Lots of fun celebrated at Easter Seals Splash of Colour Family Run

Apr 19, 2014

Lots of fun celebrated at Easter Seals Splash of Colour Family Run
KELOWNA, BC - April 19, 2014 - The inaugural Splash of Colour Family Fun Run organized by Easter Seals took place in Kelowna and Vernon this weekend with approximately 1,100 participants in total bursting through clouds of bright colours! Funds raised will help send kids with disabilities to attend Easter Seals Camp Winfield this summer.
Stephen Miller, president and CEO Easter Seals BC/Yukon said, "It was great to see so many smiling colourful faces and costumes at our inaugural events in both cities!” Easter Seals BC/Yukon also known as the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities has helped children with disabilities and their families for more than 60 years. “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. "
"We raised approximately $95,000 in total for both cities with Kelowna coming in around $52,000 and Vernon doing extremely well at an estimated $43,000! These totals include the generous contributions from presenting sponsor Century21 of $20,500 in Kelowna and $20,602 in Vernon," said Miller.
Myrna Park, managing broker and partner of Century21 in Kelowna said, “2014 marks the 35-year anniversary of the partnership between Century21 in North America and Easter Seals. The money we raise in the Okanagan helps Okanagan kids and their families. We have worked hard as a team to make a success of the inaugural Easter Seals Splash of Colour Family Fun Run and I would like to thank the community of Kelowna for their tremendous support. We had a terrific colourful crowd today! "
The lucky draw for two return air tickets from Kelowna to Whitehorse, sponsored by Air North went to Kim Larson. This was a very special lucky draw. Kim said, " We were running today in memory of my sister Naomi Larson, who suddenly passed away in 2012 at age 19. Naomi attended Camp Winfield from when she was 7 until 18 and she absolutely loved it! When we collected her from Camp the last time she cried because she had graduated and would not be able to go back again. Today's Easter Seals Splash of Colour was a wonderful way to honour Naomi."
Prize category winners in Kelowna were: Most Funds raised by a Team: Fuelled by Chocolate; Most Funds raised by an Individual: Colleen Tegart, First Home: Kevin Bouliane; Most Outrageous Costume: Diane Chavarie and Kelly Mow; Most Creative Team Name: Hoppy Easter and Most Colourful Team: Rainbow Dash.
The Easter Seals Splash of Colour Fun Run in Kelowna was made possible by the support of presenting sponsor Century21 and various individuals, businesses and community organizations. In addition to cash and donations in kind, fundraising and volunteering by individuals, the following organizations were key contributors: Air North, Avalon Rentals, New Horizon Productions (NHP), Interior Savings, Kelowna Professional Firefighters and Kelowna Lionesses.
Media outlets sponsoring the events include Global Okanagan, Kelowna Capital News, Vernon Morning Star, Sun FM 99.9 and SunFM105.7, Castanet and Shaw- go! Okanagan. Great support has also been received from many others.

Gifts in kind were donated by All Safe Traffic, Atlantis Waterslides, Bikram Yoga Kelowna, Boston Pizza, Carts Plus, Cherry Hill Coffee, Centre of Gravity, Domino’s Pizza, Kelly O'Bryan's Restaurant, Kelowna Okanagan-Mission Lions Club, MJ McAnerney's Lemonade Stand, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Safeway, Sparkling Hill Resort, Starbucks Coffee, SunRype, The Dump Truck, Urban Links Golf Training, Vital Water, Wildplay and Zumba with Roxana.
More information about the Easter Seals Camps is available at: http://www.eastersealscamps.ca/

Media Enquiries
Jeanette Hoft, Redthirteen Communications

2014 Easter Seals Splash of Colour (Kelowna and Vernon)
(250) 215-3623
[email protected]

Company Contact Information:

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Company: Redthirteen Communications on behalf of Easter Seals Splash of Colour Run
Contact Name: Jeanette Hoft
Contact Phone: 2502153623
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website: www.splashofcolour.ca

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