Share-a-bears now in BC Liquor Stores


VANCOUVER – BC Liquor Stores throughout the province have welcomed the arrival of twin teddy bears for the Share-a-Bear campaign, a central part of the annual holiday season in BC Liquor Stores.


BC Liquor Stores customers purchase twin teddy bears for $11 and then ‘share’ one of the bear twins with a local community charity. BC Liquor Stores staff donate the ‘shared’ bear to families in need through children’s charities, shelters and hospitals in their local community.

The teddy bears are twins – and these plush caramel-and-cream twin bears are guaranteed to be a hit with young and old alike.

“The Share-a-Bear program is a great way to put a smile on a child’s face,” said Roger Bissoondatt, the Liquor Distribution Branch’s acting general manager. “Our employees are committed to supporting local organizations that reach out to the less fortunate in their communities, and many of our customers demonstrate that same commitment by supporting our campaigns such as Share-a-Bear.”

Last year more than 27,000 bears were donated to families with children in need, and more than 400,000 bears have been donated since the program began in 1989.

Bears can be purchased at all BC Liquor Stores throughout the province. For a list of locations and hours of operation, please visit:

Vince Cournoyer
A/Communications Manager
Liquor Distribution Branch
Tel: 604 252-2874
Cell: 604 313-2295

Tarina Palmer
Senior Communications Program Officer
Liquor Distribution Branch
Tel: 604 252-3028
Cell: 604 362-4984

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