Community foundation celebrates

The Community Foundation of North Okanagan will celebrate a milestone with a special evening

The Community Foundation of North Okanagan will celebrate a milestone with a special evening and musical celebration.

The foundation is celebrating its 40th anniversary with dinner, drinks and music on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Best Western Plus VernonLodge.

“This is something we have been working on for more than a year,” said the foundation’s executive director, Dave Fletcher.

Special musical guest for the anniversary party is Jowi Taylor and Six String Nation, whose Canadiana presentation will take you down memory lane.

“It’s the story of Canada as you’ve never heard it before,” said Fletcher, adding Taylor and Six String Nation will be presenting at all seven high schools in the North Okanagan during their time in the area.

“His show is something all Canadians should see.”

Also performing during the evening will be Andrew Mercer, of local band Cod Gone Wild, and popular Morning Star columnist Ken Mather (Ranch Tales) has written a warm and witty cowboy poem for the foundation.

Tickets for the evening are $100 which includes a $50 tax receipt. Proceeds are going toward the CFNO’s Smart and Caring Communities / General Fund which is used for educational scholarships.

You can get tickets for the evening by calling CFNO at 250-542-8677.