LCBO Supports Campfire Circle for 30 Years
LCBO has been supporting Campfire Circle for 30 years. It all started with its annual charity BBQ at the Queen’s Quay location in 1992, a much-anticipated event that has raised more than $3.4 million since its inception. What started as a small gathering has grown to include the community with the support of the LCBO and trade members from the alcohol beverage industry.
Thanks to the tireless work of event organizers: Paul LaRose, Debbie Lennie, Rosa Forgione, and Lesley Bloor, the BBQ drew thousands of supporters and always included lots of great food, entertainment, vendor booths, games, a silent auction, raffles, and grab bags. Throughout the year, LCBO also helped raise funds for Campfire Circle with in-store supplier tastings and draws.
Last December, Campfire Circle was honoured to join the list of children’s charities supported by LCBO’s annual holiday campaign during its “Give a Gift That Makes a Difference” fundraising campaign which raised $7 million. Campfire Circle was featured as an LCBO charity beneficiary alongside Ontario’s four children’s hospitals: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation, Children’s Health Foundation, McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation and SickKids Foundation.
“LCBO is a longstanding, proud supporter of Campfire Circle. Together we can positively impact the children and families in our communities across the province,” says George Soleas, President and CEO, LCBO.
“We are proud of our partnership with the LCBO, and last winter, we were honoured to be recognized among Ontario’s top children’s charities,” says Alex Robertson, CEO, Campfire Circle. “As we work alongside our paediatric health-care partners, Campfire Circle plays a key role in bringing joy and laughter to kids with cancer or serious illness and their families, providing play-based programs right at their bedside in hospital. It is through champions, like the LCBO, that we are able to continue to reach more kids and families across Ontario.”
Thank you, LCBO, for your longstanding support.