Media Alert: LCBO Queens Quay BBQ helps send kids with cancer to camp

TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:    The LCBO Queens Quay store and its suppliers are presenting
             their 19th annual barbecue in support of Camp Oochigeas, a year-
             round camp for children affected by childhood cancer. The
             barbecue is open to the public. All proceeds go to the Camp.

             LCBO Senior VP of Retail Operations Roy Ecker will join Queens
             Quay and LCBO tasting program staff to present Camp Oochigeas
             Chair Howard Breen and Executive Director Rob Drynan with a
             cheque for $130,000. This represents donations from suppliers
             participating in store tastings and anticipated proceeds from
             this year's barbecue. With this donation, the LCBO and its
             suppliers will have raised more than $1.2 million for the camp
             in the last 19 years.

             Fundraising activities include skill-testing games and a silent
             auction. The 2010 Juno-nominated band "1977" will also perform.

             Located on a private lake outside Rosseau, Ontario, Camp Ooch,
             as it is affectionately called by the kids, offers eight weeks
             of summer camp for children with cancer. It also provides
             weekends at the camp throughout the fall and winter, day camp
             programs and year-round programming at The Hospital for Sick
             Children and in the community.
             Camp Ooch remains the only residential camp in Ontario to
             provide on-site chemotherapy and blood transfusions.

    WHERE:   LCBO Queens Quay Store parking lot
             2 Cooper Street (two blocks east of Yonge at Queens Quay
             Blvd. E.)

    WHEN:    Friday, June 4, 2010, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Cheque
             presentation at 12:45 p.m.)


For further information: For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Chris Layton, LCBO Media Relations Co-ordinator, Tel. (416) 864-6772, Cell: (416) 587-3729, E-mail:; Rob Drynan, Executive Director, Camp Oochigeas, Tel: (416) 961-6624, Cell: (416) 888-4004, E-mail:

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