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Splash of Color Fundraiser

Kelowna will have at least two "Colour Run" type events in 2014.  As you'll recall this past September a lot of money was raised for the KGH Foundation at their highly successful Run in Colour event so today I'm happy to let you know that a new run has been announced and it will be raising funds for Easter Seals Camp in Winfield. To make it easy to remember the  "Easter Seals Splash of Color Family Fun Run" presented by Century 21 happens over the Easter weekend on April 19th. There will actually be three runs in the province each one taking place in Kelowna, Vernon, and Victoria. Every $2400 raised through the run will enable one child to attend the week-long camp.  The original "Easter Seals Splash of Color" was launched in Victoria in 2013 and raised over $30,000.

In case you don't know much about the Easter Seals Camps they are an amazing local organization. "The Camps provide a safe, warm and supportive environment for the campers to take risks, challenge themselves and try new things. While at camp, the kids cultivate meaningful relationships and experiences that they then take with them outside of camp. When the kids go home after a week, I see many of their social media status change to 'only 358 days till I go back to camp!'," said James Gagnon, Director of Camping at BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.

From personal experience I can tell you that the Easter Seals camp represents an unique opportunity for the kids and their families. Taking care of a child with disabilities is an incredible amount of work so by supporting this run your not only providing the funds for some kids to attend the camp but your also offering their families a very rare opportunity to take a week to rest knowing that their child is well taken care of and having an absolute blast at the Easter Seals Camp.

More information about the camps is available at: http://www.eastersealscamps.ca/home

Sign up now as a participant at the following link:  www.splashofcolor.ca

The run or walk will be around 5 kilometres and exact event locations for Kelowna and Vernon will be confirmed shortly. For the $35 entry fee, participants receive a T-shirt and sunglasses.

Children six and younger are free, but will have to pay the fee if they want a T-shirt and sunglasses.

Here is a video promoting their event:

I am more than a little curious why they chose to use the American spelling of "Color" but rather than focus on the nitty gritty lets instead focus on supporting this event and making it a success.


If your looking for some live music this weekend here are some options around Kelowna. 

As always thanks www.laner.ca for putting this list together.

Music Listings

 

Friday, Jan. 17th, 2014 venue
Jimmy LeGuilloux The Blue Gator
Live Jazz Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Max Ulis / Lighta! / Tenpin Arcade Lounge
Okangan Symphony Orchestra Kelowna Community Theatre
Radio Lifeline O’Flannigans Pub
Skratch Bastid w/ DJ Invizible Flashbacks
The Scattered Atoms Minstrel Cafe
The Zamboni Brother Turtle Bay Pub
Tim Hus / Whisky Dick Grateful Fed
Windmills Streaming Café
 
 
Saturday, Jan. 18th, 2014 venue
Jimmy LeGuilloux The Blue Gator
Live music Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Manual Scavengers / Greg Rekus / Crowjo Grateful Fed
Radio Lifeline O’Flannigans Pub
Raffi Kelowna Community Theatre
Tasman Jude Streaming Café
The Scattered Atoms Minstrel Cafe
Willhorse Doc Willoughby’s Pub
 

 


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About the Author

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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