Desirae Brown sits with the Easter Bunny as he prepares for photo opportunities at the Delta Grand Easter Carnival. All proceeds from the event go straight to the United Way.

Easter fun benefits United Way

Hundreds of people gathered at the Delta Grand for Easter fun over the weekend, and helped support a good cause at the same time.

  • Apr. 8, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Angie Brown/contributor

Hundreds of people gathered at the Delta Grand for Easter fun over the weekend, and helped support a good cause at the same time.

The Easter Carnival gave kids the opportunity to decorate cookies, get their faces painted, play in bouncy castles and even visit with the Easter Bunny himself.

All proceeds from the Easter Carnival, now in its sixth year, were donated to the United Way of the Central and South Okanagan Similkameen. This was the second year in a row that the proceeds went to the United Way.

Allison Fallis, the event organizer, said the staff “really support” the United Way.

“It’s an organization that our team feels passionate about supporting, because they have so many branches under them,” Fallis said.

She noted that a kid’s zumba activity was brand-new to the line-up, and Wobbles the clown came back this year after an absence.

Karen Brandon, a native of Victoria, attended the festivities for the first time with her nephew.

“I like that it’s fun, and it’s also a way to show your support for the community and the United Way,” she said.

“Also, pizza is always a good thing.”

Fallis said the carnival is 100 per cent run by volunteers from the Delta Helps Committee and UBC Okanagan Civic Engagement members.

“From now on, the plan is to keep partnering with the United Way for consecutive Easter events.”

Last year, the Delta Grand managed to raise $2,500 for the United Way through the Easter carnival. Papa John’s Pizza also donated the money it made, which raised the grand total to $3,000 for local United Way projects.


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