Maxim BBQ brings in more than $26K for charity

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WINNIPEG, Man. — It took just two-and-a-half hours for Maxim Truck & Trailer to raise $26,500 for charity during its annual barbecue.

The event was held May 22 and saw about 800 guests attend. They donated to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation in exchange for some good food and entertainment from a live band. The nice weather helped, organizers said.

This year’s fundraising total is by far the most raised through Maxim’s charity BBQ.

“Though we can give the weather some credit, we really couldn’t have had such a successful event without the unwavering and continually generous support of our vendors, suppliers, customers, employees, and everyone who came out,” said Maxim president Doug Harvey.

Maxim has a team participating in the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Challenge for Life campaign. Its 11-member team has now raised $47,000 including the funds generated from the BBQ, surpassing their goal by $11,500. Members will walk 20 kilometres on June 7 as part of the challenge.

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