It is quite shocking how many students arrive at school every day that haven’t eaten breakfast nor have appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Approximately 1 in 6 children are hungry which means that without breakfast, students cannot be at their best for learning and can be less attentive and disruptive in class.
To address this, three schools in West Kelowna are banding together, Chief Tomat, Hudson Road and George Pringle Elementary schools, to hold a fundraising concert called “Making Music Matter – A Benefit Concert for Westside Families in Need”. Check out their Facebook event page here.
This benefit is for families who have students attending one of the three schools. Funds raised from the sale of tickets will go towards purchasing food, clothing and basic necessities for families in need within our school community.
The benefit concert will be headlined by Shamma Sabir, who is one of Canada's top fiddlers along with Norm Strauss, Andrew Smith and Graham Ord. There will be some surprise additions yet to come. The performers are donating their time to support the event.
Tickets can be purchased at the offices of George Pringle, Hudson Road and Chief Tomat Elementary schools during regular office hours. They will also be available at Points West Audio Visual 8-1905 Evergreen Court in Kelowna from 8am-5pm Monday - Friday.
Tickets are $15 each for adults and $5 for children under 18.
Call any of the schools: Hudson Road (250) 769-4666, Chief Tomat (250) 768-6628, George Pringle (250) 870-5103 or Tracey at Points West Audio Visual at 250-861-5424 for more information.
The event will be held on Saturday, December 1 at 7pm in the George Pringle Elementary Gymnasium at 3770 Elliot Road in West Kelowna.