May 4, 2011

Kamloops Photo Chosen for Charity Calendar

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops and Communities in Bloom submitted a photo of Kamloops to be considered for the Home Hardware Charity Calendar. The photo, taken by local photographer Kelly Funk, was of the Wildlights Festival at the BC Wildlife Park as part of the Winter Lights Celebration. This photo was chosen to be included in the 2012 edition of the calendar.

The Charity Calendar has been distributed by Home Hardware for 20 years. The calendar has supported the SickKids Foundation since 1999 and has raised over $1,500,000 for the Foundation in that time. In the past years, the calendar has raised over $100,000 annually.

There will be 450,000 copies distributed via 1,000 Home Hardware stores. All calendars are purchased by Home Hardware dealers and distributed in their stores. All proceeds go to the SickKids Foundation.

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Media Contact:
Shawn Cook, Parks Operations Supervisor
City of Kamloops
250-828-3695
scook@kamloops.ca

Glenn Grant, General Manager
BC Wildlife Park
250-573-3242 ext 231
glenn@bczoo.org