Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer (FHKWC) is hosting its 10th annual herring sale to benefit the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation on Dec. 5.
Every year, FHKWC hosts a herring sale to raise money to buy books, musical instruments, laptops, games and other gifts to make the experience of kids receiving cancer treatment more comfortable.
This year, the fundraiser has adopted a “drive-through” model where community members can purchase vouchers ahead of the event. Twenty-pound bags of herring are being sold for $20.
Once they’ve purchased their voucher, they will be given a specific time to pick up the herring at the Steveston Harbour Authority office on Trites Road.
On the day of the fundraiser, drivers will be asked to queue up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m on the southbound side of Trites Road.
Aaron Chin, spokesperson of FHKWC, said the drive-through model and their safety measures have been approved by Vancouver Coastal Health.
“The valuable labour of the commercial fishing industry and our dedicated volunteers make it possible for us to give all of the proceeds to BC Children’s Hospital,” said Chin.
“We appreciate all donations, big and small, to this important cause.”
Patrons are asked to arrive with their pre-purchased tickets printed or downloaded onto their mobile devices for scanning.
Drivers are also reminded to prepare lined boxes in their trunks so volunteers can place bagged herrings directly into them to avoid any physical contact.
The sale will be at 12740 Trites Road and tickets can bought online at FHKWC.ca/herring_sale.html