Pop a tab for those in need

Columbia Valley, please pick up the tab.

Columbia Valley, please pick up the tab. Not the bill, but the aluminum tabs on soft drinks, deer, 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 benefitted when they had a sick or injured child in the Calgary Children’s Hospital. Money generated from the recycling of the tabs will provide funds to keep the facility, which is right next to the hospital, solvent.

This past 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 a rebate.

Drop off your collected tabs at Sobeys (by the bottled water) or AG Valley Foods (by the food band bin) in Invermere, or at the Radium and Invermere Chambers of Commerce. For more information call 250-342-6752.