A Red Cross worker speaks to a wildfire evacuee in Kamloops. Revelstoke businesses will be fundraising to support evacuees this Saturday, Aug. 12. ~ Photo by Greg Sabatino

Revelstoke businesses joining forces for B.C. wildfire fundraiser

Local businesses donating portion of sales on Saturday, Aug. 12, to Red Cross for wildfire relief

The Revelstoke Review, Universal Footwear and Pharmasave are spearheading a fundraiser to raise money for people impacted by B.C. wildfires.

This Saturday, Aug. 12, more than a dozen local businesses will be donating a portion of their sales to the Canadian Red Cross to support wildfire victims.

Wildfires have burned more than 600,000 hectares of land across B.C., with the Cariboo region and the Ashcroft/Cache Creek area impacted the most. It is already the second worst fire season in B.C.’s known history and more than 50,000 people have been forced from their homes at some point, while many have lost property.

Mavis Cann, the publisher of the Review, is working with all the participating businesses to arrange the fundraiser.

“We have the smoke to contend with here and we find that difficult to deal with. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have a fire and be evacuated or on evacuation alert,” she said. “It’s great to see the businesses of Revelstoke come together to help the Cariboo region of the province. So many people have to be ready to leave with a moments notice or are out of there homes and have no idea what they have to go back to. This just shows what a great community we live in.”

Here’s a list of participating businesses and how they are helping:

— Pharmasave is donating $1 for every $10 spent (up to a maximum).

— Universal Footwear is filling the boot and will match all donations (up to a maximum).

— Save-On-Foods is hosting a barbecue and all proceeds will go to Red Cross.

— The Nomad is donating $1 for every burger sold (up to a maximum).

— The 112 Restaurant and River City Pub are donating 10 per cent from all Mt. Begbie beer sales for the day.

— Cheers and Boulder Mountain Liquor Stores are donating 50 per cent of all ice sales for the day.

— The Revelstoke Credit Union is selling popcorn and pop from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all proceeds will go to the Red Cross.

Other participating businesses that have not confirmed their deals are The Village Idiot, Chubby Funster’s, The Big Eddy Pub, Jacobson Ford and PharmaChoice (formerly People’s Drug Mart).

If you would like to get involved, please contact Mavis Cann at 250-837-4667.

Just Posted

City of Revelstoke passes fire services bylaw

We are doing our end of the paperwork to be ready just in case this comes to fruition: mayor

Suspect in October standoff killed himself: Revelstoke RCMP

Mohammadali Darabi, suspect in Calgary homicide of roommate, was stopped in Revelstoke

Revy. Set. Grow! to build local food system

Weekend of farm-focused events will be hosted in Revelstoke Jan 13-14

CP Holiday Train to stop in Revelstoke Thursday

Event takes place in the afternoon with Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band performing

Sagmoen case adjourned, again

Small, yet mighty, rally again on Vernon courthouse steps

SPCA seizes 74 animals from Barriere property

Constables removed sheep, piglets, chickens and more

Penticton addiction recovery centre plan halted by neighbours

Recovery centre operator said neighbours bought property ‘in haste’

Reservations to be needed year-round at Garibaldi Park

Change will go into effect Jan. 2 to protest environment from overuse

Victoria gets approval for supervised consumption site

It is scheduled to open in the spring/summer of 2018 and will be the first permanent facility on Vancouver Island

Bear spray used in tenant dispute

Salmon Arm RCMP responding to Tappen home invasion find occupants sprayed in repllent

Home services, rental rates top concerns: B.C. seniors’ watchdog

Premier John Horgan pledges action on rental housing in 2018

‘Game-changing’ B.C.-born technology tests brain vital signs

B.C. neuroscientist describes the tech as ‘the world’s first objective physiological yard stick for brain function’

5-year anniversary of Sandy Hook shooting

When just saying ‘I’m from Newtown’ can be a cross to bear

Most Read