Maxine DeHart catches a ride with Bill Sinclair at the 19th-annual Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast on Oct. 12, 2017. Image credit: Carmen Weld

VIDEO: Maxine’s Drive Through Breakfast

The 19th-annual Maxine DeHart Ramada Hotel United Way Drive Thru raised thousands for charity

UPDATE: Noon

The 19th-annual Maxine DeHart Ramada Hotel United Way Drive Thru raised $45,500.

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m.

A city councillor donned purple pyjamas and the community came out in droves to grab a one-of-a-kind breakfast and support the United Way Thursday morning.

Cars lined Enterprise Road in both directions for the 19th-annual Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast.

DeHart spoke to the Capital News as she took a rest in Bill Sinclair’s vintage car. Sinclair joined a handful of other British Car Club members waiting in line.

“This is our 19th year,” said DeHart. “They’ve all come en mass to get a bag and support me, I am so happy.

“It is going so well, we are lined up both sides. The sponsors are all out. We started at 5:15 a.m. and there was a lineup, just waiting for us to open at 6 a.m., so we are very happy.”

Last year the breakfast raised just over $50,000 and this year it was on track to beat that number. As of as of 8:30 a.m. the tally had hit more than $45,000.

“We always make quite a bit of money,” said DeHart. “Of course there were disasters this year so whatever we raise I will be happy with. There is a ton of support, I am very thankful to the community of Kelowna.”

While the breakfast is a lot of work, and DeHart noted she is 19 years older than when she started, you will see her running around in PJs once again in 2018.

“I want to make my 20th,” said DeHart. “Next year is the 20th and I am hoping I can make 20 years. Normally an event like this only lasts about seven years they tell me, so I have gone 19 and I hope to make 20. I think that is pretty damn good.”

The 2017 final tally is still be calculated and we will update this story when it becomes available.

—-

ORIGINAL: 8 a.m.

The Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast is on this morning, from 6 to 9 a.m.

The RCMP will be present on Enterprise Way to direct traffic into the hotel parking lot.

Along with Sun-Rype products in your bags, you will be treated to B.C. Tree Fruit apples, Dairyland yogurt, Kozy Shack pudding, Tim Horton’s Tim-bits, Kellogg’s products, Powerplant bars and Old Dutch Potato Chips.

Some of the businesses you will see in the line-up are Rona, TELUS, Coca Cola (Dasani Water), M&M Food Market, Chances, RE/MAX Kelowna, Okanagan Woman Magazine and of course, Tim Horton’s serving their famous coffee. You might win a grand prize of an I-Pad (U-Haul), Pacific Coastal Airlines (return flight for two to Victoria and valet parking at YLW), Orchard Park gift cards, leather chair from Heritage Office Furnishings, Samsung phone or new Fitbit from Tom Harris Cellular and a Samsung tablet from Waste Connections of Canada.

Scott Amis and Bruce Telford will be collecting donations, so please be generous.

There are also 50 – 2018 GOLFBC Championship day passes for two for the GOLFBC Championship Tournament June 14-17, 2018 at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club, a pair of polarized Kaenon ladies sunglasses from Wink i Wear, the latest Keurig from Scotiabank and two tickets to the Italian Club’s New Year’s Eve Gala.

There are literally hundreds of gift cards/certificates from Kelowna merchants who have been more than generous this year. Please join us and give generously as all monies raised stay right here in our community.

 

Volunteers made the Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast on Oct. 12, 2017 possible. Image credit: Carmen Weld

Supporters on two legs and four waited patiently in their cars as they lined up for the Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast on Oct. 12, 2017. Image credit: Carmen Weld

Volunteers made the Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast on Oct. 12, 2017 possible. Image credit: Carmen Weld

Volunteers made the Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast on Oct. 12, 2017 possible. Image credit: Carmen Weld

Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey shares a hug with Maxine DeHart. Image credit: Carmen Weld

Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey shares a laugh with Maxine DeHart and Bill Sinclair. Image credit: Carmen Weld Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey shares a laugh with Maxine DeHart and Bill Sinclair. Image credit: Carmen Weld

Volunteers made the Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast on Oct. 12, 2017 possible. Image credit: Carmen Weld

Volunteers made the Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast on Oct. 12, 2017 possible. Image credit: Carmen Weld

Just Posted

New Lake Country school sports fields to include track and field oval

School rec facilities to be developed on former Aspen Grove golf course

Freezing rain, some snow forecasted for Okanagan-Similkameen-Shuswap

Environment Canada forecasting freezing rain and snow for much of the region

Rockets stumble again, lose 6th straight to Moose Jaw Warriors

The Rockets will have to bounce back with weekend games against the top two teams in the league

UPDATE: Homeowners keep fire at bay in Oyama garage

Fire crews are reportedly on scene of a structure fire on Broadwater Road

Comedians to share laughs to help Kelowna school

Fundraiser begins effort to replace $20,000 stolen from South Rutland Elementary PAC

Music Rundown: Where you should be watching live music this week

Fill your calendar this week with these great shows

Body of Canadian miner found after African kidnapping

Kirk Woodman’s body was discovered 100 kilometres from the site where he worked for Progress Mineral Mining Company in Burkina Faso

Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada wasted

The study released Thursday is the world’s first to measure food waste using data from industry and other sources instead of estimates

Snowed-in Austrian nuns insist they’re staying put

Authorities have deployed heavy equipment to clear snow and fallen trees blocking the road to the monastery

Chiasson nets shootout winner as Oilers edge Canucks 3-2

Edmonton moves one point ahead of Vancouver

B.C. chief says they didn’t give up rights for gas pipeline to be built

Hereditary chief: no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over Wet’suwet’en land

Thieves steal thousands from 140 Coast Capital Savings members

Online fraud tactics included phising and ‘brute force’ in November and December

Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax

Many exemptions to tax, but annual declarations required

UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days

The pair are missing from Kamloops

Most Read