Dry Grad campaign kicks off in BC Liquor Stores

Once again this year the local BC Liquor Store in will be helping support a Dry Grad.

Golden BC Liquor Store Manager

Golden BC Liquor Store Manager

BC Liquor Store customers can now help support alcohol-free events for graduating high school students by making a donation at the cash register to support the Dry Grad Campaign.

Contributions by BC Liquor Store customers and staff top up funds raised by parents, students and teachers who work throughout the year raising money for alcohol-free graduation celebrations.

“Dry Grad is a terrific program that will help the Class of 2013 celebrate in a fun and safe manner and it is something I support every year. I encourage British Columbians to make a donation to support students in celebrating their hard work and success,” said Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, Rich Coleman.

Last year, BC Liquor Store customers and staff throughout the province donated over $540,000 that helped graduating classes celebrate at events such as carnival nights, overnight camping trips and boat cruises.

“The Dry Grad Campaign is one of the more significant initiatives we support as part of our corporate social responsibility program, and it is a great example of our customers’ and staff’s commitment to their communities,” said LDB acting general manager, Roger Bissoondatt.

For over a decade, the Support Dry Grad Campaign in BC Liquor Stores has helped prevent underage drinking and has raised more than $4.4 million.