Share A Bear brings smiles to ER & Ambulatory

Submitted by EKFH on 08-12-2011

Cranbrook, BC… Each year, during the holiday season, BC Liquor Stores invite customers to Share A Bear to support a good cause. For $11, customers choose one bear to take home while its twin is donated to a shelter, hospital or other worthwhile charity to brighten the holiday season for a child.

The management and staff at the Cranbrook branch are doing their part by recently donating over 130 of the 2011-12 Share A Bears (available in a dark brown fur and a light brown fur) to the emergency and ambulatory care departments at East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director explains, “Over the past several years, the foundation has been the recipient of the Share A Bear Program. What a highlight for me to be the one to deliver these super cuddly and soft bears to our nursing teams who have the privilege of presenting them to kids in the hospital.”

In 2010, thanks to BC Liquor Store customers, more than 28,000 bears were donated to children in various hospitals, shelters and special homes throughout the province. Since the program began in 1989, more than 400,000 bears have been donated to British Columbia charities.

Share A Bear this year and help brighten the holiday season for a child.

For more information on the Share A Bear program contact Donna at EKFH, 250 489-6481 or learn more about the history of the BC Liquor Stores program at