VICTORIA, BC: BC Liquor Stores are again giving dry graduation events the ‘thumbs up,’ as part of the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s annual Support Dry Grad fundraising campaign.
Throughout the month of March, BC Liquor Stores customers are encouraged to donate a dollar or more to support alcohol-free graduation celebrations in their communities. In return, customers will receive a bright ‘thumbs up’ sticker to write their name on and display in-store to show their support for dry graduation events.
In 2019, 55 school districts, equating to 338 schools, will benefit from the proceeds of the Support Dry Grad campaign.
All donations go to the local school district in which the BC Liquor Store is located, and are distributed to public high schools and participating independent schools that are planning alcohol-free graduation activities.
Contributions by liquor store customers top up funds raised by parents, students and teachers who work all year to raise funds for dry graduation celebrations.
Last year, BC Liquor Store customers raised more than $275,000 to help students around the province celebrate their graduations with fun, alcohol-free events and activities, such as skating, bubble soccer, karaoke and excursions to the Vancouver Aquarium.
Written and released by BC Government.