/R E P E A T -- Media Alert: LCBO BBQ for Camp Oochigeas rescheduled for June 22 -- Helps send kids with cancer to camp/
TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ -
LCBO and its suppliers are presenting the 21st annual Queens Quay barbecue in support of Camp Oochigeas on Friday,
June 22. An earlier date for the annual event was postponed due to
rain and high winds. This fundraiser is open to the public and all
proceeds go to Camp Oochigeas, a year-round camp for children with
LCBO President & CEO Bob Peter and the Queens Quay store staff will present Andrew Irvine, Vice Chair, Camp Oochigeas Board of Directors, with a cheque for $160,217 representing the anticipated proceeds from this year's barbecue and donations from suppliers participating in year-round LCBO in-store tastings. The LCBO and its suppliers have raised more than $1.2 million for Camp Oochigeas in the last 20 years.
Fundraising activities include skill-testing games and a silent auction table with some 300 items, including vacation packages, electronics and unique gift baskets. There will also be live music.
Located on a private lake outside Rosseau, Ontario, "Camp Ooch", as the
kids affectionately call it, offers eight weeks of summer camp for
children affected by cancer. It also provides weekends at camp
throughout the fall and winter, day camp programs and year-round
programming at The Hospital for Sick Children and Ooch Downtown, its
urban camp facility in Toronto. Camp Ooch is the only residential camp
in Ontario to provide on-site chemotherapy and blood transfusions.
LCBO Head Office employee parking lot
Cooper Street at Queens Quay Boulevard East (two blocks east of Yonge Street immediately east of the LCBO Queens Quay store, next to Loblaws)
|WHEN:||Friday, June 22, 2012, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cheque presentation at 12:45 p.m.|
Photo, video and interview opportunities
For further information:
Chris Layton, LCBO Media Relations Co-ordinator
Tel. 416 864-6772; Cell: 416 587-3729
Sarah Flink, Account Coordinator, NKPR
Tel. 416 365-3630, Ext. 242