Curlers to assist Red Cross relief efforts for Japan

Open house fundraiser planned for Kelowna curling rink on Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

The Kelowna Curling Club will host an open house Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m., to raise funds for Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Japan.

Donations can be made on several silent auction items, and free instruction for kids and adults will also be offered.

A portion of all food and beverage sales will also go to the Red Cross.

Anyone who would like to make a donation of a new product or service to the silent auction can contact Marnie at 250-762-3112

The Kelowna Curling Club has long had a tie in with Japanese curling as many of their national teams have come to Kelowna to train, including teams from the Torino and Nagano Olympics. As recently as January, Kelowna Curling Club general manager Jock Tyre was Canada’s team leader in Karuizawa, Japan, at an international competition.

“We all feel the need to just do something, after watching the terrible events unfold. This is just a small way of giving back” said Kelowna Curling Club president Deanna Tuokko

Meanwhile, Kelowna’s sister city of Kasugai is far from the earthquake ravaged zone, but local politicians are still waiting to hear from their Asian counterparts. “We’ve all been concerned about what’s happening,” said Mayor Sharon Shepherd.


Just Posted

Basement fire quickly extinguished

Fire crews quickly extinguished a basement fire at a home in Kelowna

West Kelowna neighbourhood fed up with criminal activity

Prowler frustrating West Kelowna residents

Kelowna motel robbed, suspect sought

The suspect threatened to harm the lone front desk clerk and demanded money.

Kelowna airport hosts accessibility event

Canucks Autism Network event brings families together to help deal with air travel

Penticton reporter reflects on covering Charles Manson

Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult, died on Sunday at 83

Heavy snowfall expected on Coquihalla

Snow forecast for mountain highways

Serious home invasion reported in Kamloops

Two people are in hospital with serious injuries following a home invasion

Annett finishes season on the podium at Ironman Arizona

Penticton triathlete sets new course record on the bike

Cash donations create purchasing power

Salvation Army and food banks stretch a donated dollar a long way

Hergott: A pedestrian’s legal obligation

Lawyer Paul Hergott questions the moral obligation of pedestrians and motorists

Coyotes grab Okanagan boys title

George Elliott defeats Seaton in AA volleyball final, seeded third heading to provincials

ICBC overbilling for crash repairs not the problem, dealers say

Collision repair shops reject union claim of inflated costs

Last day for shoeboxes at Kelowna Gospel Fellowship

Kelowna church has been gathering gifts for kids in need in countries around the world

Owls soar to Okanagan volleyball title

KSS girls win 4A championship for 12th straight year beating Pen Hi in final

Most Read