Media Alert: South African wine fair helps support kids with cancer and salutes LCBO Queens Quay store 50th anniversary

    TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  The Wines of South Africa trade association is presenting a free
           wine fair in support of Camp Oochigeas at the LCBO Queens Quay
           store. The Fair is also a salute to the 50th anniversary of the
           store, which opened on June 2, 1958.

           The public is invited to sample from a wide range of South African
           wines paired with a variety of artisanal cheeses from Ontario and
           Quebec. The South African suppliers are donating the normal fee
           for participating in such an event to Camp Oochigeas.

           Camp Oochigeas is one of Ontario's foremost camps for kids with
           cancer located on a private lake outside Rosseau. 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 transfusions.

           The Queens Quay store is one of LCBO's busiest outlets, serving
           downtown workers and residents as well as hotels and restaurants.
           It opened on June 2, 1958, as a counter-style operation and was
           converted to a self-serve store in the early 1970s. In 1993, the
           store underwent a major renovation and the shopping area was
           tripled in size. Last year, the store's VINTAGES fine wines and
           spirits section was also expanded to better accommodate the more
           than 6,000 new products released every year through VINTAGES.

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

    WHEN:  June 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
           June 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
           June 8 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

For further information:

For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Layton, LCBO Media
Relations Co-ordinator, Tel. (416) 864-6772, Cell: (416) 587-3729, E-mail:

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