Baby Ava

Saucy fundraiser helps newborn

Italian Kitchen and Save-On-Foods selling sauce in support of Vernon family

Parents Matt and Ashley were more than prepared for their new baby. But they weren’t prepared for her to arrive so early, and with the accompanying complications.

Baby Ava was born three months early, weighing just 960 grams (a little more than two pounds). Being so small, Ava is at B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Her dad has since had to return to Vernon to complete his schooling while Ashley is at her baby’s side in Vancouver.

So to help the family with the unexpected finances that come with the long-distance hospital stay, a fundraiser has been initiated at Save-On-Foods.

“We are trying to raise money to help the family out with some of their expenses,” said Jim Tennant, Save-On-Foods manager, who calls the fundraiser:  “Locals Helping Locals.”

“I have Italian Kitchen on board and we are selling their sauce off at $5.50 each with $2 from every bottle going to the family,” said Tennant.

Aside from a recent blood transfusion due to complications, baby Ava is doing well and growing everyday.

 

Just Posted

Vernon organization aiming to help teens at Christmas

Teens Count Too will be making gift presentations this week but is still accepting cash donations

For 52 people, it really is home for the holidays in Vernon

New My Place residential facility has occupants celebrating holidays in stable environment

Vernon community radio station inching closer to going on-air

Application to be put on public hearing agenda, likely in the spring.

Penticton Vees earn split with Vernon Vipers

Vees victorious 4-1 at home in back end of home-and-home series

North Okanagan Knights blanked in East Kootenays

Knights drop pair of KIJHL games in Fernie and Kimberley; lost five straight

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

RCMP officer volunteers as designated driver

Princeton’s two largest employers ensure safe rides for Christmas parties

Pacioretty scores 2, Golden Knights top Canucks 6-3

Vegas goalie Fleury gets win No. 452

In Photos: CP Rail Holiday Train lights up the Shuswap

The stop on the train’s Canada-wide journey came with a $5,500 donation to local food bank.

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

Kelowna RCMP officer suspended after allegedly sexting assault victim

RCMP confirm investigation but hold back details

Old Christmas card has ties to Summerland agriculture

Card was sent by former director of Summerland Research Station

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Most Read