Behind the scenes, Boat for Hope is a magnificent coming together of the Kelowna boating and business communities to show their support for local families. Organizations involved in last year’s Boat for Hope – many who have participated every single year for the past decade – include the Kelowna Yacht Club, Pharmasave, Mustang Survival, the Boys & Girls Club of the Okanagan, Downtown Marina, The Jammery, 103.9 Juice FM, Kal Tire, Nesters Market, Investors Group Financial, Read Jones Christoffersen, The Cotton Candy Lady, and the Kelowna Firefighters Charitable Society.
“Along with being a wonderful day for the kids, for us at Variety BC, it is also an important fundraising opportunity, so that we can continue helping children with special needs,” notes Gill. “Our community partners have been so amazing for us, not only providing much of the in-kind support to run the event, but also in creating awareness and being active fundraisers for our cause.”
Donations to Variety - the Children’s Charity go towards kids with special needs in Kelowna and throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. Funding is made available for medical care and services, mobility equipment, specialized therapies, and education opportunities, not covered by public health care.
This year’s Boat for Hope will take place on June 24th. Local businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring the event are invited to contact Variety BC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free 1-800-3812040. To learn more about Boat for Hope or to donate to Variety the Children’s Charity, visit variety.bc.ca.