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Silent auction raising money for several programs that support LGBTQ2+ identifying youths

Support for LGBTQ2 groups

The Team Trans Okanagan Ice Hockey 2021 online silent auction is working to fundraise for several programs that support LGBTQ2+ identifying youths throughout the Okanagan and BC.

The silent auction will support the Etcetera Youth Kelowna, RADAR Youth Penticton, Friends of Dorothy Langley Youth Hub Langley and the Summerland Secondary School Bursary “Team Trans Ice Hockey”.

The SSS Bursary recipient will receive a $500 award and goes to graduating student of SSS who self identifies as part of the LGBTQ2 community or a student that is a strong ally, and advocates on behalf of other students and/or the broader community in the LGBTQ2 community.

Items in the auction include a Big White Ski Resort two night getaway, signed jerseys from local hockey teams and plenty of wine packages.

So far, the silent auctions has raised just over $5000 of it’s $10,000 goal.

The auction includes weekly random draw prizes for anyone bidding on items and a donation button for anyone to donate to the featured causes without being the winning bid on any item. Donations can be done at any time, not just when the auction is on.

Darrien McWatters is part of a hockey organization called Team Trans Ice Hockey. As a transgender female and hockey player, she will be playing in the Madison Friendship series in Nov. 2021 in Madison, Wisconsin.

McWatter is founding a chapter of Team Trans within the province and hopes to bring a tournament to British Columbia.

To view the Team Trans Okanagan Ice Hockey 2021 online silent auction, click here.



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