Individuals, businesses and service organizations are being asked to sponsor disadvantaged or disabled youth, seniors or veterans to attend the Okanagan Military Tattoo or the Strathcona’s Musical Ride.
The Okanagan Military Tattoo will take place at Kal Tire Place July 25 at 7 p.m. and July 26 at 2 p.m. The musical ride, performed by the Mounted Troop of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse will take place at the fairgrounds in Armstrong July 24 at 7 p.m.
“The organizing committee wants to make both events as inclusive as possible and help as many underprivileged, disabled or financially challenged people as possible attend one of the shows,” sad Derek Hall, with the Okanagan Military Tattoo.
For $200, a sponsor can purchase a block of 10 tickets to the tattoo or 18 tickets to the Strathcona’s Musical Ride. The sponsor can allocate the tickets to an organization of their choice, or the tattoo committee will allocate the tickets on the sponsor’s behalf. Recipient organizations might include seniors centres, care homes, the Royal Canadian Legion, boys and girls clubs, the Salvation Army or various church groups.
“Traditionally, tattoos have provided an opportunity for civilians to witness the precision and professionalism of those who have dedicated their lives to the defence and security of their country,” said Hall.
The Okanagan Military Tattoo will showcase local musicians and dancers together with performances by the Delta Police Pipe Band, the Vancouver Naval Veterans Band, the Band of the 15th Field Artillery, the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band, the Band of the Royal Canadian Artillery and Massed Pipes and Drums from the Okanagan area with a special tribute to the veterans. They will be joined by dancers and the 100-voice Okanagan Tattoo Choir.
To sponsor attendees, call Hall at 250-549-2123.
For information about the Okanagan Military Tattoo or the Strathcona’s Musical Ride, go to www.okanagantattoo.ca.