Birthday giveaway keeps customers cool

7-Eleven stores giving away free Slurpees Wednesday (July 11).

The warm weather has arrived just in time for 7-Eleven Canada to toast its 43rd birthday and keep customers cool at the same time.

More than 470 7-Eleven stores from B.C. to Ontario will be giving away close to 500,000 Slurpees to customers Wednesday (July 11) between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. “It’s incredible to see just how the Slurpee has evolved over the years and how it has become a significant part of our everyday culture,” said Tim Donegan, vice-president for 7-Eleven Canada.

Nanaimo’s five 7-Eleven stores are at 6201 Blueback Rd., 506 Fifth St.,  477 Terminal Ave., 1602 Bowen Rd. and 2875 Departure Bay Rd.