Burnaby liquor stores raise money for grads

Government-run liquor stores across the province raised more than $280,000 for alcohol- and drug-free grad parties with Burnaby locations pulling in more than $11,000.

The annual fundraiser, which took place from March 4 to 31, raises money for dry grad events at more than 335 high schools across 55 school districts in B.C.

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In Burnaby, the city’s eight BC Liquor Stores raised $11,491 for local dry grad events, with the Northgate location raising the most money of all the stores with $2,784, according to the BC Liquor Distribution Branch.

“Every year, we are blown away by the generosity of our customers and their fervour to get behind the Support Dry Grad campaign,” said Liquor Distribution Branch general manager and CEO Blain Lawson in a press release. “The response is testament to the level of commitment from our customers and employees to keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors, and encouraging them to participate in safe, fun and memorable graduation celebrations.”

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