(Black Press file photo)

(Black Press file photo)

Penticton is holding an online music bingo party and you’re invited

The event is a fundraiser for the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre

Good news for bingo lovers and music lovers! The City of Penticton is getting ready to host a community-wide online music bingo tournament.

The event, planned for Thursday, April 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., is part of the city’s plans to wrap up work on its age-friendly action plan. The event will have a classic rock theme.

READ MORE: Penticton seeking feedback on how to be age-friendly

The city’s social development specialist Adam Goodwin said the online bingo tournament will provide an opportunity for social interaction amid the pandemic.

“One of the key features of an age-friendly community is to have opportunities for social participation with people of all ages and cultures,” said the city’s social development specialist Adam Goodwin. “With all of the restrictions on social gathering, this is a great way to bring residents together to collaborate on what kind of experience we want to provide residents in our community while we have some fun.”

The event will be run by Music BingoTM who will provide all of the bingo cards and manage the registration and the game.

The event is also a fundraiser for the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre (PSDIC), so there is a charge to participate.

Interested citizens can register and purchase their bingo cards from online.musicbingo.com for $10 each plus tax, with $6 from each purchase donated to the PSDIC.

The PSDIC will provide baskets for a silent auction and cash prizes for the bingo. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to fund the replacement of major building systems at the centre.

To ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation, a limited number of free cards will be available to residents in need by emailing getconnected@penticton.ca.

“This is a great opportunity for residents of all ages to get together and have some fun with your entire community and support a great cause,” said mayor John Vassilaki. “I encourage you to make it a night for the whole family and help your older relatives and friends to participate.”

READ MORE: Friends, family allowed to visit B.C. senior homes April 1


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