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A splash of colour, a dash of fun

Jennifer Zielinski

A splash of colour and a dash around Kelowna’s waterfront made for a fun morning on Saturday. 

Over 1,000 participants dashed in the inaugural Splash of Colour Family Fun Run organized by Easter Seals.

The event kicked off with a Zumba class before the ribbon was cut and runners filed out of City Park.

Young and old left the the park in white t-shirts only to be doused with colour at several splash locations around the downtown core, miking for a very vibrant crossing of the finish line. 

Funds raised will help send kids with disabilities to attend the Easter Seals Camp in Winfield this summer.

The family fun run was also held in Vernon and, Stephen Miller, president and CEO Easter Seals BC/Yukon says it was a good turn out.

“It was great to see so many smiling colourful faces and costumes at our inaugural events in both cities.”

Miller wasn’t able to confirm the funds raised as of yet but did say the charity received donations from Century21 of $20,500 in Kelowna and $20,602 in Vernon.

“As a not-for-profit organization we rely on the generous support of corporate sponsors, local media, donors, event participants and volunteers to help make our events successful. Like many not-for-profits, stretching every dollar as far as possible has become a way of life, and without the funds raised through events like Splash of Colour, we would not be able to continue to operate our three specialized camps and our Easter Seals House in Vancouver. "

Prizes were given away at the end of the race for such categories as most funds raised, most creative team, most outrageous costume and most colourful.  Winners of the event will be announced soon.

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