Liquor store customers help dry grad

School District 27 has received $10,943 from the BC Liquor Store’s Support Dry Grad campaign

School District 27 has received $10,943 from the BC Liquor Store’s Support Dry Grad campaign to support alcohol-free high school graduation celebrations in their communities.

Some $540,692 has been donated by BC Liquor Store customers to support high schools across British Columbia that are planning alcohol-free graduation events.

The contributions by liquor store customers supplement funds raised by parents, students and teachers who volunteer year-round to raise funds for dry grads.

“I’m so proud of the kids for making it this far,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett.

“It’s a really special time in their lives, but it’s still really important to be careful and safe. These funds will allow them to have exciting, memorable celebrations that are responsible as well.”

From Feb. 25 to March 31, BC Liquor Store customers were asked if they would like to support dry grad celebrations in their communities by donating $1.

This year, 55 school districts participated in the campaign. All donations collected are distributed to high schools hosting dry grad events.

Customers were given chocolates in recognition of their donation to the Dry Grad Campaign.