More than $500,000 raised by BC Liquor Stores for dry grad

Barriere Liquor Store has raised $2,076 that will go towards supporting dry grad at Barriere Secondary School

Whether it’s river rafting, overnight bowling, boat cruises or laser tag, more than 52,000 B.C. students can celebrate their graduation at safe, alcohol-free events, thanks in large part to funding raised by BC Liquor Stores’ annual Support Dry Grad campaign.

This year, customer donations to the Support Dry Grad campaign totalled $508,942 – more than double the amount raised by the campaign a decade ago.

Organized by students, parents and schools, dry grad events enable students to mark this important milestone in fun, alcohol-free ways.

The BC Liquor Store in Barriere raised $2,076 in donations for Barriere Secondary’s Dry Grad.  The total raised within School District 73 was $13,378.

This summer, donations made at BC Liquor Stores will support dry grad events throughout the province for more than 270 schools in 56 school districts, as well as for 33 independent schools.

This year’s Support Dry Grad campaign ran from Feb. 24 to March 31.

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton, said, “BC Liquor Stores’ annual Support Dry Grad campaign complements the tremendous efforts made by students, parents and school districts to ensure high school students celebrate their graduation safely at an alcohol-free event.”

Since 2001, BC Liquor Stores’ Support Dry Grad campaign has raised more than $5.4 million. The campaign is an integral part of the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s efforts to prevent underage drinking and promote zero consumption by minors.

“Our thanks go out to the many generous customers who donated to this important campaign, and we encourage all graduates to celebrate their hard work and success in a fun and responsible manner, “ says Liquor Distribution Branch general manager & chief executive officer, Blain Lawson.

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