Province launches Support Dry Grad campaign

Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff is urging people to support this year’s Support Dry Grad campaign.

Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff is urging people to support this year’s Support Dry Grad campaign by making a donation at any B.C. Liquor Store.

Contributions by liquor store customers and staff will add to the money raised by parents, students and teachers for the alcohol-free grad celebrations.

Last year, liquor stores within the Okanagan Skaha School District contributed $6,906 to dry grad events.

This year’s campaign continues until March 30.

“There is no prouder moment for a parent than the graduation of your children,” Barisoff said.

“The Dry Grad campaign ensures that our young adults’ graduation will be safe and inclusive.”

For more than a decade, the Support Dry Grad campaign in B.C. Liquor Stores has been in place.

Last year’s campaign raised more than $540,000 across the province.