Enactus member Amanda Dacko and Sun FM’s Brian Martin host the Enactus Charity Challenge

Enactus member Amanda Dacko and Sun FM’s Brian Martin host the Enactus Charity Challenge

Challenge assists charities

Enactus Charity Challenge returns with the popular gameshow Corporate Feud (a spinoff of the popular ‘70s gameshow Family Feud) Thursday

Survey says…

Those who remember the classic hilarity of Family Feud can check out the local version, which will see area businesses and youth go head to head for a cause.

The Enactus Charity Challenge returns with the popular gameshow Corporate Feud (a spinoff of the popular ‘70s gameshow Family Feud).

The fundraiser for both Enactus and the Teen Junction Youth Centre goes Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Village Green Hotel. Tickets are $35, which includes an appy and beverage, and are available at the Bean Scene or Village Green.

The teams going head-to-head to name the most popular responses to general knowledge questions are the Teen Junction Youth Centre, Village Green, Scotiabank, Okanagan College, NOS Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Bice Contracting.

Along with the entertainment of the show, plus a silent auction with prizes such as a gift from the Village Green Hotel, those in attendance will be making a difference both locally and abroad.

“We have chosen to support the Teen Junction Youth Centre because teens are often overlooked and those at risk desperately need support and services,” said Meagan Bonneau, with Enactus Okanagan College.

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic, and business leaders who are committed to using entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

“We will be using the proceeds from the event to fund our community projects such as Instill Life where Enactus OC students attempt to connect the classroom to the real world,” said Bonneau.

Elementary students in Grade 5/6 learn the importance of agribusiness locally and globally by producing and selling cards to raise funds that are micro-lent to entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world.

The funds raised for Teen Junction are also making a difference as the centre’s food budget was recently cut.

“Their dedication and unwavering support to help teens that are the hardest to reach and are the hardest to serve is incredible and very inspiring,” said Bonneau. “They are not only providing disadvantaged teens with a safe space and warm meal but helping them to see and reach their full potential.”

 

For more information call 250-503-6263 or email a.dackko88@gmail.com