On Wednesday, August 29, more than 1,100 convenience stores across Canada – including some in Pictou County – will be participating in C-Store Day, an event where community leaders work 15-minute “shifts” alongside convenience store staff to raise funds for Children’s Wish.
In 2017, the event went national for the first time and took place in each Canadian province, with 190 community leaders participating in 175 stores from coast-to-coast. Participants ranged from local leaders such as municipal councillors, mayors, police chiefs, and chamber of commerce leaders to premiers, federal and provincial Cabinet ministers, Olympians, and even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
In 2018, the goal is to surpass last year’s numbers in participants and dollars raised.
“We believe $100,000 is achievable,” said Satinder Chera, president of the Canadian Convenience Stores Associations. The Children’s Wish Foundation granted its 25,000 wish in 2017 – a significant achievement for a 100 per cent Canadian charity.
In Atlantic Canada, more than 304 stores will be participating. Local stores participating are Blue Acres New Glasgow, 322 Bridge Avenue, and Wilson’s New Glasgow, 307 Marsh Street, New Glasgow.
To find a location near you, please look up online at cstoreday.ca.
C-Store Day is organized by the Canadian Convenience Stores Association. Since its inception in 2012, C-Store Day has raised over $260,000 for charity including the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. In 2018, 100 per cent of proceeds raised will go to support the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.
The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life threatening illness. For over 34 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 25,000 children and their families.