A Message from President Nock

To all UFCW executive board members, staff, stewards, member volunteers, and their families, as well as The Beer Store management and staff: due to COVID-19 and provincial government recommendations on social distancing, as well as consultation with Ted Moroz, we regret to inform you that this year’s Leukemia Bottle Drive, scheduled for May 23, 2020, is cancelled.

As you know, this single-day event of collecting empty bottle donations raises a large portion of UFCW Canada’s total yearly donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).

While this news in unfortunate, we have monies already collected from various donations and events, as well as coin boxes still taking donations in The Beers Store locations, and these will be presented to the LLSC.

There has already been a ton of work done in preparation for this year’s Bottle Drive and I thank everyone for all their help in preparing. We would not be able to raise as much as we do year after year if it was not for the efforts of the Bottle Drive committee and the army of volunteers that help raise funds every year – rain or shine – at every Beer Store in Ontario.


John Nock


UFCW Local 12R24