The United Way holds its annual Wine Expo fundraiser Thursday at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

The United Way holds its annual Wine Expo fundraiser Thursday at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

Vernon wine Expo supports United Way regional agencies

Annual United Way Wine Expo runs Thursday at the Vernon Recreation Complex...

North Okanagan residents can enjoy some great wine and support critical programs in the community.

The United Way will host its annual Wine Expo Thursday at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

“This event has proven to be extremely popular and has raised $26,000 for this United Way to date,” said Linda Yule, executive director.

“This event has been a sold out success for three years running.”

The event will feature about 30 vendors with B.C. and international wines, as well as some spirits and beers.

Cob’s Bread and Quality Greens will provide the food and The Bay will have a display of wine glasses and gadgets.

Stutter’s Disaster Kleenup will be providing a free driving service for those in attendance and their vehicle if needed.

The food and beverage industry portion of the event runs from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and the public portion is from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each and they are available at the United Way office at 3304 30th Ave. and at private liquor stores in Vernon.

To buy tickets online and find out more information, go to  www.vernonwineexpo.ca. You can also call 250-549-1346.

“Don’t miss out. Tickets must be purchased in advance,” said Yule.