Columbia Valley, please pick up the tab. Not the bill, but those aluminum tabs on soft drinks, beer and animal food containers.
These small tabs — openers to refreshment — go a long way to support the Ronald McDonald House in Calgary. Many of our valley families have benefited when they had a sick or injured child in the Calgary Children’s Hospital. The tabs, recycled to the aluminum company, will provide funds to keep the facility right next to the hospital solvent. This past school year, two schools in the valley collected tabs: Edgewater Elementary and Martin Morigeau Elementary brought in four collector buckets.
The arena also collected and made a large contribution. What could be litter or landfill becomes funds, and you can still take the cans to the recycling depot for rebate.
Drop off for your collection can be made at Sobeys (by the bottled water), AG Valley Foods (by the Food Bank bin) and the Invermere Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, please contact a Hoffmann at 250-342-6752.
— Submitted by Gail Hoffmann