Movies light up local parks

Moonlight Movie Tour staged by Interior Savings and Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs as fundraiser.

  • Jul. 10, 2012 6:00 p.m.

Throughout the months of July and August, as the sun goes down, Interior Savings and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs will be lighting up city and community parks with a giant inflatable movie screen showing a classic family favorite, with fun activities for the family before the show starts.

Similar to the classic drive-in experience, just without the cars or the concrete, the community is invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars.  There is no charge to attend the event, but a donation of $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4 is encouraged with all proceeds benefiting the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs.

“We strive to create a safe, supportive environment where children and youth experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life,” said Craig Monley, CEO of Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs.

“The Interior Savings Moonlight Movie Night is a unique event for our community that will help us raise funds to provide programs to support healthy physical, educational and social development for over 6,000 young people and families throughout the Okanagan valley.”

As part of a commitment to building healthy communities, Interior Savings’ Moonlight Movie Tour will touch down in 14 interior B.C. communities throughout the months of July and August and will feature three individual movie nights in both Kamloops and Kelowna.

“With the Interior Savings Moonlight Movie Tour, we are able to provide a family-friendly, free night out while raising money and awareness for youth programs in the community,” said Kathy Conway, Interior Savings’ CEO.  “The tour attracts over 10,000 people each year and, to date, has raised over $50,000 for programs that help youth develop leadership and life skills.”

On movie nights, bring your lawn chairs and blankets; concession, pre-show entertainment and kids games starts at 7 p.m.; show starts at dusk.

The schedule is as follows:

July 11 – The Lorax at Kelowna’s City Park

July 18 – Shrek at Kelowna’s City Park

Aug 19 – E.T. at Vernon’s Polson Park

Aug 20 – Shrek at Lake Country’s Beasley Park

Aug 21 – Honey I Shrunk the Kids in West Kelowna at Webber Road Community Centre

Aug 22 – E.T. at Kelowna’s City Park

Aug 23 – The Lorax at Ok Falls’ Kenyon Park

Aug 26 – Shrek in Oliver

Aug 27 – E.T. in Osoyoos at Kinsmen Park

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