Submitted by Sophie Shulist

Postmaster, Radium Hot Springs Canada Post

In an innovative initiative blending nostalgia with philanthropy, the Radium Hot Springs Post Office is set to host a Pet Rock Adoption Event on May 16, 2024. The event aims to raise funds for the Canada Post Community Foundation while offering genuine Radium Rocks, each possessing its own distinct personality, for adoption.

The brainchild of post office staff, this event promises a quirky twist on traditional fundraising efforts. Pet rocks, a cultural phenomenon from the 1970s, have been given new life in Radium Hot Springs. However, these are no ordinary rocks – they are authentic Radium Rocks, imbued with character and charm, and aptly ‘stamped for approval’ by the post office.

We wanted to do something fun and unconventional to support our community. These rocks have been sourced locally, each with its own unique features, making them perfect companions for anyone looking to add a touch of whimsy to their lives.

The adoption process is simple yet delightful. Interested participants can visit the Radium Hot Springs Post Office on May 16, 2024 and browse through a selection of these charming Radium Rocks. Each rock is accompanied by a tag detailing its distinctive traits, ensuring that prospective owners can find their perfect match.

We have rocks of all shapes, sizes, and personalities. From serene and smooth to rugged and adventurous, there’s a rock for everyone. And the best part? They never need feeding or walking.

Adopting a Radium Rock comes with a nominal fee of $5.00, with all proceeds going directly to the Canada Post Community Foundation. The foundation supports initiatives and programs aimed at improving the lives of children and youth across the country, making this event not only entertaining but also impactful. All funds raised in BC, stay in BC.

We’re thrilled to support such a worthy cause. By adopting a rock, participants are not only gaining a unique companion but also contributing to the well-being of children in our communities.

In addition to the Pet Rock Adoption Event, the Radium Hot Springs Post Office has planned a series of fundraising events throughout May. From garden starters to fresh-baked cookies and much more, there will be something for everyone to enjoy while supporting a good cause.

The Pet Rock Adoption Event is scheduled to continue until each Radium Rock finds its forever home. With anticipation building and excitement in the air, residents and visitors alike are encouraged to join in this one-of-a-kind fundraising endeavor at the Radium Hot Springs Post Office on May 16.

These additional fundraising activities add another layer of excitement to our efforts. Whether you’re a green thumb or have a sweet tooth, we have something special planned for you.

In a world filled with uncertainty, the Pet Rock Adoption Event serves as a reminder that even the simplest of gestures can make a significant difference in the lives of others. So mark your calendars and get ready to rock for a cause.