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Convenience Store Day

Convenience Store Day
Convenience Store Day

Aug. 26 was the 4th Annual Convenience Store Day, and in Port aux Basques, North Atlantic allowed community volunteers to participate in aid of the Children's Wish Foundation.

Town councillor Charlene Blackmore is pictured with North Atlantic employee Cindy Billard.

Last year, almost $50,000 was raised for the Children’s Wish Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

Town councillor Charlene Blackmore is pictured with North Atlantic employee Cindy Billard.

Last year, almost $50,000 was raised for the Children’s Wish Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

•    C-Store Day is recognition of the entrepreneurial spirit of local convenience store owners and operators; their hard work and the economic contribution they make to communities; and their community support through donations, sponsorships and volunteer work.
•    There are about 2,800 convenience stores in Atlantic Canada.
•    Total sales are about $5.3-billion.
•    Atlantic Canada’s convenience industry employs about 26,000 individuals full- and part-time.
•    A convenience store is defined by its local area and primarily exists to serve it local neighbourhood...the convenience store is a valued service in many communities throughout Atlantic Canada, and an important part of the “community fabric.”
•    For many newcomers to Atlantic Canada, the convenience industry is an opportunity to own a business and to be an integral part of the communities where owners, and their families, live.

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