JCI Penticton is creating an opportunity for the community to gather together at a fun new event poolside at Blasted Church Vineyards, in order to announce the launch of an e-commerce site, www.jcibubbles.com.                                Submitted photo

JCI Penticton is creating an opportunity for the community to gather together at a fun new event poolside at Blasted Church Vineyards, in order to announce the launch of an e-commerce site, www.jcibubbles.com. Submitted photo

Bubbles event to fundraise for SOWINS

JCI fundraiser to help fundraise for the SAFEXST program and South Okanagan Women In Need Society

Junior Chamber International Penticton is launching a new venture in support of the clients served by SAFEXST(Exiting) Program.

“Bubbles,” presented by Total Restoration, is a personal indulgence event – a bubble bath theme afternoon where attendees are encouraged come dressed in bathrobes and flip flops, enjoy bubbly beverages and help create a positive impact for the users of the SAFEXST program.

The SAFEXST project is funded by Public Safety Canada specifically to provide support to those at risk through their use of sex as a means to survive. The goal is to help individuals make changes at their own manageable pace. This funding, however, cannot be used for any items that can bring warmth, comfort and nurturing outside of life’s essentials. For example, the feel of soft slippers, the sweet taste of chocolate, the smell of a deep conditioner, the comfort of a foot rub, the rejuvenation of a rich moisturizer. Luxury items help to nurture a person, to show them that they aren’t forgotten or alone. They can help give the strength needed to keep on going – to never give up.

Through the “Bubbles” event, JCI Penticton is creating an opportunity for the community to gather together at a fun new event poolside at Blasted Church Vineyards, in order to announce the launch of an e-commerce site, www.jcibubbles.com. Instead of the usual silent auction fundraiser, JCI is creating a website and e-commerce page where people can purchase the comfort items directly for the program all-year round, not just at one event.

Tickets are $50 and include drinks and appetizers. They can be purchased online at www.jcibubbles.com, along with shuttle tickets ($5). The event also features a bubbles bath photo booth and candy table from So Sweet.