efforts, which was matched by the federal government.





Just Posted

Small Glories grace former Vernon roost

Band grows from small beginnings to big glory

Meet Vernon Special Olympics hometown heroes

Eight athletes from Vernon will participate in the games

Vernon rolls out four days of films

2019 Spring Film Festival runs Feb. 25-28

Home loss ends Vernon Vipers’ long weekend win streak

The Vernon Vipers ended the three games in three nights weekend with two wins, one loss

Vagina Monologues help Vernon women and children escape violence

V-Day 2019 fundraiser Feb. 28 benefits Transition House

A Mother’s Wish: Ryan Shtuka’s mother wants her son to be ‘forever known’

‍‍‍‍‍“Let me tell you a story …. it all began with a boy named Ryan”

B.C. father and sons launch new trunk-sharing system, ‘Trunkit’

Smiths say peer-to-peer shipping service offers an affordable, green alternative

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Salmon Arm’s Laura Hall on bronze-winning skating squad

Hall’s team placed third in long track team pursuit at the Canada Winter Games

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Review: Joie de Vivre a celebration of homegrown talent

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra concert featured Ernst Schneider

Bashful Balladeers bring voices to Vernon

Despite hiding behind masks, talent shines with this group

Most Read