Help others see Tattoo

Organizers of the annual Okanagan Military Tattoo want to send disadvantaged seniors, youth and veterans to the big show and they are looking for some help to do it.

The OMT committee is looking for individuals, businesses and service clubs to purchase sponsored tickets for those who otherwise would not be able to go.

The Okanagan Military Tattoo, with more than 550 performers, takes place July 27-28 at Kal Tire Place in Vernon.

The indoor, air conditioned show takes place rain or shine and is Vernon’s largest annual indoor event.

The OMT wants to ensure the event is as inclusive as possible and help as many underprivileged, disabled and financially challenged people attend the world-class show.

All seating is reserved.

“It would be most helpful if anyone purchasing tickets for folks with mobility issues did so as soon as possible to secure the best possible seating close to the concourse level and thus minimize the use of stairs,” said Derek Hall, committee member.

“For $300, a sponsor can purchase a block of 15 tickets to the Tattoo. Sponsors can allocate and deliver the tickets to an organization of their choice or the Tattoo committee will distribute the tickets on the donor’s behalf. Recipient organizations might include seniors centres, the Royal Canadian Legion, boys and girls club or care facilities.”

Traditionally, Tattoos have provided an opportunity for civilians to witness the precision and professionalism of those who have dedicated their lives to the defence and security of their country.

In recent times, Tattoos have included civilian bands, dancers and singers.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion and this year’s Tribute to the Veterans will commemorate the historic event.

Headliners for the 2019 Tattoo include the 65-member Brentwood Imperial Youth Band from the United Kingdom and the 175-member Calgary Round-up Band.

To help a less fortunate group attend the sixth annual Tattoo, call Hall at 250-549-2123 or email [email protected]

More information on the tattoo can be found online.





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