Sunshine Foundation

8th Annual BMO Shred-a-thon in Kelowna, BC, Raises $5,846 for Sunshine

Friday, September 23, 2016

On Saturday, September 17th, local Kelowna, BC residents and businesses were invited to drop off documents for confidential shredding by Iron Mountain at the BMO Capri Centre Branch during the 8th annual BMO Shred-a-thon.  Despite being a soggy rainy day, the event was a great success raising $5,846 in cash donations to support Sunshine Dream Programs.

Many volunteers came out to help BMO in their support of Sunshine including 29 BMO staff that spent their day directing cars, unloading bags and boxes of documents to be shredded, and making sure all donations were handled quickly (and didn’t get wet). Local Sunshine volunteers from the Kelowna region were also on site to help out, bringing with them the lovable Sunshine Bear.

In addition to BMO’s commitment, the BMO Shred-a-thon would not be possible without the support of Iron Mountain and their professional shredding services, donating trucks, staff time, and bins for disposing of all the shredded documents. Our friends from Papa John’s Pizza in Kelowna also helped to make the day a success by joining the BMO crew and all the volunteers for lunch, donating delicious pizzas to help fuel the hard working Shred-a-thon team.

Hannah Sunshine DreamerSunshine was proud to have local Sunshine Dreamer Hannah, join the event, pitching in to help thank each car that came through with a special thank you post card. Hannah recently received her Sunshine Dream come true of a new hand-cycle for keeping fit and having fun and was very eager to help raise funds to help more kids have their dreams come true.

The funds raised at this year’s BMO Shred-a-thon will be presented to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada at the awards ceremony at the BMO Okanagan Marathon, taking place on October 8th- 9th. Hannah will also be attending the Marathon as a representative for Sunshine, thanking runners for collecting donations to make dreams come true.

Since 1998, BMO Financial Group in Kelowna has contributed over $370,000 to our Sunshine Dream Program through employee events, the BMO Shred-a-Thon and the BMO Okanagan Marathon.  Sunshine is deeply grateful for the generous support from BMO Financial Group’s volunteers, senior management and customers, and all the invididuals who donated.

Thank you to BMO Financial Group, Iron Mountain, Papa John’s Pizza, Hannah and her family, all the volunteers, and everyone who participated in this year’s BMO Shred-a-thon. You’re all dream makers!

Interested in making dreams come true? Pledge a runner at the BMO Okanagan Marathon.