(Vancouver, B.C.) - The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club took part in Safeway Canada's latest community initiative by partnering with Easter Seals Canada and Special Olympics Canada to launch a fundraising and awareness building campaign in support of Canadians with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Through the month of April, Canada Safeway will be asking their shoppers to help support both Easter Seals and Special Olympics across Canada through a number of awareness campaigns.
On Tuesday, the Vancouver Canadians were able to help Safeway Canada with their annual Umbrella Decorating Challenge. Located at Safeway in downtown Vancouver, C's mascots Bob Brown Bear, Chef Wasabi and Ms. BC Roll joined a number of local celebrities including B.C. home building icon Shell Busey to decorate a number of bright and fun umbrellas.
"Helping our neighbours living with a diverse range of abilities has long been a Safeway priority," siad Canada Safeway President and COO Chuck Mulveena.
"When we were asked to join in this community 'call to action', for the Vancouver Canadians, it was for certain that we would be here to help," added Canadians Manager, Community Relations Jeff Holloway.
Last year, over $1.6 million was raised during the annual campaign which sent hundreds of children with disabilities to Easter Seals camps and provided support for local programs offered through Special Olympics.