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 ORIGINAL JOE’S RESTAURANT AND BAR MAKES CONTRIBUTION TO RAINCOAST CONSERVATION FOUNDATION 

Community pint program proceeds donated to regional charity

VICTORIA, B.C. – Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar (OJ’s), one of Canada’s fastest growing casual dining establishments, is pleased to present the Raincoast Conservation Foundation with proceeds raised from the community pint program. OJ’s locations in Duncan, Nanaimo, Langford and Saanich joined forces to collect donations totaling $2,376.50.

OJ’s popular community pint program, part of their Community Care Fund, provides locations the opportunity to fundraise on behalf of a charity of their choice. A new beneficiary is selected every four months and 50 cents from a featured pint is donated to the cause.

Over a four month period, Original Joe’s and Okanagan Spring Brewery each donated 25 cents to Raincoast Conservation Foundation for every Okanagan Spring pint sold at OJ’s locations on Vancouver Island.

“The community pint program makes it possible for us to give back to the community in which we work and live,” explains Rebecca Baich, Nanaimo and Duncan OJ’s franchisee. “We are very privileged to live along the coast of British Columbia and are so grateful to partner with organizations like Raincoast Conservation Foundation who are focused on maintaining our pristine surroundings.”

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s dedicated team of conservationists and scientists use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and grassroots activism to further their conservation objectives. Raincoast partners with scientists, First Nations, local communities and NGOs to build support for decisions that protect marine and rainforest habitat on BC’s coast.

“We are so grateful for the support that OJ’s has given the Raincoast Conservation Foundation,” says Chris Genovali, executive director of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. “Support from community partners like OJ’s provides us with the resources necessary to carry out our mandate to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia.”

OJ’s is known throughout Western Canada as a neighbourhood restaurant and pub with a down-to-earth and friendly atmosphere. From pub classics to more creative items, OJ’s satisfies guests’ cravings with made-from-scratch comfort food. All of the participating OJ’s locations on Vancouver Island feature a selection of Okanagan Spring draughts.

OJ’s has 62 locations across Western Canada, including four locations on Vancouver Island.

For additional information, please visit www.originaljoes.ca or www.facebook.com/originaljoes and follow us on Twitter @originaljoes.

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About Original Joe’s

Original Joe’s (OJ’s) is a full service casual restaurant and bar with locations across Western Canada. With a menu of fresh, comforting and satisfying food, and well-selected spirits, wine and regionally crafted beer, OJ’s service is genuine and welcoming. Each Original Joe’s is part of the community it serves – down to earth and down the street. Original Joe’s is wholly owned and operated by FranWorks Franchise Corporation, an Alberta-based multi-brand restaurant, hospitality, retail and related services company. For more information, please visit www.originaljoes.ca.

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