Kiki the Eco Elf makes balloon animals during Slide Into Summer at Atlantis Waterslides Monday. The event raised funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

Kiki the Eco Elf makes balloon animals during Slide Into Summer at Atlantis Waterslides Monday. The event raised funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

Slide Into Summer a hit

Slide Into Summer was a splashing success at Atlantis Waterslides

Slide Into Summer was a splashing success at Atlantis Waterslides.

Owner of the Rice Box, On Ouchs partnered with Fiona Forshaw, of Image Studios for a fundrasier at the waterslides to raise money for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation for the completion of the Polson Tower.

“It was totally successful,” said Ouchs, who ended up raising $7,149.39. “All the kids had smiles on their faces; it was an amazing feeling. Nobody wanted to go home.”

The event ran 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Monday night and sold more than 300 tickets.

“We owe a huge thanks to Atlantis Waterslides for allowing us to come in after hours and use their facility. They donated their staff for the entire evening. Without them, this event wouldn’t have happened,” said Ouchs.

Ouchs is already dreaming up another fundrasier for next summer, but will need more help.

“For our first event like this, we got great help from the entire community. It was great to see everyone come out,” said Ouchs. “It was a lot to take on for us, so we are looking for more help next summer.”