Lakesider Brewing recently opened its doors to the public on April 9. (Photo: Google Street View)

West Kelowna brewery holds fundraiser for Ukraine

Lakesider Brewing Co. is hosting a fundraiser from April 8-10

Communities around the globe are coming together to help the people of Ukraine as the humanitarian crisis continues.

In Kelowna, Lakesider Brewing Co. is doing its part to help those who have been forced to flee Ukraine during the Russian invasion, by hosting a three-day fundraising campaign from April 8-10. During this time people are invited to the brewery on 835 Andres Road in West Kelowna for the Slava Ukraine Festival, where there will be Ukrainian food, a craft fair and culinary and art workshops.

The fundraiser will support the following organizations:

Ohmatdyt Hospital (Kiyv): The biggest multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment centre in Ukraine. Once a children’s hospital, the facility is now a primary care centre for the treatment of acute traumas in children resulting from violence.

UA Animals: One of the main animal advocacy organizations in the region, providing financial assistance to shelters, supplying pet food and supplies to animals in need, coordinating the evacuation of animals to neighbouring countries, and caring for abandoned zoo animals.

The goal is to raise $20,000 from the sale of beer, food and fundraising activities. All proceeds will go directly to these organizations that are providing life-saving help on the ground

Event details are available at www.lakesiderbrewing.com/events.

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