LETTERS: Grandmothers thank you

The Grandmothers for Africa South Okanagan, the Stephen Lewis Foundation and OliveUs are grateful.

The Grandmothers for Africa South Okanagan and OliveUs Education Initiative Society partnered to hold a hugely successful a Taste of Africa Dinner recently. The response from the South Okanagan was incredible and there are so many to thank.

Special thanks to the members of this wonderful grandmothers group who planned, organized, decorated, set up tables, served food, sold goods, cooked soup, did dishes, solicited auction donations, and worked tirelessly throughout the evening.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and to the Shatford Centre for being great hosts and making the Shatford such a great community facility.

Thanks to our sponsors, the artists who displayed their wonderful African art, the musical entertainment that could have gone forever, and to our many donors for a silent auction that raised more money than we ever expected.

Kudos to Rita Kabongoya and her sister Edna Regehr, two fabulous cooks from Uganda who were responsible for the delicious main course and an amazing dessert.

This Taste of Africa Dinner raised thousands of dollars for the Stephen Lewis Foundation and OliveUs because of the generous Penticton and area citizens that came to enjoy the evening. Over 15 million African orphans have lost their parents to AIDS — an entire generation lost.

Grandmothers have stepped up across the African continent to raise these children. Funds raised in Penticton will greatly assist their work. Congratulations. The Grandmothers for Africa South Okanagan, the Stephen Lewis  Foundation and OliveUs are grateful.

Lynn Popoff & Rita Taenzer

 

 

Just Posted

Alleged Penticton shooter John Brittain waives preliminary trial

Brittain will return to court in January to schedule a trial date

Cougar destroyed in Penticton area after mauling dog, killing cat

This is the first reported incident with a cougar this year in the Penticton area

James and Jamesy return to Penticton for more Christmas tea

Their Dec. 17 show explores friendship, the joy of giving, and a celebration of the imagination

Santa Parade lights up the streets of Penticton

People lined Main Street through the rain and chill in the air.

Tenore trio want to celebrate a Christmas with You

The tenor group performs at Penticton’s Church of the Nazarene tonight at 6 p.m.

Video: Magicians and Bubble Wonders highlight Penticton Shriners Variety Show

The annual fundraiser filled the Cleland Community Theatre on Sunday.

Province sues over sailing incident that killed teen with disabilities

Gabriel Pollard, 16, died from injuries after marine lift failed

First Nations want Big Bar landslide cleared ASAP to allow fish passage

Leadership calling for urgent action and resources to remove obstruction on the Fraser

Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020

Other areas of province may see modest increases over last year’s values

Two Okanagan residents convicted and fined for hunting out of season

Both residents were convicted in a Kelowna provincial court

Book examines history of B.C. wine industry

Author Luke Whittall has studied the growth of the industry from the mid-19th century to today

Chilliwack family’s therapy dog injured in hit and run

Miniature pit bull Fifty’s owner is a single mother facing close to $10,000 in vet bills

Holiday lights displayed in Summerland neighbourhood

Trout Creek neighbourhood to hold fourth annual lights contest

Most Read