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Museum to host 75th birthday fundraiser

The Kelowna Museums will celebrate 75 years of serving the Okanagan by hosting a fundraising gala event Thursday, Sept. 22.

Called A Fine Vintage: Celebrating 75 Years of the Kelowna Museums, the fundraiser will feature a fashion show, highlighting “fashion through the years,” sponsored by Tweaked & Yummy Vintage Apparel and Frock Clothing Co., with styling and models from Modsalon.

Live entertainment will be provided by local musicians while  Let’s Dance Kelowna will show guests how to jive, quickstep  and do the Charleston.

Photography West will also be in attendance, allowing guests to take their best “vintage image ” of themselves, complete with props, costumes  and backdrops.

Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy never-seen-before artefacts, visit the old-time candy buffet, bid on silent auction items, try their hand at 50/50 draws, and sample great wines and amazing cheeses.

The event will take place at the Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis St. from 7 to 10 p.m., doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50/person (all inclusive), with a tax receipt available upon request

Contact: (250) 763-2417 or events@kelownamuseums.ca for more information.

“We are pleased to be part of the community of Kelowna for the last 75 years, and look forward to the next 75,” said Tracy Satin, associate director for the Kelowna Museums and the lead project coordinator for the gala event. “We are celebrating not only our history, but everyone in our community’s as well”.

For more information, call 250-763-2417 or check out events@kelownamuseums.ca.

 

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