Pirate Pak Day returns Aug. 12

Pirate Pak Day has raised $347,172 since its inception, and sent more than 100 young buccaneers to camp.

Youngster shows her affection towards a horse at the Zagac Ranch For Children.

The annual White Spot fundraiser that provides summer camp experience for kids in need will return Aug. 12.

Pirate Pak Day, held for the sixth consecutive years, will see a toonie from the sale of every Pirate Pak donated to the Zajac Ranch For Children, a local charity that provides kids and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities a chance to attend a summer camp.

White Spot restaurants across Alberta and B.C., including the outlets in Kelowna and West Kelowna, support this annual fundraiser.

Pirate Pak Day has raised a total of $347,172 since its inception, and sent more than 100 young buccaneers to camp.

White Spot Week at Zajac Ranch runs from Aug. 17 to 21 and includes activities ranging from kayaking and climbing to swimming and horseback riding.

“Pirate Pak Day is a big event for us, one that both our staff and guests look forward to every year,” said White Spot president Warren Erhart.

“Money raised on this special day helps young mateys facing difficult challenges, and wouldn’t be possible without the participation of our valued guests,” said Mel Zajac, founder of Zajac Ranch for Children. “We’ll be dressed up in our best swashbuckling outfits, so come join the merriment.”

“White Spot has become integral in our ability to enrich the lives of kids who need support,” Zajac continued.

“Community initiatives like [this] help us offer illness-specific camps that put smiles of the faces of these kids. For instance, many of our campers get to ride a horse for the first time in their life.”

On Aug. 12 only, adult Pirate Paks are available for both dine-in and take-out, in four options:

• Legendary Burger

• BC Chicken Burger

• Bacon Cheddar Bigger Burger

• Portobello Provolone Veggie Burger

Each option comes in the nostalgic Pirate Pak boat, with a bounty of fresh-cut ‘endless’ fries, creamy coleslaw, soft drink, premium rich ice cream and of course, the treasured chocolate ‘gold’ coin.