BC Breweries Take It All Off For Cancer – The BC Brewmasters’ Calendar
VICTORIA, BC – August 27, 2013 – There are few things that bring people together like conversation over a cold pint of locally brewed beer, and BC has no shortage excellent craft breweries for this to happen.
Unfortunately joyful occasions are not the only thing that brings people together. One in three British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and some of BC’s best craft breweries are coming together to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation in support of leading-edge research taking place at the BC Cancer Agency.
Spearheaded by the Moon Under Water Brewpub and Victoria Photographer Stacey Aumonier, 12 Brewmasters from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland have teamed up to ‘bare it all’ for a charity calendar that will raise funds to help researchers at the BC Cancer Agency improve cancer care for patients.
“We saw this as a great opportunity for the breweries of BC to work together and have a bit of fun along the way. It seems that everyone knows someone who is affected by cancer. The least we can do it help our community,” said Chelsea Walker, Co-Owner of The Moon Under Water.
The money collected from displaying their assets will all be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation. Each brewmaster will be tastefully posing (PG-13) in their own brewery with the spirit of bringing a bit of humour to an otherwise serious subject.
“This wonderful initiative will support innovative research taking place at the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre and across the province.” says Erik Dierks, Vice President, Development, at the BC Cancer Foundation. “Over 24,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and the funds raised by the participating local breweries will help to improve their lives. So bottoms up!”
The participating breweries are;
Parallel 49 (Vancouver)
Central City (Surrey)
Deep Cove (Vancouver
Tofino Brewing (Tofino)
Moon Under Water (Victoria)
Coal Harbour (Vancouver)
Howe Sound (Squamish)
Vancouver Island (Victoria)