BC Cannabis Stores help raise $1M for Ukraine

Published on May 19, 2022 by oz. staff

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The BC Cannabis Stores location in Kelowna.

More than $1 million has been raised by cannabis and alcohol customers who shop at BC’s provincially run stores.

The province says BC Liquor Store and BC Cannabis Stores customers have donated across the province to support those affected by the war in Ukraine.

Between Feb. 28 and April 24, customers donated $1,081,272.98 for the Canadian Red Cross’ Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.

“These donations will help the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement provide humanitarian assistance, such as vital medical supplies, food, water, clothing, shelter, hygiene items, heating fuel, psychosocial support and other urgent items for those in need,” says Pat Quealey, vice-president, British Columbia and Yukon, Canadian Red Cross.

The BCCS store in Kamloops at Columbia Place was the top performing cannabis store, raising $7,107. Stores in Cranbrook and Port Coquitlam were also top performers.