Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC (BigsNBC) is gearing up for the 10th annual Big Squeeze. The city-wide lemonade stand competition sees businesses and restaurants go head-to-head to determine who can raise the most money in support of pro-active mentoring in Prince George.
Businesses across the city have been tasked with selling lemonade by donation on Wednesday August 3 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Following the selling period, the title of the “Big Squeeze” will be awarded to the top fundraiser, along with a trophy to display. In order to raise the stakes, BigsNBC staff will be visiting each location to do a taste test, awarding one lemonade as “best tasting.”
Restaurants are joining in on the fun in their own category and will be selling lemonade during business hours. The top selling restaurant will also be awarded the title of “Big Squeeze” along with a trophy and bragging rights.
“Ten years ago local businesses jumped at this wacky idea of selling lemonade in support of our agency’s mentoring programs. Over the years we have seen a lot of creativity and businesses have shown a lot of zest for the competition,” said Tim Bennett, Executive Director. “Since its inception in 2013 this made in PG event has raised over $80,000 for our programs and now has been duplicated with many other Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across Canada.”
BigsNBC is hoping to raise a total of $10,000 to be allocated to recruitment and supplies for the In School Mentoring Program.
See all participating businesses and restaurants at www.bigsnbc.ca/bigsqueeze