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VANCOUVER – June 1, 2017 - On Saturday June 3rd, come out and support the North Shore Rescue (NSR) and the Tim Jones Legacy fund by enjoying a burger at your favourite North Shore White Spot. For every burger entrée sold from our special North Shore Rescue Burger Day menu at Park & Tilford, Lonsdale, Park Royal and Pemberton Plaza restaurants, a total of $1 will be donated to the Tim Jones Legacy Fund and NSR. In addition, 25 cents from the sale of every 20 oz Nat’s Pale Ale or Lager by Granville Island Brewing, will be included in the donation.
This is the second annual event, which was created to raise funds and honour the legacy of Tim Jones. Tim was the leader of the NSR for over 25 years when he passed away suddenly in January 2014. Tim’s goal was to create stable funding for all search and rescue efforts in the province, covering all operating expenses from year to year. As a team, the NSR wishes to honour his legacy and build his dream of sustainable funding.
North Shore Rescue members will also be present at the Pemberton Plaza location, from 10 am – 3 pm, to engage and educate the public about their role in the community. Members will be discussing trip planning, the 10 essentials to carry in the mountains and how to safely recreate in the beautiful North Shore mountains.
“We are so thankful for the generosity of the North Shore White Spot restaurants,” says NSR Team Leader, Mike Danks. “With special fundraising days like this one, our organization moves one step closer to fulfilling Tim’s dream.”
“Tim Jones was a big supporter of our North Shore White Spot restaurants,” says White Spot Vice President of Marketing, Cathy Tostenson. “Tim and his team would often come for a meal after a rescue. His favourite meal was our Monty Mushroom burger! We are so thankful for the NSR and their tireless efforts to educate and raise awareness on how to safely enjoy our local mountains.”
About North Shore Rescue
NSR is a volunteer, community-based search and rescue team. Its members are from all walks of life, but share a common interest in providing an important life-saving service to the public 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The team consists of approximately 40 volunteers skilled in search and rescue operations in mountain, canyon and urban settings. NSR performs approximately 90 search and rescue operations annually. Members participate in different support or rescue categories, depending on individual skills and participation levels. For more information on NSR visit www.northshorerescue.com
About White Spot
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, White Spot is Canada’s longest-running restaurant chain, celebrating their 89th year. Founded in 1928, when Nat Bailey launched Canada’s first drive-in restaurant at Granville and 67th, the 89-year-young chain now sees more than 17 million guests annually at 133 White Spot and Triple O’s locations throughout B.C., Alberta and Asia. Bailey’s original vision was to build a restaurant that served the highest quality, unique tasting food and White Spot remains committed to continuing this tradition in each and every meal. White Spot Limited is proud to have achieved platinum status by being recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for the past seven consecutive years.-30-
Cathy Tostenson, VP of Marketing & Menu Development
White Spot Restaurants
Park & Tilford
333 Brooksbank Ave.
2205 Lonsdale Ave.
Park Royal South
797 Main Street
#107-1226 Marine Dr