The Innkeeper’s Gala, hosted by Hotel Eldorado, is set for this Saturday.

Innkeepers Gala supports JoeAnna’s House

28th annual event in Kelowna is a popular gathering that kicks off the holiday season

It’s a tradition that has become one of the social events of the year.

The Innkeeper’s Gala, hosted by Hotel Eldorado, is set for this Saturday, continuing a 28-year tradition of kicking off the holiday season in style to benefit a very important cause.

According to organizers, this year the cause feels closer to home than ever.

The proceeds from this year’s event are in support of the KGH Foundation’s Better Together campaign to open JoeAnna’s House, a home away from home for families travelling to Kelowna General Hospital for care.

“We are grateful that Kelowna has become a world-class tourist destination, but recognize the hardship this creates for families who have no choice but to be here,” said Ted Callahan, president and CEO of Argus Properties Ltd and owner of Hotel Eldorado. “JoeAnna’s House is about keeping families together when they need it the most.”

KGH acts as a regional centre for health care excellence, serving as the referral hospital for over 750,000 residents in B.C.’s southern interior. It is no longer the case that patients needing specialized care are travelling to Vancouver or Calgary. Housing their families however, has become a matter of growing concern.

JoeAnna’s House is set to change that by providing on-site, short term accommodation to the families of children and patients who are required to travel for care.

“We are proud to be able to fundraise for this important cause. Our team generously donates their time recognizing that JoeAnna’s House is such a wonderful representation of the spirit of generosity of this community,” said Sean Coward, Hotel Eldorado’s general manager.

Since its inception in 1989, Innkeeper’s has contributed over $868,000 to advancing patient care in the region.

The gala has always been a great opportunity to gather friends or co-workers for a fun night out. With the purchase of their ticket, guests can expect nothing less than the best in live entertainment, delicious food stations and an exhilarating selection of local wine and craft beer.

The event will run from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Hotel Eldorado.

To purchase tickets, visit hoteleldoradokelowna.com/upcoming-events or call 250-862-4438.

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