My friend Lucas Copplestone owns a screenprinting operation. A few days ago he let me know that he had created a new line of printed t-shirts featuring local place names. He has branded them “Text Map Tees” and is selling them online at http://textmaptees.com.
The initiative was in part a response to the call from food banks across British Columbia and Canada that they are struggling to keep up with the increased demand. The Saanich Peninsula is no different. Lucas is donating $5 from the sale of every tee sold to the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank.
When I heard about this idea I asked if he would make a special edition version highlighting the incredible communities of Saanich North and the Islands - Central Saanich, North Saanich, Sidney, Galiano, Pender, Mayne, Salt Spring and Saturna. Lucas delivered.
He is extending the same offer for all the food banks in our riding. When you purchase one the food bank in your community will receive a $5 contribution and you will get a cool tee featuring the place names of our beautiful territory.
This is a creative way to show pride in the powerful place we live, support the local food bank and a small business all at the same time.
I hope to see you out and about proudly displaying the incredible place we call home.