New West liquor store helping vulnerable families

Movers & Shakers

Monarch Place and JAK’S Beer, Wine, Spirits are teaming up to raise money for the vulnerable women and children of New Westminster.

JAK’S, located at 517 Seventh St., is holding its annual summer celebration on Saturday, June 23 from noon to 4 p.m., during which time it will donate 10 per cent of proceeds to Monarch Place.

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“We are proud corporate citizens of New Westminster and we are pleased to help such a worth charity,” said Mike McKee, community outreach partner of JAK’S Beer, Wine, Spirits.

Monarch Place is a transition house that provides shelter and supports for women and children who are fleeing domestic violence.

“We have been supporting the New Westminster community since 1998, and help 250 women and children each year,” said executive director Lorrie Wasyliw in a press release.  “We always welcome community and corporate support of our charity.”

 McKee said JAK’S raised $1,000 at last year’s event and wants to raise $1,200 this year.

“Our summer celebration will highlight all the amazing products produced right here in B.C.,” he said. “We will have lots of products to sample and prizes.”

For more information on donating to Monarch Place visit

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