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Pyjama Jam fundraiser for poor kids in Haiti

Want to party in your pyjamas all day? A local winery has the ticket.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, Tony Lewis and Vibrant Vines will host Pyjama Jam, a fundraiser for his father-in-law’s charity, www.lovetakesroot.org.

His daughter Madilyn is turning four and has decided to forgo birthday gifts in favour of having as many guests as possible bring pyjamas that her grandfather can take to the children in Haiti.

“She is just turning four so sometimes when you ask her what she wants for her birthday she’ll say a magic wand and spaceship. But then if you remind her, she’ll say pyjamas and then she’ll say a magic wand and spaceship,” joked the young winemaker.

Lewis has only had the doors to the winery open for a couple of years, but the psychedelic art he features and backyard wine bar are quickly making the East Kelowna business a regular stop for live music enthusiasts.

Every Saturday they host a band or musician and invite guests to come by to listen and enjoy a glass of wine.

Formerly the drummer for Storytime, Lewis says music is a very important part of his life and as such he’s already got himself in synch with the local music scene.

He is asking that people come to the winery and join the party, but bring a pair of pyjamas, any size, along to give to the kids. The event will include a launch of Anna Jacyszn’s new CD and see the winery decked out with a tent, bands, face painting and some surprise entertainment.

Saturday’s festivities run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Vibrant Vines, 3240 Pooley Rd. Call 778-478-1977.

 

jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

 

 

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