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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Capers Donates $42,000 to MOBY to Build a Playground

by Capers Team


Vancouver, B.C., September 17th, 2007 - Canada’s leading natural and organic food retailer, Capers Community Market, has donated $42,000 to My Own Back Yard Community Association (MOBY) community gardens on Commercial Drive.

Capers gives back to local communities through support of local non-profit organizations whose programs create more vibrant neighbourhoods and positively impact their surrounding areas. This year, proceeds from Capers’ 12th Annual Living Naturally Fair – a two-day family community event where sustainable and organic vendors, natural health experts and non-profit organizations create a festival and farmers’ market at the Robson Street store’s parking lot – were donated to MOBY.

MOBY is a non-profit society, representing the collective voice of hundreds of residents, businesses and community activists in the Broadway and Commercial Drive area intent on cultivating and sustaining healthy community interaction through its first food-focused garden at 11th Ave and Commercial Drive, just behind the Broadway SkyTrain station.

With the generous funds raised from the Living Naturally Fair, MOBY will build a playground area and community meeting place on a derelict piece of land, directly across from the MOBY Community Garden. The greening of urban brownfields in Vancouver neighbourhoods is an action that MOBY whole-heartedly supports. By beautifying physical spaces and creating events that invite social interaction, MOBY encourages cohesive, flourishing connections between neighbours. Through civic engagement, MOBY encourages positive elements of transformation that resonate far beyond our own back yard (http://www.myownbackyard.ca).

Committed to the community, Capers’ Living Naturally Fair has raised more than $356,000 to support local non-profit organizations since 1996.

For more information, please contact:

Emma Davidson or Jason O’Brien
My Own Back Yard
Email: moby_lize@yahoo.ca
Phone: (604) 736-6457

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