Inkeeper’s Celebration legacy continues

The 26th annual fundraiser for Kelowna General Hospital returns Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Hotel Eldorado.

The Innkeeper’s Celebration will return this year to celebrate its 26th rendition on Thursday, Dec.3.

Back by popular demand, Andrew Johns and his varied repertoire of songs will provide the live entertainment for the event which features multiple food stations and a vast selection of local wine and beer vendors.

Since its inception in 1989, the Innkeeper’s Celebration has contributed well over $500,000 to improve patient care in Kelowna.  It has supported everyone from newborns in the labour and delivery department, youth-at-risk in the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, to end-of-life care at the hospice house.

The impact made from the Innkeeper’s fundraising success has touched the lives of many local residents over the past 25 years.

All proceeds from the 2015 event will go toward the Giving Giggles campaign in support of the new perinatal department at KGH.  Opening in spring of 2016, the new unit will boast significant upgrades including single patient postpartum rooms, and an expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Ted Callahan, president and CEO of Argus Properties, said, “It’s important to keep the (Hotel Eldorado’s) traditions alive and maintain the philanthropic endeavors such as the ever popular Innkeeper’s  event.”

Thom Killingsworth, vice-president of Argus Hospitality, added: “There has been an overwhelming response from the community through food and beverage suppliers, decor companies and our colleagues who donate their time to make sure this great tradition lives on and every possible dollar goes to the KGH Foundation.”

The Inkeeper’s Celebration will run from 7 to 11 p.m. (adding an additional hour) at the Hotel Eldorado.  Tickets remain at $200 each or if you buy seven, you get the eighth for free.

Tje event will be sold out to a maximum of 200 tickets.

To purchase your tickets today, visit hoteleldoradokelowna.com/innkeepers or call 250-862-4438.  You can also make a night of it and take the “‘El’evator” home for only $79.