LCBO QUEENS QUAY BBQ HELPS SEND KIDS WITH CANCER TO CAMP
June 3, 2013 15:55 ET
WHAT: The LCBO and its beverage alcohol suppliers are presenting their 22nd annual Queen’s Quay barbecue in support of Camp Oochigeas, a year-round camp for children affected by childhood cancer. This fundraiser is open to the public and all proceeds go to Camp Oochigeas.
LCBO Senior Vice President, Retail Operations Division, Bob Clevely, and Queen’s Quay store staff will present Camp Oochigeas Executive Director, Alex Robertson, with a cheque for $225,000. This represents donations from suppliers participating in LCBO year-round in-store tastings and anticipated proceeds from this year’s barbecue. The LCBO and its suppliers have raised more than $1.4 million for Camp Oochigeas since 1989.
Fundraising activities include skill-testing games and a silent auction table that includes vacation packages and electronics.
Located on a private lake outside Rosseau, Ontario, ”Camp Ooch”, as the kids affectionately call it, offers eight weeks of summer camp for children with cancer. It also provides weekends at camp throughout the fall and winter, day camp programs and year-round programming at The Hospital for Sick Children and Ooch Downtown, its urban camp facility in Toronto. Camp Ooch is the only residential camp in Ontario to provide on-site chemotherapy and blood transfusions.
WHERE: LCBO Head Office employee parking lot
Cooper Street and Queens Quay Boulevard East (two blocks east of Yonge Street immediately east of the LCBO Queens Quay store, next to Loblaws)
WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cheque presentation at 12:45 p.m. Rain Date is Friday, June 7, 2013.
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