Students offer dining for water

Ethnic dinner at Pen High to raise money for well project in Ethiopia

Western News Staff

Local high school students are putting their money where their mouth is.

April 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., students from the Global Awareness group at Penticton Secondary School are hosting an evening of international dining featuring ethnic food from local restaurants to raise funds towards the cost of building a well for a village in Ethiopia.

The evening is the fifth fundraiser for the Pen High group, who together with the Global Awareness group at Princess Margaret Secondary School hope to raise $7,000 to cover the cost of the well, said Jozsef Varga, Global Awareness group leader at Pen-High.

Thus far, the two groups have raised $6,000 and are hoping the international dinner will close out their fundraising efforts, Varga said.

The evening also features entertainment from the Pen High choir and improv team, as well as dancers from the Get Bent Belly Dancing Studio, and Zoe Perritaz, a Swiss Rotary exchange student, will perform a Swiss yodel.

Tickets for the dinner are $15 for adults, $10 for students and are available at the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services office at 508 Main St., or by e-mailing A few tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, contact the Global Awareness Group,, group leader Jozsef Varga: 250-462-4854, or teacher-sponsor Lou Rutherford, 250-770-7750.



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