Share-a-bear campaign helps out Burnaby charities

The holiday season is nearly upon us once more, and that means it’s time for B.C. Liquor Stores’ annual share-a-bear campaign.

Every year, government liquor stores in the province sell stuffed bears in support of local charities. The bears cost $11.70 plus tax and when you buy one, the store donates the bear’s twin to a charity of its choice, according to a press release.

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Customers can also donate both bears, if they want.

Last year, Burnaby liquor stores donated more than 400 teddy bears to a number of local charities, including Willingdon Care Centre; Monarch Place; Camp Kerry; and B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Overall, more than 22,000 stuffed bears were donated across the province last year. Stores in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Prince George (Pine Centre) sold the most bears, according to the release.

Burnaby’s B.C. Liquor Stores are located at: Northgate, 3433 North Rd.; Metrotown, 4429 Kingsway; HighGate, 7155 Kingsway; Market Crossing, 7509 Market Crossing; Kensington, 6512 Hastings St.; SOLO, 4455 Skyline Dr.; North Burnaby, 4450 Hastings St.; and UniverCity, 8992 University High St.

The campaign runs until the end of December.

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