Taste for the Arts another great success

Thank you to everyone who came out to support and enjoy the Okanagan School of the Arts - Shatford Centre’s 3rd Annual A Taste for the Arts

Thank you to everyone who came out to support and enjoy the Okanagan School of the Arts – Shatford Centre’s 3rd Annual A Taste for the Arts on Sept. 28, 2013.

Without your support, the Shatford Centre would not be the creative, community building that it is. I feel we are well on our way to raising the $220,000 needed to build a learning kitchen in the Shatford Centre that will be used for culinary classes, program enhancement, demonstrations, events and so much more.

A special thank you to the following establishments that provided the culinary delights: Baking For the Stars, Bean to the Beach, Brodo Kitchen, Cannery Brewing Co, Isshin Sushi Bar, Jack Kelly Coffee, La Casa Ouzeria, Maple Leaf Spirits, Naramata Bench Wineries, Pasta Factory, Theo’s Restaurant and Wild Scallion.

Without your support, A Taste for the Arts would not have been possible. Another huge thanks goes to all of the silent auction and raffle contributors who graciously donated.

Congratulations to our grand prize raffle winner, John Kelly, who won over $1,000 in gift certificates and will be able to enjoy A Taste for the Arts year round. Runner up winners were Joan Jotkus, Karen Davy, Merle Irvine and Paul Skelhorne.

And finally, I would like to give a personal thank-you to my event committee of volunteers that grew as the weeks went along and the event drew near. I hope the community of the South Okanagan enjoys the art programming, exhibits, events and festivals for years to come and continues to support such a worthy cause,

Jennifer Mlazgar

Committee Chair, A Taste for the Arts