Business

BC Safeway stores help send kids with disabilities to summer camp

Easter Seals Camp Ambassador Nathan Shipley with Safeway employees from the Peninsula Village store. - Photo submitted
Easter Seals Camp Ambassador Nathan Shipley with Safeway employees from the Peninsula Village store.
— image credit: Photo submitted

Last Friday (April 11), 18-year-old Easter Seals Ambassador Nathan Shipley was on hand at a Surrey Safeway store to officially kick off the Safeway/Easter Seals Send Kids to Camp Campaign.

Shipley has attended Easter Seals Camp Squamish each year since he was eight.

"To me, camp means fun, meeting and hanging out with people that also use wheelchairs, getting a chance to do new things, and giving his parents a bit of a holiday," Shipley said. "The counsellors are always positive. Disability is always second and the person is first.”

Easter Seals is partnering with Safeway stores in Western Canada from April 11-25, and Safeway customers will be invited to make a donation of $2 at any Safeway store and in return receive five AIRMILES Reward Miles. Last year, $1.2 million was raised during the spring campaign, which helped support important Easter Seals programs throughout Canada.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
9-year-old girl lured from Surrey bedroom and sexually assaulted
 
Junior Jays win Premier league playoff
 
Double stabbing leaves one dead, another man injured
For Bieksa, hockey’s a labour of love
 
Call-in meeting to talk Surrey transit
 
Vintage roadster destroyed in fiery crash
Double the fun as California rider wins twice at Thunderbird Show Park
 
Music in the park
 
Candidate creates election website for Maple Ridge

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.