Spirit Bear Coffee Company Announces 2023 Orange Shirt Day Donations in Support of Truth and Reconciliation

Spirit Bear Coffee Company Announces 2023 Orange Shirt Day Donations in Support of Truth and Reconciliation

PORT COQUITLAM, October 6, 2023 – Spirit Bear Coffee Company, a forerunner in supporting Indigenous communities and wildlife conservation on the West Coast, proudly announces its fundraising achievements in honour of Orange Shirt Day Donations 2023. Upholding the values of truth, understanding, and reconciliation, the company continues its tradition of contributing earnestly to these significant causes.

On September 30th, set against the backdrop of the serene Katzie Nation in Maple Ridge, the Spirit Bear Coffee Company was enveloped by the spirit of community collaboration. The day witnessed an overwhelming outpour of support from the community, friends, and families. Grateful for this collective spirit, Spirit Bear Coffee Company raised an impressive total of $2,000. The sum was evenly divided, with $1,000 donated to the Orange Shirt Society and the remaining $1,000 dedicated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.

This year's achievement is particularly significant as it matches the fundraising amount raised during last year's Orange Shirt Day Donations. Such consistency exemplifies Spirit Bear Coffee Company's enduring commitment to the cause. The donation cheques, symbolizing the joint efforts of the community and Spirit Bear Coffee Company, were presented by Sean Harding, the President of Spirit Bear Coffee Company.

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Harding, reflecting on the day's success, remarked, "The unwavering support from Katzie Nation, our extended community, friends, and family makes it possible for us to contribute meaningfully every year. We are not just about brewing ethically sourced, top-quality coffee; we are deeply intertwined with the history, culture, and welfare of Indigenous communities. Each donation, each shared story, brings us closer to understanding, reconciliation, and healing."

The Orange Shirt Day is a poignant reminder of the resilience of Indigenous communities, and Spirit Bear Coffee Company remains steadfast in its mission to drive positive change, not just on this significant day but throughout the year. 

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To the community of Katzie Nation and to all who have been a part of this journey, Spirit Bear Coffee Company extends its deepest gratitude. As we look forward to future initiatives, the company renews its pledge to champion the values that resonate deeply with its brand ethos: reverence for Indigenous communities, the captivating beauty of the West Coast, and an unwavering commitment to the environment and wildlife.

For additional details on Spirit Bear Coffee Company's initiatives or to be a part of their future fundraising and awareness campaigns, interested parties are encouraged to visit the company's official website or reach out to their dedicated team.

About Spirit Bear Coffee Company:

Located in the heart of Port Coquitlam, Spirit Bear Coffee Company is a locally owned and operated, First Nations business. With an underlying ethos grounded in community, family, and respect for Mother Earth, the company takes pride in not only offering premium coffee but also in actively supporting Indigenous communities and causes, such as Orange Shirt Day.

Press Contact:

Sean Harding