A dance troupe from Abbotsford performs at the inaugural Mela for Cancer. The event is returning to Gyro Park Aug. 18 from 12 to 5 p.m. to fundraise for the B.C. Cancer Foundation. (Steve Kidd - Western News)

Third annual Mela for Cancer returns to Gyro Park

The event raised over $35,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation in its first two years

Penticton residents can experience a bit of Punjabi culture at the third annual Mela for Cancer at Gyro Park on Aug. 18.

Organized by youth with a non-profit organization, the event is a fundraiser to benefit the B.C. Cancer Foundation. According to the event website, the mela has raised over $30,000 in the first two years of the event.

READ MORE: Second annual Punjabi Mela Festival goes Sunday

Running from noon to 5 p.m., residents can take in performances and taste cuisine from Punjabi culture. Event organizers will be accepting donations both large or small, with a goal of $5,000.

For more information about the event or to make a donation, click here.

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