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Thrift store helps out hospice society

The Burnaby Hospice Society Thrift store at 6843 Kingsway has expanded its hours. The non-profit thrift shop, which donates its net proceeds to the Burnaby Hospice Society, is now open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.

The Burnaby Hospice Society Thrift store at 6843 Kingsway has expanded its hours.

The non-profit thrift shop, which donates its net proceeds to the Burnaby Hospice Society, is now open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.

The store accepts donations of almost everything except furniture, according to store coordinator Curtis Lee, and donations are accepted during store hours only.

For more information, go to burnabyhospice.org.

TEAM RIDES FOR MENTAL HEALTH

A team from Crelogix, a business financial solution company in Burnaby, is participating in the Canadian Mental Health Association's annual community bike ride on June 24.

"Crelogix is honoured to be involved in this exceptional event again this year, which helps raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Mental Health Association and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness," said Crelogix's chief fun officer, Mario Cobuzzi, in a press release.

Cobuzzi is a member of the fundraising team participating in the ride. The company's chief fun officer "spearheads company sponsored social activities," according to Crelogix's website.

The ride has partnered with Ride Don't Hide to help expand the event this year, the release stated.

Last year's event raised more than $44,000 for the Super Saturday Kids Program, as well as mental health resources in the community.

BLOCK PARTY RAISES MONEY

A block party thrown by businesses in the new Firma building in the Heights raised $1,600 for the Burnaby Camping Bureau, according to a press release.

Organizers estimate 1,000 people showed up for the event on May 5.

Community Savings Credit Union, Caffe Divano, Artspace children's art centre, Boffo Developments, the Heights Merchants Association and Burnaby Community Connections, participated in the event.

The money went to Burnaby Community Connections' Burnaby Camping Bureau, which provides subsidies for summer camp to lowincome families.

"The money raised by this event will provide a life-changing experience for these children," said Stephen D'Souza, executive director for the bureau, in the release.

BOARD HOSTS BREAKFAST EVENT

The Burnaby Board of Trade is hosting a breakfast event with John Cummins, leader of the B.C. Conservatives, on June 13.

The former Member of Parliament will be speaking about talk of a merger with the governing B.C. Liberals, as well as Conservative policy positions, at the event, which is part of the board's distinguished speaker series.

It is being held on Wednesday at 7: 30 a.m. at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown.

Tickets are $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers.

To register, phone 604412-0100, email ricky@ bbot.ca, or sign up online via the board's website at www.bbot.ca.

Do you have an item for Movers & Shakers? Send ideas from the business community to Janaya, jfullerevans@burnabynow.com.

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