Grads get a hand

More than $459,000 raised in BC Liquor Store Dry Grad campaign.

BC Liquor Store customers showed their support for alcohol-free graduation celebrations by donating more than $459,000 to this year’s Support Dry Grad Campaign.

The Support Dry Grad Campaign is an annual community fundraising campaign held in 195 BC Liquor Stores throughout British Columbia. Since 2001, it has raised more than $4.9 million.

During the Support Dry Grad Campaign, BC Liquor Store customers are asked if they would like to donate $1 to help fund alcohol-free celebration events for graduating high school students in their local community.

“I’m impressed by the generosity shown by British Columbians for the Support Dry Grad Campaign,” said Suzanne Anton, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. “The Province strongly supports dry grad activities as a way for students to celebrate safely on a night when risk is high.”

Fifty-five school districts and the Federation of Independent Schools participated in this year’s campaign. All of the contributions made to each store are sent to their local school district.