As a kid, growing up in B.C., going to have a Pirate Pak at White Spot was a huge treat. I loved the gold-wrapped chocolate coin and the ice cream dessert but the pirate ship the meal came in was the neatest part of all.
Now White Spot is asking grown ups and kids alike to have a Pirate Pak this Wednesday and help kids living with serious medical conditions enjoy summer camp.
$2 from every adult Pirate Pak will go to the Zajac Ranch for Children. No other community loves their Pirate Paks more than Langley.
The Langley White Spot, at 19658 Fraser Highway, has raised more money on Pirate Pak Day than any other location in B.C. for the last three years, serving more than 2,000 Pirate Pak last year alone.
This year, the two Langley White Spots are hoping to do it all again on Wednesday, Aug. 13 when adults can feel like kids again and enjoy Adult Pirate Pak Day. A $2 donation from each adult Pak goes to support Zajac Ranch for kids and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities.
To accommodate the growing popularity of Pirate Pak Day in Langley, tents are being set up and the ‘car-hop’ service is being expanded.
“Our whole team looks forward to Pirate Pak Day,” said Langley White Spot general manager Shelley Lemmen.
“We’ve been preparing ever since last year. Everything is in shipshape, and we hope to break our fundraising record for the fourth year in a row.”
The seventh annual fundraiser gives $2 from the sale of every Pirate Pak to Zajac Ranch for Children, an established B.C. charity that provides kids and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities a memorable summer camp experience.
“Pirate Pak Day has become an annual celebration that helps young mateys facing life-long challenges,” said White Spot President Warren Erhart.
“It’s the perfect way for the young-at-heart to feel like a kid again, while supporting an amazing cause. We’re honoured to continue our work with Zajac Ranch.”
Pirate Pak Day has become an annual tradition that has already raised $268,386 and sent more than 100 children to camp. White Spot Week at Zajac Ranch runs from Aug. 18 to 22 and includes activities ranging from horseback riding and kayaking.
“Our long-standing partnership with White Spot provides a direct benefit to kids in need,” says Mel Zajac, founder of Zajac Ranch for Children. “It’s so rewarding to see their faces light up when they try new camp activities, which are specially tailored to kids with special needs.”
Available for both dine-in and take-out on Aug. 13 only, Adult Pirate Paks for come in four options: the Legendary Burger, B.C. Chicken Burger, Bacon Cheddar Bigger Burger, and the Provolone Veggie Burger.
PIRATE PAK FACTS
• White Spot founder Nat Bailey invented the Pirate Pak to provide a fun dining experience for kids aged 10 and under.
• More than 23 million Pirate Paks have been sold since 1968, and exactly 845,789 were served last year alone.