Lots of swag on the line for Red Leaf Project in Penticton

Penticton's Rock The Peach music festival is inviting the public to do some good and get some awesome.

Rock The Peach music festival is inviting the public to do some good and get some awesome.

All they are asking is a few hours of volunteer time this Saturday to help beautify waterways and trails in Penticton.

In return, volunteers will get their hands on some great swag and chances to win tickets to Rock The Peach in Penticton July 27 to 29 and other Molson Canadian sponsored festivals.

“It’s us giving a little bit back to the community and it is a great way to open the door for future projects with Molson, Rock The Peach, the City of Penticton and the Downtown Penticton Association,” said Carl Nystrom, operations manager for Rock The Peach.

Working with the Downtown Penticton Association, the City of Penticton, Molson Canadian and Rock The Peach organizers are asking the community to volunteer a few hours and help clean up the Penticton Creek and the Penticton River Channel.

“Penticton Creek has had a lot of people wanting to have that cleaned and it was the logical place to choose, along with the river channel,” said Nystrom.

Molson Canadian is hosting 100 park projects across Canada. Volunteers are helping make parks in their communities look better by planting trees, improving trails and cleaning up waterways.

Across the country last year the project planted 110,000 trees and picked up 2,000 bags of litter.

“In return everyone that volunteers gets a Molson Red Lead T-shirt and once they complete their shift they get a chance to win a single-day pass to the music festival of their choice, there is some Downtown Penticton dollars to be given away and Molson will be bringing a bunch of swag. Pretty much everybody that helps will get something,” said Nystrom.

Those that complete their shift will also be rewarded with a complimentary burger and beer on the Penticton Lakeside Resort patio.

Rock the Peach will also be giving away 20 tickets to the three-day music festival that takes place in Penticton at King’s Park featuring Ronnie Dunn, Collective Soul, Sam Roberts Band, Jesse Cook, War, Glass Tiger, Walk Off The Earth, Treble Charger and more.

Space is limited for the Red Leaf project and those interested must be of legal drinking age and are asked to register by emailing redleaf@rockthepeach.ca.