First responders honoured

North Okanagan First Responders will be honored with an appreciation night, Nov. 10 at Kal Tire Place.

The North Okanagan’s heroes are being recognized for their service.

North Okanagan First Responders will be honored with an appreciation night, Nov. 10 at Kal Tire Place. First Responders and their families will enjoy a Vipers hockey game courtesy of the Vipers Hockey Club and Kal Tire which is sponsoring the family tickets. The event is being organized by the North Okanagan First Responders Appreciation Committee.

“Everybody with whom we’ve spoken thinks it’s a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to the folks who put their lives on the line every day for the rest of the community,” said Beth Marks, committee spokesperson.

“Firefighters, police, paramedics, search and rescue personnel and tow truck drivers throughout the North Okanagan are invited,” she said. “We’re hopeful for a large turnout.”

Those interested can check with their supervisor to get their name on the ticket list or call Sutton Group Lakefront Realty at 250-549-3944 for more details.

While the Vipers, Kal Tire, Kiss FM, The Morning Star and Sutton Group Realty have stepped up to sponsor the event, there is a need for further support. Those interested can call Sutton.

The Vipers are generously providing two tickets for each first responder and Kal Tire has also purchased 200 tickets for first responders immediate families. The Morning Star and KISS FM are providing publicity and Sutton Group Lakefront Realty is donating staff time and space to assist the committee.

The committee hopes that the appreciation night will become an annual event and grow to be bigger and better each year.