Penticton and Area Women’s Centre celebrates spring

The Spring Event will be held Thursday on board the SS Sicamous

The Penticton and Area Women’s Centre is hosting The Spring Event next week aboard the SS Sicamous.

Wear your best attire and enjoy local designer fashions, Okanagan wine, gourmet appetizers and music by Nikita Afonso all for a good cause. Money raised at this event through ticket sales and a silent auction will all go to the women’s centre.

“The Penticton and District Women’s Centre provides programs which assist many women, men and families in our community,” said PAWC supporter Rod King. “That is why I am pleased to take part in The Spring Event and help raise the money required to provide these needed programs.”

There are several local businesses and individuals who have contributed silent auction items ranging from wine-tasting tours for eight to learning how to Zumba alongside eight to 12 of your friends. Also providing support are Geraldine Shockey, who has volunteered her time to take on the role of artistic director of the fashion show.

“The Spring Event will celebrate some of the many talents nurtured within the Okanagan Valley while helping support the important services offered at the PAWC,” said Elmie Saaltink, chair of the PAWC board. “We very much appreciate the amazing support from the many community members that are helping with this event.”

Tickets to the May 3 Spring Event are $25 and organizers expect them to sell out and encourage the public to get their tickets early. The ship doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the fashion show starting at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the Penticton and Wine Country Visitors Centre, SASS Boutique in Summerland, Shades of Linen in Naramata and Three Wishes in Penticton or by calling the PAWC at 250-493-6822.