COURTENAY, B.C. – Residents cooled off with a tasty treat, while helping out a great cause earlier this month.

August 9th was Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day, also known as Blizzard Day.

Proceeds from blizzard ice cream treats sold at the Courtenay Dairy Queen went towards the BC Children’s Hospital.

In total, $11,165.91 was raised. This came from blizzard sales on the 9th, along with DQ’s art easel program, coin collection and the restaurant selling balloons for the two weeks leading up to the 16th annual Miracle Treat Day.

On Blizzard Day, over 1300 blizzards were made.

“We always appreciate those businesses that come out and support us every year and treat their staff at the same time. A special thank you to Brian McLean’s, Woofy’s, Daryl Robbins Office and The Canadian Military Family Services program,” read a statement from the Courtenay Dairy Queen.

For more on the annual initiative, visit www.miracletreatday.ca.