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Local group helps 'Angel'

Colton Davies

Penticton resident Angelique Nelson, also known as “Angel,” will have the biggest day of her life later this year.

Angel, who was born with cerebral palsy, is soon marrying her partner Aaron.

And she’ll have a big financial boost from Locals Supporting Locals to make it happen.

The group's founder, Kevin Proteau, is holding a launch party next week for his fifth annual calendar, which he introduced in December.

“They’re very unique calendars. As one of our sponsors said, this is the mother of all calendars," Proteau said. 

The calendar highlights events and festivals in the South Okanagan and features individual small businesses.  

Angel is also working for Locals Supporting Locals to sell calendars with Proteau in the community, who said she'll receive half of the profits.

"Kevin was looking for someone who would love to sell the calendars," Angel said. "Well I'm a people person, as Aaron knows... I've been looking for another job because we love to travel."

"I'm just hoping she doesn't outsell me," Proteau quipped.

Proteau is hoping his calendar launch party, taking place on Feb. 10 at Penticton's Craft Corner Kitchen can sell out. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 

The event will include about $2,000 dollars in prizes and will feature local performers, including acoustic artist Jarrett Lobley.

"I think in this world of globalization, we need to kind of break down into smaller pieces and take care of each other more," Lobley said.

More information on the launch event can be found here



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