Media Alert: LCBO Queens Quay BBQ/South African wine fair helps send kids with cancer to camp

    TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  LCBO Queens Quay store and its suppliers are presenting their
           annual barbecue in support of Camp Oochigeas, one of Ontario's
           foremost camps for kids with cancer. The barbecue is open to the
           public and all proceeds go to the Camp.

           LCBO Senior VP of Retail Operations Roy Ecker and store staff will
           present Camp Oochigeas Executive Director Rob Drynan with a cheque
           for $135,000. This represents donations from suppliers
           participating in LCBO in-store tastings and anticipated proceeds
           from this year's barbecue.

           Fundraising activities include skill-testing games, silent auction
           and raffles for trips to Cuba, Nassau and California, as well as
           live music. The Queens Quay barbecue is one of the longest-running
           and biggest fundraisers for Camp Oochigeas, raising more than
           $750,000 in the last 16 years.

           The Wines of South Africa trade association is also supporting the
           Camp and saluting the 50th anniversary of the LCBO Queens Quay
           store with a free wine fair at the store following the barbecue.
           The public is invited to sample from a wide range of South Africa
           wines paired with a variety of artisanal cheeses from Ontario and
           Quebec. The Fair runs June 6 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., June 7 from
           1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and June 8 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Suppliers
           are covering the cost of the Fair and donating the money to the

           Located on a private lake outside Rosseau, Ontario, Camp Oochigeas
           opened in 1984 as a residential summer camp for kids with cancer.
           Camp Ooch, as it is affectionately called by the kids, offers
           eight weeks of summer camp for children with cancer and bereaved
           siblings; weekends at camp throughout the fall and winter, as well
           as year-round programming. It also remains the only residential
           camp in Ontario to provide on-site chemotherapy and blood

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

    WHEN:  Friday, June 6, 2008, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For further information:

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

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