BC SPCA’s Treat Week kicks off in Quesnel

As of Feb. 23, there were 12 confirmed local businesses participating in the event

Treats aren’t just for your pets. Help raise money for the BC SPCA with Treat Week. Submitted Image.

Several Quesnel businesses are participating in this week’s Treat Week fundraiser for the Quesnel branch of the BC SPCA.

The province-wide fundraiser encourages businesses to bake treats to sell by donations, which all return to their local branch of the BC SPCA. Christina Lawrence, who works for the Quesnel branch of the BC SPCA, says she’ll be going around and visiting participating businesses with a dog from the shelter throughout the week.

Last year’s Cupcake Day fundraiser brought in just over $1,000 for the local branch, and with even more businesses involved in 2019, Lawrence says she expects that number will go up.

“By participating in Treat Week, animal lovers can help save the lives of our province’s most vulnerable animals while make everyone’s lives a little sweeter,” Tess Repenning, the manager of peer-to-peer fundraising for the BC SPCA, said in a press release. “We are inviting participants to register their event at treatweek.ca to receive fundraising help, fantastic exclusives and more.”

This year, Treat Week takes place Feb. 25 to March 3, and is expanding from cupcakes to include brownies, macarons, pancakes, popcorn, cocktails, lattes or any other treat you’d like to offer. You can show your love for animals by taking treats into work or school, or throwing a party for family and friends. All the “dough” raised from Treat Week goes to help abandoned, neglected or abused animals in the BC SPCA’s care across the province.

As of Saturday, Feb. 23, there were 12 confirmed local businesses/organizations participating in the fundraiser. Have a sweet tooth? Try checking out these local businesses:

  • AC&D Insurance
  • Bouchie Lake Country Store
  • Bosley’s by Pet Valu
  • Total Pet
  • Lil Red Pony Feed and Supplies
  • Four Rivers Co-op
  • Fraserview Pharmacy
  • CF Diesel and Tire
  • Fraser River Chevrolet Dealership
  • Barkerville Brewery

The Quesnel RCMP and the City of Quesnel labour staff are also participating; however, their events are just for employees.

With files from Black Press Digital

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