Share a bear and spread cheer this holiday season

Twin teddy bears are back for the annual Share-a-Bear campaign

A set of twin panda teddy bears await purchase at the BC Liquor Store in Barriere.  Buy the set for just $12.50 and one bear is then given to either the Food Bank

A set of twin panda teddy bears await purchase at the BC Liquor Store in Barriere. Buy the set for just $12.50 and one bear is then given to either the Food Bank

The twin teddy bears are back for the annual Share-a-Bear campaign which is now running in BC Liquor Stores throughout the province.

From now until Christmas, BC Liquor Stores customers can purchase a set of twin pandas for $12.50, and one of the twins will be shared with a local community charity.

Each year, BC Liquor Store employees select charities in their communities that help families in need-from children’s hospitals to shelters -then distribute the donated teddy bears in time for the holidays.

The manager at the BC Liquor Store in Barriere says the store receives 48 sets of bears.  As each set is sold they distribute  the shared bear to the following organizations within Barriere; 24 bears to the Food Bank, 12 bears to the RCMP Detachment and 12 bears to the Barriere Medical Centre.

Customers can also participate in a free draw for a giant panda bear that is approximately 56 centimetres tall.

With each BC Liquor Store having two giant panda bears up for grabs.