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Holiday magic fills local theatre

Over 500 children and their families will have the chance to attend a holiday tradition this Christmas season, thanks to proceeds from Kelowna's Hot Holiday Homes tour and funding from other organizations in the area.

The Nutcracker 'Making Memories' initiative allows local youth to visit the Kelowna Community Theatre and take in this performance put on by The Canadian School of Ballet and Ballet Kelowna. 

Several local home owners showcased professional interior design with a festive theme, as part of the Hot Holiday Homes tour. The support of tour guests and donors ensures that each child attending the 'Making Memories' event will receive a Christmas stocking.

The stockings will be filled with gift donations from several different groups.

The 'We Love Lucy Society' - a non-profit organization that provides assistance to a 16-year-old Kelowna girl with down syndrome - will donate custom made, hand sewn beanbags. 9-year-old entrepreneur Jesse Beaner of Jesse Beaner's Button Business will make buttons featuring images from The Nutcracker as a memento for the occasion.  Additionally, baked goods will be made by junior chef members at the Okanagan Chefs Association and culinary students at Okanagan College.

Other organizations supporting the event include the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, Cops for Kids, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Families in Touch.

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