Dairy Queen and the Vancouver Canucks unite to make miracles happen on August 13


BC Children’s Hospital to benefit from proceeds of all Blizzard Treat sales on Miracle Treat Day

Vancouver: On August 13, Vancouver Canucks alumni Kirk McLean and Darcy Rota will team up with Dairy Queen to support children treated at BC Children’s Hospital. The pair, along with Canucks mascot FIN, will be at the 5907 Fraser Street Dairy Queen store in Vancouver for the 13th annual Miracle Treat Day. Proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold at that location, as well as at participating Dairy Queen stores across the province, will be donated to BC Children’s Hospital, one of 14 children’s hospitals across Canada supported by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). Fans are encouraged to visit the DQ Grill & Chill at 5907 Fraser Street and buy a Blizzard to help save and improve the lives of children.

Miracle Treat Day is a one-day, national fundraising event that donates proceeds from all Blizzard Treats sold to Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals, including BC Children’s Hospital. Since the partnership began in 1984, DQ has become a top contributor to Children’s Miracle Network, with $100 million raised to date in support of sick and injured children across North America.

Media are invited to attend. Details below:


WHAT: 13th annual Miracle Treat Day in-store event

PHOTO OPP: Kirk McLean & Darcy Rota serving Blizzard® Treats and signing autographs at DQ® (along with FIN the mascot)

WHERE: DQ Grill & Chill®

5907 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC

WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 2015

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kirk McLean & Darcy Rota available from 11 am – 12:30 pm

FIN the mascot available from 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

WHO: Kirk McLean & Darcy Rota, Vancouver Canucks alumni (along with FIN the mascot)

Amarjit Janda, Dairy Queen® Canada store owner

Allison Hepworth, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation


About Dairy Queen Canada

Dairy Queen® Canada is a wholly owned division of International Dairy Queen® (IDQ), a system comprising more than 6,500 Dairy Queen® stores in Canada, the United States and 26 other countries worldwide. IDQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, legendary investor and CEO. Dairy Queen® Canada operates a system of more than 590 Dairy Queen® locations featuring signature products such as Blizzard® Treats, DQ® Cakes, Premium Fruit Smoothies and Julius® Originals, and other popular treats including burgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, chicken strips, and various other items.


About Children’s Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. These hospitals, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Established in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network raises funds to support critical research and education, purchase life-saving equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.


About BC Children’s Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is the province’s only full-service acute-care hospital dedicated to serving close to one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children’s Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children’s specialists, in their home community. Last year, more than 84,000 children were treated at BC Children’s. Funds raised by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation are used to support BC Children’s Hospital, its research institute and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. For more information visit www.bcchf.ca and follow @BCCHF on Twitter.