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WTS – What The Surrey #15 – Give Us Your Candy

Monday, November 5th, 2007 — 8:20am PDT
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Why are so people buying up real estate in Surrey even though the media’s been doing their darnedest to tarnish it’s already muddied reputation? Maybe it’s for the candy money.

Photo credit: Keira-Anne on Flickr

A local dentists office will be paying $1 for every piece of candy brought in before Nov. 15th in hopes to fight cavities and ward-off tootsie roll-induced sugar fits.

Last year, the partners at Guildford Orthodontic Centre collected nearly 1,000 pounds of treats.

In addition to paying the kids, Kanani and Pocock gave a matching contribution to Make-A-Wish Canada. About half the children also donated their money to the charity.

This year, they’re supporting the Surrey Food Bank and sponsoring a child in Africa through World Vision Canada. For every pound of loot they buy, they’ll donate another $1 to each organization. [Surrey Leader]

As for the candy? It gets tossed in the dumpster for local raccoons. I’m not sure if you have to be a current patient, although I would assume so… but it’s definitely a neat way to raise some funds for some great causes. However, there must be some very unhappy children out there right about now. Not only do they have to give up their candy, they get a surprise trip to the dentist. Geez, thanks a LOT, Mom!

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  1. Chris Magnusson says:

    Ever seen a raccoon on a sugar high? I’d betcha that’s not a pretty sight.

  2. Keira-Anne says:

    Did you know that, as I read this, a pile of Tootsie Roll wrappers lay in front of my and my mouth is cheweing on a midgee?

  3. Krissy says:

    God I miss Tootsie Rolls. I’m from Australia but lived in Vancouver in ’97+’98 and I indulged in some serious tootsie roll action (though as I remember the ones I had were long and took ages for me to finish). Memories….

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