Meg Dimma (left), accompanied by two delightful toddlers from OSNS’ childcare program, accept the $1,470 donation from Lynn Allin. Photo by Downtown Penticton Association.

DPA Canada Day pancake breakfast raised just under $1,500 for OSNS

The donation will be directed to the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre

Funds raised from the Downtown Penticton Association’s (DPA) Canada Day pancake breakfast will help the Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society (OSNS) Child & Youth Development Centre.

The event raised $1,470 thanks to local volunteers and businesses that made it possible.

“Several volunteers and local business generously provided groceries, materials and equipment including IGA, Summerland Sweets, Penticton Legion-Branch 40, Boyd Autobody & Glass and Smart Shopper,” reads a release from DPA.

The Child & Youth Development Centre supports children with behavioural and developmental challenges, serving over 1,400 young people last year alone. The donation will be directed to the centre’s programs and services.

“Selecting OSNS as our fundraising partner and beneficiary was an easy decision,” said Lynn Allin, DPA executive director. “For any family that’s been touched by the centre’s dedicated staff or needed their specialized programs, the value of OSNS is difficult to describe. This donation is one small way of acknowledging the important work that OSNS so quietly performs in our community.”

“We really appreciated the support of local businesses and the DPA,” said Meg Dimma, OSNS community engagement coordinator. “The sponsor’s contributions allowed us to keep costs to eat very low, granting wider community access. This aligns with our centre’s core values of ensuring accessibility and removing service barriers for those in need.”

For more information about the OSNS and its services, visit www.osns.org.

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