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BBQ time with a classic car show and shine

26th anniversary of Fort City Chrysler.

A classic car show and shine, huge bouncy castle, face painting, and a BBQ fundraiser raised money for Adaura’s wish foundation and DIPG awareness on July 22.

The event was well attended by the community, and had activities the whole family could take part in while enjoying a Saturday FSJ afternoon.

The charity BBQ’s proceeds will go to the DIPG - Adaura's Wish Foundation. According to officials, Fort City teamed up with the Cayford family to collect enough signatures last year to pass Bill-260, which is responsible for making May 17 International DIPG/DMG day - to increase awareness of the devastating childhood disease.

“We hold three events each year for two years now to raise money for the awareness of DIPG,” says Laney Myles, Sales Consultant & Fleet Manager. “All of the events our BBQs held on our lot in the summer months and the money goes towards the foundation. They say it’s a very rare disease but multiple kids in FSJ alone have died from it.”

In the last five years two young girls have lost their lives to DIPG in Fort St. John, which is a rare brain cancer that only affects children.

“It is very important for businesses to help their local community and support the people that support them!  It brings the community closer together, and after the past few years, we all certainly need that,” says Jodie Klym, General Manager at Fort City. “I am proud to live in a small community such as Fort St. John, where everyone is willing to help out their friends, family & neighbours in need.”

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