#BCCraftCares Fundraiser and August Contest – Donate Today!

Cover Photo via BC Wildlife Service

If you’ve grown up in BC, you know about our wildfire season. Every summer, as the weather gets warmer and drier, the risk of wildfires devastating this province’s beautiful landscape becomes higher and higher. For some BC residents, these fires have forced them to evacuate their homes; impacting their lives in a big way. Per Global BC, this year’s wildfire season is the 3rd worst in BC’s history, having burnt 426,000 hectares since April. On a personal level, my family who reside in Quesnel have been keeping a very close tab on the fires this year, which have affected the nearby communities of 100 Mile House and Williams Lake significantly.

You may be wondering, what the heck do the BC wildfires have to do with craft beer? Although the two aren’t directly related, this province’s craft beer industry has always placed an importance on supporting the communities in which they reside.

A large number of BC craft breweries and craft beer-related businesses have banded together to raise money to help those affected by the BC wildfires. Organized by Tim LaHay of @bccraftbreweries and @crafttourist, the #bccraftcares campaign has raised over $3,700 for the Red Cross thus far. For those that donate to the cause, you receive an entry into a pool of 31 craft beer related prizes (all of which were donated!!) with a prize being drawn each day in August. The earlier you donate, the more prizes you have a chance to win! Here’s how to enter:

Here’s How To Enter:

1. Go to the #bccraftcares Red Cross link here
2. Make a donation of $5 or more
3. Screen shot your donation amount
4. Email your screenshot to bccraftbreweries@gmail.com
5. Tim will reply with your contest entry numbers

List of Prizes Drawn Each Day:

August 1Brew North Strong – Abby Airshow Beer Festival passes including air show admission x 4 (giving away as 2 pairs)
August 2 – Chaos & Solace – Two bombers with glassware
August 3 – Trading Post – 3 bombers, a stubby, a toque, a keychain bottle opener and tote bag
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August 4 – Parallel 49 – 6 pack of Gypsy Tears, Snapback Hat, T-shirt, Growler
August 5 – Riot – T-shirt, Bomber and 12 pack
August 6 – Pro Line Sports – 64oz Stanley Growler with choice of fill with 4 insulated pint cups
August 7 – Main Street – Growler with a fill and a T-shirt
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August 8 – Moody Ales – Growler with a fill
August 9 – Vancouver Island Brewing – T-shirt, Hat, Towel, sunglasses, mug, coozie
August 10 – CPC Wood Craft – Rustic wall-mounted bottle opener
August 11 – Hearthstone – Growler with a fill and a T-shirt
August 12 – Pro Line Sports – 64oz Stanley Growlers with choice of fill with insulated 2 Steins
August 13 – Twin Sails – $50 GC
August 14 – Beau’s All Natural – 4-Pack, T-Shirt and sunglasses
August 15 – Andina – $50 Gift Card
August 16 – Driftwood – 2 Bombers, T-shirt, Keychain opener, Glassware
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August 17 – Scotties Liquor – $50 Gift Card
August 18 – Backcountry – Logoed Hoody
August 19 – Fuggles & Warlock – $50 Gift Card
August 20 – Pro Line Sports – 64oz Stanley Growlers with choice of fill, 16-qt Cooler, 2 insulated Stanley Pint cups
August 21 – Lighthouse – 2 Bombers, 2 6-packs
August 22 – Field House Growler with $25 GC
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August 23 – Old Yale – $50 GC
August 24 – Great Canadian Beer Festival – 2 passes to the festival
August 25 – Steel & Oak – Growler with a fill, 2 tasting flights, a hat and a T-Shirt
August 26 – Strathcona – A growler and a $100 gift card
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August 27 – Vancouver Brewery Tours – Tour for Two
August 28 – Chilliwack Hop Farm – Tour of the facility for two, Hop plants to take home and a $100 gift card.
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August 29 – Whistler Beer Fest – 2 x Flex Pass
August 30 – A-Frame – Private tour for 6 with tastings and a growler fill each – Also 3 hats
August 31 – Red Truck – Brewery tour for 4, $50 GC, Growler with a fill, 2 T-shirts, 2 hats, 2 Glasses, 2 Lanyards
August 31 – Spinnakers – One night stay at the brewpub, includes breakfast and dinner for two, a beer and truffle pairing.
If you haven’t had a chance to donate, now’s the time. This is a great cause that hits close to home for many BC residents. Plus, who doesn’t want to win some great craft beer and craft beer-related swag!
A huge shout out again to Tim LaHay aka Craft Tourist for organizing this Red Cross fundraiser and contest. Tim’s very active in the craft beer community, and is a great -person to talk to if you have any craft beer-related questions, or are interested in getting involved in the BC craft beer community.

Words: Chris

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