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Plant sale to benefit BrainTrust

A plant sale is being held in the parking lot of Prospera Place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday, May 7, in support of BrainTrust Canada.

Plants will be individually priced, with a wide variety to choose from, including perennials such as day lilies, peonies, asters, daisies and hostas; succulents such hen and chicks and ground covers; columbines; and vegetable plants such as tomatoes and peppers.

All funds raised will go to support brain injury prevention and education programs in the Okanagan.

The event is sponsored by Interior Savings, with coffee and goodies from Tim Hortons Orchard Park. The parking lot space is being provided by Impark and Prospera Place.

Event organizer Judy Watmough, who grows the majority of the plants for the event, is a strong supporter of BrainTrust Canada, and has been involved with them for over 20 years. Her son received community rehabilitation support from the organization over many years. “This cause is especially close to my heart,” said Watmough. “I have worked closely with the team at BrainTrust Canada over the years when they supported by son, and in fact my husband and I played a role in establishing the association in its early years.

“People need to know that brain injury is highly prevalent, and also highly preventable.”

 

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