A&W hosts annual MS fundraiser

A&W fast food chains across the country worked together to raise funds to help cure multiple sclerosis (MS).

Brook Strong makes a donation to the A&W MS Fundraiser Thursday

A&W fast food chains across the country worked together to raise funds to help cure multiple sclerosis (MS).

Working with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, the Burgers to Beat MS fundraising event, held Thursday, Aug. 25, donated one dollar for every teen burger purchased. Along with the other items for sale and by taking donations the program aimed to raise as much money as possible.

A&W assistant manager Gil Pelayo said the day is always one of their busiest due to the strong support from members of the community. For this area, Ponoka, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Lacombe and Rimbey all took part in the fundraiser.

“It’s going to be a big event to share some funds to MS (Society),” said Pelayo.

Every year on Aug. 25 A&W hosts the event and staff are kept busy. “Most of the time the whole day is busy.”

Taking a break is a challenge too as customers really keep the burgers flying out the window. To try and increase the money going to the MS Society, items were up for sale at the front of the store. Half of the profits go to the society, which researches ways to deal with the disease.

Results were not available at press time but the initiative has raised more than $8 million in the past seven years.

 

Just Posted

Wolf Creek Schools raises Treaty 6 flag for first time

Chiefs, school officials took part in a ceremony that is aimed at acknowledging Treaty 6 land

Pair arrested in Ponoka with several weapons, face 98 charges

Two men nabbed after early morning suspicious vehicle reported, stolen weapons found

UPDATE: 18-year-old Rimbey teen dies in collision

A portion of Highway 53 west of Rimbey is down to one lane while crews investigate

Ponoka County approves $70,000 to dredge Parkland Beach

Parkland Beach to see some dredging support from Ponoka County

Ponoka sets bylaw on cannabis retail, pushes for quick public consumption regulation

Town passes first reading on retail outlet bylaw, questions staff on need to separate public usage

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Appeal pipeline decision but consult Indigenous communities, Scheer says

The federal appeals court halted the Trans Mountain expansion last month

‘I’ll never forgive you:’ Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste.

Man accused of mailing bomb to his brother in B.C. has died

Leon Nepper was found in ‘medical distress’ at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on Sunday

Most Read