Boston Pizza Foundation donates $20,000 to kick-off campaign
EDMONTON, May 24, 2011 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, May 25th, $5.00 from the sale of every medium and large pizza sold at any of the
93 Boston Pizza locations in Alberta will be donated to help with the
rebuilding of Slave Lake.
"Boston Pizza International, the Boston Pizza Foundation and our
franchisees in Alberta have joined together to help raise funds for the
rebuilding of Slave Lake, Alberta," says Alan Howie, Regional Vice
President, Boston Pizza International. "With a Boston Pizza restaurant
in Slave Lake, we have been following the events over the past few
weeks very closely and this fundraiser will help our friends and
neighbours during this difficult time."
The Boston Pizza Foundation has committed $20,000 in support of Slave
Lake and this, along with all funds raised in-store, will be directed
towards the rebuilding phase of relief efforts.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Slave Lake and all
those affected by recent events," said Cheryl Treliving, Executive
Director, Boston Pizza Foundation. "We also recognize the tremendous
efforts of the volunteers and residents who have worked tirelessly
around the clock throughout the community."
About Boston Pizza International
Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada's No. 1 casual dining brand
with more than 340 restaurants in Canada. Annually, Boston Pizza serves
more than 40 million guests. The company has been recognized as one of
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies and was named one of Canada's 10
Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital for 2007
and 2008. Boston Pizza International Inc. is located in Richmond, B.C.
and has regional offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Laval, Quebec. For
more information visit www.bostonpizza.com.
About the Boston Pizza
The Boston Pizza Foundation raises funds for many charities across
Canada, including Kids Help Phone, Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Since its
inception in 1990, the Boston Pizza Foundation has raised more than
$12.1 million through various fundraising initiatives, the money raised
supports local, national, and global non-profit organizations, all of
which directly improve the health and well-being of children and
families. For more information visit www.bostonpizza.com.
SOURCE Boston Pizza International Inc.
For further information:
Director of Communications, Boston Pizza International
Manager of Partnerships and Programs, Boston Pizza Foundation