For the second consecutive year, the Kenora A&W was top fundraising restaurant across Canada on Thursday, August 19 for Burgers to Beat MS Day.
In 2020, the restaurant raised $27,500.00 and that was surpassed this year with a grand total of $32,585.68 raised from the sale of Teen Burgers, with $2.00 from each being allocated to the M.S. Society of Canada, along with other local fundraising efforts throughout the year.
Local owner Randy Nickle was thrilled with this year's results. "Being able to have the bragging rights, being number 1, it's like a feather in the cap. The goal is obviously raising funds for the MS Society, and (I'm) really excited for everybody in the community who came out and supported us throughout the year. It makes me extremely happy and extremely proud."
A total of $1.4 million in support of people living with multiple sclerosis was raised by more than 1,000 A&W locations across Canada. Since the inception of Burgers to Beat MS Day, A&W has raised more than $17 million.