Brewing up support
Representatives of the organizations that benefit from the money raised by the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale received their cheques Wednesday at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Groups include Agur Lake Camp Society, Birthright of Penticton Society, BCSPCA Okanagan Similkameen, Canadian Mental Health Association Okanagan Similkameen Branch, City of Penticton Girls at Risk program, Community Foundation of the South Okanagan, OFOA Legacy Fund and PIB Youth Leadership, DARE BC Society Penticton, Dragon Fly Pond Family Society, Kid Sport Canada, MS Society BC Division, Okanagan Boys and Girls clubs, Okanagan College Foundation, Okanagan-Similkameen Neurological Society, Penticton and District Community Resources Society, Penticton Fire Rescue Safety Village, Penticton Writers and Publishers (two programs), Penticton Secondary, Princess Margaret Secondary and Summerland Secondary schools scholarships, South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation, South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society and Special Olympics BC Society. A total of $95,000 was donated back to the community. The money was raised at the 16th annual Fest of Ale held earlier this year. To date, more than $387,000 has been given out to groups and organizations that operate in the region.