The Downtown Penticton Association needs help to make sure Canada Day goes out with a bang.
The DPA is raising $20,000 to make Canada Day a spectacular event by asking businesses, groups and individuals to help pay for the annual fireworks show. They are hoping to make it the largest fireworks show the city has ever had. To date, Ellis Don ($5,000), the City of Penticton ($1,500) and the DPA ($1,000) have donated to bring them to a starting level of $7,500.
Donations can be made by contacting the Downtown Penticton office at 250-493-8540 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DPA has also set up a fundraising websitewww.gofundme.com/canada150fireworks where donations are being accepted. As of Tuesday, at press deadline, they have reached $8,000 of their $20,000 goal.