Pirates invade Castanet!

Rob Gibson

UPDATE 11:58 a.m.

Arrrr matey! Pirates invaded Castanet Wednesday – but instead of pillaging, they dropped off a few Pirate Paks, including chocolate gold coins.

Of course, today is Pirate Pak Day at White Spot restaurants across British Columbia, with $2 from every Pirate Pak going to send kids to the Zajac Ranch for children.

Joe Racchi owns the White Spot in Kelowna, and he loves being able to dress up like a pirate and spread some good will – and of course burgers.

"It's a great because we love doing it, and it's fun to be a pirate – Arrr!"


White Spot's annual fundraiser, Pirate Pak Day is here, helping to send children to Zajac Ranch.

Today, $2 from every Pirate Pak will help send kids with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses to the accessible summer camp.  

Celebrating 10th anniversary, the event takes place at all 64 restaurants in B.C. and Alberta. 

Since its inception, Pirate Pak Day has raised more than $780,000, sending over 400 children to the private summer camp in Mission, B.C. 

“Pirate Pak Day is a fundraiser that both guests and staff look forward to every year,” says White Spot president Warren Erhart. “It not only lets adults be a kid again and relive those trips to White Spot to enjoy a Pirate Pak, it also allows us to send very deserving children to camp so they can make memories of their own as well.”

Pirate Paks, which are usually only available for kids 10 and under, are available for purchase by all for the special day. 

“Our long-standing partnership with White Spot provides a direct benefit for kids with medical needs,” says Mel Zajac, founder of Zajac Ranch for Children.

“Each year, we are grateful for its Pirate Pak Day fundraiser, which helps provide life-changing camp experiences for children in B.C. and across Canada.”

Since the Pirate Pak debut in 1968, over 24 million of the meals have been served. 

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