Vernon's Venture Connections receives $5,000 grant for arts and music programs

Venture says thanks

Vernon's Venture Connections is giving a big shout out to Western Financial Group.

Western Financial donated $5,000 to the Vernon non-profit, which it used to purchase adaptive equipment, easels, audio instruments, karaoke gear, and additional supplies for therapeutic art and inclusive music programs.

Venture is a non-profit organization that has been advocating for individuals with disabilities for more than 65 years in the Vernon area, through a variety of programs and employment opportunities.

“The funds allowed us to expand programming and offer more opportunities for participants to express their diverse abilities, challenges and interests through art and music,” Venture said in a press release.

“Our artists reflect a deep sense of accomplishment, self-worth and pride as they pursue their unique talents. Moving forward, many participants are excited to prepare for an upcoming art auction and event that will be done in collaboration with Venture’s accessing community training program to highlight some of their masterpieces.”

Support from community and business partners has allowed Venture to pursue its mission to “provide rewarding opportunities, self-advocacy, community access and equality for all participants.”

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