Barb DuTot displays a salmon painting done by artist Jaime Seward for Saturday’s fundraiser for the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.

Barb DuTot displays a salmon painting done by artist Jaime Seward for Saturday’s fundraiser for the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.

Kingfisher gets support

Event helps Kingfisher Interpretive Centre recover from a landslide and flood earlier this year.

An organization dedicated to the environment and education has received a significant boost.

A fundraising dinner and auction was held at the Riverside Community Hall Saturday to help the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre recover from a landslide and flood earlier this year.

“A sold-out crowd enjoyed a sumptuous salmon dinner, great entertainment and took part in an enthusiastic live auction led by Gail Viens. They helped raise more than $10,000,” said Jackie Pearase, rural Enderby director for the Regional District of North Okanagan.

“Add to that another $7,000 in sponsorships, online donations and personal donations and it raised a tidy sum to help the KIC get back up and running.”

The centre’s annual Thanksgiving salmon egg take will take place Oct. 11 to 12.

“There has been a lot of activity around the centre this fall despite the setback,” said Neil Brookes, KIC operations manager.