Boston Pizza Supports Wildfire Relief Efforts in British Columbia

RICHMOND, BC, July 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Starting today, Boston Pizza restaurants across British Columbia will be accepting donations, in support of communities in British Columbia affected by the wildfires. Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects (BPFFP) will also match donations, up to $25,000. BPFFP will work with community leaders and charitable organizations to not only provide immediate relief for those affected, but to also provide support in rebuilding efforts following the crisis.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all British Columbians impacted by this tragedy," said Mark Pacinda, President and CEO, Boston Pizza International. "With the increasing severity of wild fires throughout Central British Columbia, our franchisee community and corporate staff are eager to provide support to those in need."

About Boston Pizza
Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada's No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 380 restaurants in Canada and more than $1 billion in sales. Annually, Boston Pizza serves more than 40 million guests. The company has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. Boston Pizza believes that strong role models inspire kids to be great, and in 2014, the Boston Pizza Foundation created Future Prospects to help support organizations that mentor kids to reach their full potential. 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 Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects
Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects was established in 2014 to raise funds and awareness for organizations that provide kids in Canada with role models and mentoring programs. BPF Future Prospects is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kids Help Phone, Live Different, JDRF and the Rick Hansen Foundation. Since its inception in 1990, the Boston Pizza Foundation has raised and donated more than $24 million to directly improve the health and well-being of children and families.

SOURCE Boston Pizza International Inc.

For further information: Alexandra Cygal, Senior Director of Communications, Boston Pizza International, 905-848-2700 - office, cygala@bostonpizza.com


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