White Spot fundraiser provides summer camp for kids

Pirate Pak Day runs tomorrow at BC locations and four in Alberta

Buccaneers both young and young-at-heart can re-live childhood memories tomorrow (Aug. 12) by ordering an Adult Pirate Pak at White Spot restaurants – including Campbell River’s.

Pirate Pak Day has become an anticipated annual tradition that has raised a total of $347,172 since its inception and sent more than 100 children to Zajac Ranch for Children, a charity that provides kids and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities a unique summer camp experience, according to a release by White Spot.

“Pirate Pak Day is a big event for us, one that both our staff and guests look forward to every year,” says White Spot President Warren Erhart. “Money raised on this special day helps young mateys facing difficult challenges, and wouldn’t be possible without the participation of our valued guests. We’ll be dressed up in our best swashbuckling outfits, so come join the merriment!”

“Community initiatives like Pirate Pak Day help us offer illness-specific camps that put smiles of the faces of these kids. For instance, many of our campers get to ride a horse for the first time in their life,” says Mel Zajac, founder of Zajac Ranch for Children.

On Aug. 12 only, Adult Pirate Paks are available for both dine-in and take-out, in four options: Legendary Burger, BC Chicken Burger, Bacon Cheddar Bigger Burger and Portobello Provolone Veggie Burger.

Each option comes in the nostalgic Pirate Pak boat, with a bounty of fresh-cut ‘endless’ fries, creamy coleslaw, soft drink, premium rich ice cream and the treasured chocolate ‘gold’ coin.