Christmas light-up festvities at Waterfront Park

Kelowna dog trainer Brad Pattison organizing fundraising event for Okanagan YMCA from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Kelowna dog trainer and host of his own Slice TV show Brad Pattison will host an event Saturday that will see Waterfront Park turned into a Christmas light wonderland.

The event is called  ‘Lights of Christmas Paws,’ which Pattison says is his way of bringing “a little pizzazz”  to Kelowna’s downtown core while helping local charities and residents who would benefit from a helping hand this season.

Saturday’s light-up will see partial proceeds donated to the YMCA of Okanagan, helping low income children and families afford Y programs like preschool and after-school care.

“The Y is doing great things in our community,” said Pattison. “I was lucky to have a chance to visit one of the Y’s child care locations recently and see first-hand how donor dollars are impacting kids’ lives.  I intend to support the Y in more ways moving forward.”

Each year the YMCA provides hundreds of thousands of dollars to disadvantaged kids and families in the Okanagan giving them opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have.

“Currently, one in five kids at the Y are only able to participate because of the financial support they are provided. This would not be possible without the generosity of our community,” Pattison said.

Bring your families and furry friends down to experience Lights of Christmas Paws this Saturday between 4  and 10 p.m. Admission is $12/adult and $7/students and seniors. Kids under five years of age are free.

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