$3500 for the Lake Country Food Bank

A full house at Creekside Theatre last Saturday night (Dec 14th) raised more than $3500 for the Lake Country Food Bank.

“A Swingin’ Christmas” was a joint venture between the Lake Country Big Band and Lake Country School of Dance. It showcased the talents of about 100 entertainers ranging in age from 3 years to senior citizens.They included 70 dancers from Lake Country’s award winning studio, and 17 local musicians, many of whom have been with the big band since its inception about 20 years ago.

The evening proved to be a huge success with the additional support of the local Rotary Club, Creekside Theatre and numerous local businesses. 

The Lake Country Food Bank has become a critical service with an increasing number of clientele every year. Monies raised will support the day-to-day operations as well as contributing to the fund for a new home, as the current location is unable to support growth.

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Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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