Parksville shredding party set for Saturday

Oceanside safety volunteers, RCMP team on confidential event at Wembley Mall

The Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers will help out with a confidential shredding event Saturday at Wembley Mall. — Photo submitted by Oceanside RCMP

It’s time for people to turn their unwanted, but confidential correspondence into confetti.

On Saturday, May 13, the Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers and Oceanside RCMP will team up with Save-On-Foods and BEST Shredding to host a confidential paper shredding event.

The confidential shredding event will be held from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Wembley Mall, located at 826 Island Highway W. in Parksville.

The event is open to residents and businesses. For a suggested donation of $10 per banker’s box, people’s documents will be professionally and confidentially shredded on site.

“Shredding documents containing personal information is a great way to combat fraud, impersonation and identity theft,” said Cpl. Foreman, RCMP spokesperson.

A portion of donations will go to the B.C. Children’s Hospital and to the new 529 Garage bicycle registration program.

— NEWS Staff and RCMP release