Slide Into Summer helps VJH

Tickets are still available for the Slide Into Summer fundraiser Monday at Atlantis Waterslides.

Tickets are still available for the Slide Into Summer fundraiser Monday at Atlantis Waterslides.

“We wanted to do something fun for the community that you can bring your family out to,” said On Ouchs, owner of the Rice Box, who is organizing the event with Fiona Forshaw, of Image Studios.

Proceeds will go to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation for the completion of the Polson Tower.

The event runs from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and will be jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family.

The kids section will be where the mini-golf was and will feature Kiki the Eco Elf performing songs and magic along with her balloon tricks and face painting.

Kelowna’s Leif the Magician will be on hand, entertaining kids with his tricks and there will also be a bouncy castle.

The Goods band will be performing live during the evening and the Kinshira Fire Group will do a fire dance at 10 p.m.

A&W has donated burgers, the Rice Box is supplying a bunch of chow mein and sushi, Save On Foods will donate drinks and Marble Slab has donated ice cream.

Vernon volunteer firefighters will be manning the barbecue throughout the event.

The Atlantis season pass will not work for admission into this event.

Tickets can be ordered at slideintosummer.ca. Once ordered, tickets can be picked up at the Rice Box. You can pay online or pay when you pick up your ticket.

If you prefer to buy your tickets in person, you can do so at the Rice Box or at Atlantis Waterslides.

There’s only 1,000 tickets available.

“Our goal is to raise $1,000, but I know with great community support, we should be able to pass that,” said Ouchs.

Adult tickets are $20, teenagers $15 and kids three to 12-years-old are $10.

A silent auction will take place, with people having the chance to bid on items donated from businesses from around town.