Curlers to assist Red Cross relief efforts for Japan

Open house fundraiser planned for Kelowna curling rink on Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

The Kelowna Curling Club will host an open house Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m., to raise funds for Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Japan.

Donations can be made on several silent auction items, and free instruction for kids and adults will also be offered.

A portion of all food and beverage sales will also go to the Red Cross.

Anyone who would like to make a donation of a new product or service to the silent auction can contact Marnie at 250-762-3112

The Kelowna Curling Club has long had a tie in with Japanese curling as many of their national teams have come to Kelowna to train, including teams from the Torino and Nagano Olympics. As recently as January, Kelowna Curling Club general manager Jock Tyre was Canada’s team leader in Karuizawa, Japan, at an international competition.

“We all feel the need to just do something, after watching the terrible events unfold. This is just a small way of giving back” said Kelowna Curling Club president Deanna Tuokko

Meanwhile, Kelowna’s sister city of Kasugai is far from the earthquake ravaged zone, but local politicians are still waiting to hear from their Asian counterparts. “We’ve all been concerned about what’s happening,” said Mayor Sharon Shepherd.


Just Posted

Smoke sparks evacuation at Penticton apartments

Fire crews were called to 88 Duncan Ave just after 6:30 p.m., Tuesday

Accident backs up Glenmore

Commuters in Lake Country, between Vernon and Kelowna, advised to avoid area

Police incident ends peacefully in Glenmore

After the area was evacuated, police were able to calm a distraught 50-year-old man

UBCO students to get medical cannabis coverage

Kelowna - The pilot project will be implemented in April

Kelowna art camp held for spring break

Classes for children are available from March 19 to 29

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canucks blow three goal lead, lose to Avalanche in overtime

Vancouver struggled on the penalty kill, as Colorado scored all five goals on the powerplay

Smoke sparks evacuation at Penticton apartments

Fire crews were called to 88 Duncan Ave just after 6:30 p.m., Tuesday

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden lodge operator

A woman from Alberta is suing guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

BC BUDGET: NDP hope to nix court delays with $15 million cash influx

Union says funding could stop sheriffs from leaving for higher paid jobs

Thompson, Chilcotin Steelhead Trout in danger of extinction

‘Once it’s gone, it’s not coming back’ says longtime Steelhead advocate Steve Rice.

Cattlemen urge B.C. to prevent erosion caused during 2017 wildfire season

Other concerns are fencing restoration and repair, and a lack of feed for cattle.

Skier air lifted from Cherryville

Elementary school students get a close look at emergency services in action

Most Read