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On Friday, December 14, the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel will once again host SHORE 104.3’s second annual 12 Bands of Christmas Food Drive. Vancouverites are invited to enjoy a full day of music and festivities as well the chance to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

From 7 am to 7 pm, The Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Pacific Rim will showcase 12 hours of non-stop musical performances from some of Lower Mainland’s top talents.

Dominique Fricot
[Dominique Fricot]

A few of Vancouver’s most established acts are scheduled to appear, including Greg Drummond, Zaac Pick, Dominique Fricot, Redgy Blackout, Harpoonish and the Axe Murderer, Dan Moxon of Bend Sinister and Matt & Matt from the The Matinee.
In 2011, SHORE 104.3 and Fairmont Pacific Rim raised an impressive $95,859.90 (translating into $287,579.70 of buying power). This year, the Vancouver community is asked to be a ‘Community Angel’ and stop by the hotel between 6 am and 7 pm with a non-perishable food item or cash donation.

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society will be onsite to accept cash, cheque, or credit donations throughout the event. In addition, listeners from across the Lower Mainland are encouraged to get involved through either telephone or online donations.
“This is now our second year hosting the 12 Bands of Christmas Food Drive” comments Philip M. Barnes, General Manager of Fairmont Pacific Rim and Regional Vice President of the Pacific Northwest for Fairmont Hotels. “Supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society is extremely important to us as it truly supports the community in which we live.”
“At this time of year, it is so refreshing to see people make a concerted effort to find ways to contribute where there is need,” comments SHORE 104.3 Brand Director Ronnie Stanton. “SHORE 104.3 is extremely proud to be able to be joining forces with our talented musical friends and our dedicated partners to facilitate these contributions.”
In addition to the music, those attending and donating can also view works of art from both York House and Ideal Mini School art students. With the guidance of Enterprising Women Making ART (EWMA), the students will be challenged to create and build a sculpture of their choice using over 2,000 canned food items donated by Saputo. EWMA forms part of the Atira Women’s Resource Society, a community-based organization that supports women and children who are victims of violence and abuse.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) does not receive any government funding, yet moves over eight million pounds of food annually. Over 26% of the Food Bank recipients are children and 12% are senior citizens. Most needed food items include high protein items such as canned fish and meat, hearty soups/stews, and natural peanut butter. For every $1 dollar donated, the Food Bank is able to purchase three dollars worth of food.

Donations will also be accepted online at Shore104.com, or text “SHORELINE104” to 41010 to automatically donate $10. No additional charges will apply. Follow the event on Twitter with the #12BandsXmas hashtag.

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