Habitat builds support for Penticton project

Naramata artist will donate $20 from each print sold to Habitat for Humanity

While weather may have stalled work on Habitat for Humanity’s latest build, that doesn’t mean that members of the local chapter are going to be idle this weekend.

You will find their members at two events on Saturday, helping to raise awareness about their work and funds for the current build, underway on Huth Avenue in Penticton. Merle Kindred, co-chair of the Habitat board of directors, said they have only about a third of the funds needed for the build, so fundraising is a priority, which one special event this weekend should help with.

“This Saturday coming up is the opening of Terry Isaac’s gallery on Naramata Road,” said co-chair Lynn Popoff. “He has done a painting, and each print of the panting that sells, Habitat gets $120.”

Though he still travels the world for his painting subjects, internationally renowned wildlife artist Terry Isaac now calls Penticton home. He has opened a gallery at 475 Upper Bench Rd., to show and sell his works, and is holding the grand opening from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday.

Habitat representatives will also be in Gyro Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday for International Worker’s Day, where they will have an information table in hopes of attracting more volunteers to help with the project.