LETTERS: Jailbirds were good sports

A heart-felt thank you to everybody that helped make the Jail ‘N Bail a great success.

On June 17, 36 people were arrested in Penticton’s first ever Jail ‘N Bail which helped raise almost $12,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society and Myla (a local six-year-old battling a rare form of cancer).

Being on the wrong side of the law for the right cause was what this event was all about. All of the “jailbirds” were such good sports and everybody responded so generously. Independent events like this are a vital source of funding for the Society, but they’re also a key way for us all to come together as a community and show our support.

On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, and the people who benefit from our investments in research, prevention and support, I want to offer a heart-felt thank you to everybody that helped make the Jail ‘N Bail a great success! Thank you so much.  And to anyone we forgot, we deeply thank you — please see the Downtown Penticton Association to sign up for next year.

Tessa Derksen

Annual giving co-ordinator,

Canadian Cancer Society (BC and Yukon Division)