Mardi Gras theme to annual Masquerado Ball

Annual fundraiser Nov. 14 at Sandhill Winery co-sponsored by Gennext Kelowna and MNP.

Get out your gold, purple and green and get ready to celebrate Mardi Gras style at the annual Masquerado ball fundraiser at Sandhill Winery co-sponsored by Gennext Kelowna and MNP.

The event takes place Nov. 14 at Sandhill Winery

Proceeds from the Masquerado will benefit the community since Gennext is the young professional arm of the United Way Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen.

Gennext will present a donation to United Way CSO for $5,000 to fund Youth Initiative Grants, one of the joint initiatives funded by the United Way and Gennext.

“It feels awesome when you can have fun and make a difference,” said Victor Narynskyyi, chair of Gennext. “The donation would not be possible without the generous support from sponsors: MNP as well as RBC Royal Bank, Crowe MacKay, Procera Networks, and the Okanagan Young Professionals.”

In the usual Masquerado fashion, you can expect a packed house of young professionals. You will hear live music by Loni Moger Jazz Duo with Bernie Addington on bass, followed by DJ Chrispin. You will be entertained by Dunkin Hoops and Kinshira Performance Group and will have an opportunity to win prizes, including for best mask. You will enjoy delicious appetizers by Kirschner Catering, and tasty beverages supplied by Tree Brewing, Okanagan Spirits, and Sandhill Wines.

If you are thinking you can pick up a pair of tickets the night of the event, you’ll be out of luck. “Masquerado sells out every year,” added Narynskyyi, “and this time we expect to sell out in less than 24 hours.”

Tickets are $45 and they go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m., online at  Eventbrite,ca. The easiest way to find a link is through Gennext’s Facebook page.

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