A night to connect, unite, and nourish community

Stay At Home gala planned

It's a new way of connecting during a pandemic.

The Stay At Home Gala with JCI Penticton will be hosted online May 2 at 4:30 p.m.

The virtual gala will join thousands of Canadians across the country, and will host all the familiar elements of a gala: optional dinner (take out or delivered to your door), game-changing speakers, entertainment and much more.

The evening will aim to strengthen community efforts that manage the effects of the COVID-19 virus. After purchasing a ticket and receiving a tax receipt, attendees will receive a link to log on to the virtual gala. 

 “''Jaycees' are like-minded young professionals whose goal is to affect positive change in themselves, their community and in the world.  The Stay At Home Gala is a way for us to bring positivity to our community while raising funds for those that need it most during this unprecedented time,” said organizer Harpreet Sidhu. 

“With the unknown that our community faces it’s inspiring to see everyone band together and help.”

JCI Penticton has Total Restoration on board as title sponsor. 

“For Total Restoration, supporting this local initiative means supporting other business, JCI, which is an organization we believe strongly in, but also supporting the Community Foundation which funds all sorts of wonderful initiatives in our community such as the Starfish Pack Project and SOWINS. Both programs very near and dear to us.” said Tracy Van Raes, manager of marketing and community relations at Total Restoration Services South Okanagan.

“We are looking forward to putting on a show in the living rooms of as many South Okanagan residents as possible and raising money for our community at the same time.”

The event will welcome local guest speakers and musicians as part of the dinner program, with the option to have dinner to your door. Restaurant list and speakers will be announced at a later date. 

The evening soiree’s aim is to raise funds for the Community Foundations of Canada – locally, the Community Foundations of the South Okanagan Similkameen.

“COVID-19 is challenging many of our community’s norms, but there is one that it won’t ever change and that is our community’s generosity and will to help one another,” said Sidhu.

To sponsor, register and learn more, click here.

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