Terrace a top earner for Dry Grad funds

City ranks fifth in BC for donations through BC Liquor Store

It seems Terrace is among B.C.’s most generous communities in its effort to keep kids sober during graduation.

Donations to the Dry Grad campaign at BC Liquor Stores brought in $6,173 for Coast Mountains School District alcohol-free high school graduation celebrations. That figure places Terrace in fifth place out of the 192 government liquor stores in the province.

Overall the campaign raised more than $280,000 for 335 high schools in 55 school districts, according to a press release from the Attorney General’s office.

“Every year, we are blown away by the generosity of our customers and their fervour to get behind the Support Dry Grad campaign,” says Blain Lawson, Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) general manager and CEO. “The response is testament to the level of commitment from our customers and employees to keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors, and encouraging them to participate in safe, fun and memorable graduation celebrations.”

All donations raised by BC Liquor Stores (BCLS) go to the school district in which the store is located. Funds are distributed to public high schools and participating independent schools planning alcohol-free graduation activities.

This year’s campaign brings the grand total of funds raised since the campaign’s inception in 2001 to more than $7.1 million.

Organized by students, parents and schools, the aim of dry grad events is to allow students a chance to celebrate graduation in a fun, alcohol-free environment.

Top 5 earners for Dry Grad 2019

Haney, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows SD: $8,267

Langley, Langley SD: $7,275

Westwood Centre, Coquitlam SD: $7,070

Nicola Station, Coquitlam SD: $6,468

Terrace, Coast Mountains SD: $6,173


 


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