Kelowna’s Gospel Mission to host Thanksgiving dinner

Annual event open to the public on Monday, Oct. 10, from noon to 6 p.m.

  • Sat Oct 8th, 2016 6:00am
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Kelowna's Gospel Mission will host a Thanksgiving dinner on Monday from noon to 5 p.m.

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission will host a Thanksgiving dinner Monday, Oct. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. in the homeless shelter’s dining room, 259 Leon Ave.

The meal is open to anyone in the community. No reservations needed. (

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission plans on serving 800 meals on Thanksgiving Day.

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, local  MLAs Steve Thomson and  Norm Letnick are among the over 50 volunteers who will serve the meals.

The homeless and people in need will be able to enjoy a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie.

This year former guest of the shelter, Gordon Siemens, will present a poem he wrote to honour Gospel Mission outreach worker JoAnne before the meal.

Randy Benson, executive director of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission, said, “We are so thankful for the outpouring of generosity from the Okanagan Community. It is encouraging to see former guests of our Shelter give back. Gordon is a special man who has overcome hardship and we’re honoured to have him present his poem.”