Sharon Lewis, GM at The Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre, Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown of Red Scope Media, Lenetta Parry of Central Okanagan Food Bank.

ChristmasFest lights up Kelowna

The first ever Okanagan ChristmasFest will be held Dec. 14, 15, and 16

The Rotary Centre for the Arts will light up with holiday cheer next week during the first ever Okanagan ChristmasFest.

The European inspired outdoor market and indoor Christmas Tree walk will support the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

Christmas trees will be sponsored by businesses and organizations that will get creative and decorate the Tannenbaum.

RELATED: Your guide to winter light ups around the Okanagan

The Telus Christmas Tree Walk provides Christmas tree sponsors with an opportunity to showcase their community spirit and support those in our community who struggle with hunger.

Lenetta Parry, of the Central Okanagan Food Bank says 2,000 Christmas hampers will be distributed this year to those in need in the community.

“We have partnered with Kelowna Santas to ensure the 1,200 children who are relying on us, will have a little something under the tree to look forward to on Christmas morning.”

As the presenting sponsor, of the Okanagan ChristmasFest the Kanata Hotel & Conference is kicking off the holiday season with a $1000 donation to the Be An Angel Campaign for the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

The hotel is challenging other accomodations in the region to meet or beat their donation to help raise money for this cause.

RELATED: Kelowna woman hopes to inspire others to consider donating a kidney

Parry was overjoyed with the donation saying the money will increase the food banks purchasing power.

“For every dollar that is donated we can buy three dollars worth of food. Therefore, the money being donated from the Kanata Hotel and the funds raised from this year’s ChristmasFest will stretch that much further.”

There will also be a community tree, says organizer of the event Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown of Red Scope Media.

“We invite the public to bring an ornament to decorate the tree in support of the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. This tree and the others will be auctioned off on Dec. 17 at the Kanata Hotel to raise further funds for the Central Okanagan Food Bank,” she explains.

The Okanagan ChristmasFest will be held Dec. 14, 15, and 16. For more information or to sponsor a tree please contact okchristmasfest@shaw.


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna firefighters douse blaze in hedges

The cause of the fire on Renfrew Road is under investigation.

Kayaker still missing as COSAR continues aerial searches

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

Kelowna Springtime Regatta draws more than 50 sailboats

Sailors treated to windy, excellent long weekend conditions on Okanagan Lake

Crews responding to car crash in West Kelowna

A collision has been reported at the intersection of Carrington Road and Butt Road.

Get those flowers competition ready

Gardeners will come together June 29, for the 22nd Juried Flower Show

Weather holds up for Rutland May Days

60th annual May Day midway, market and entertainment saw hundreds of attendees

Update: Plan to see more smoke from South Okanagan wildfire

Richter Creek wildfire, 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos, is an estimated 400 hectares

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

South Okanagan runners take top spots in Peach City RunFest

Both the top male and female half-marathon winners were from Penticton

Former Greyhound Canada employees gather in Okanagan to say a final farewell

“Greyhound may take our jobs but they will never take our friendships,” says former bus driver

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Okanagan tattoo fundraiser draws tons of support

Lineup around the block in Vernon for start of Five Fathoms Tattoo event for Children’s Hospital

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

Most Read