In preparation for the launch of the 2016 My Okanagan calendar sponsored by Grannies à  Gogo

In preparation for the launch of the 2016 My Okanagan calendar sponsored by Grannies à Gogo

Winning photos selected

Grannies à Gogo announces the winners of its annual contest, where the winning photographs will end up in a 2016 calendar

“And the winner is…!”

Professional photographer John Morrison of Revelstoke has judged a multitude of entries to the Grannies à Gogo photo contest, My Okanagan‚ and selected a total of 13 winners.

Amongst them will be the grand prize winner whose photo will be featured on the cover of the beautiful 2016 calendar. A second and third prize will also be named, and all 13 photos will appear in the calendar.

There are several reasons the public is enthusiastically invited to attend the launch of this eye-catching calendar on Friday at the People Place. From 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., the public will vote for their favourite photo entry for the People’s Choice Award. Most significantly will be the announcing of the winners.

John Morrison, who said he found the quality of entries extremely high, will explain the outstanding photographic qualities that influenced his choices. He will also be available to talk individually to the contest entrants about their photos. Since this event takes place over the supper hour, coffee/tea, pizza, veggies and fruit will be served.

All net proceeds from calendar sales support AIDS-bereaved gogos (grandmothers) in Sabie, South Africa. At $15, the calendars make beautiful gifts to family and friends as a daily reminder of our magnificently diverse North Okanagan. It is an easy-to-mail gift (envelopes included) and there is plenty of room to note daily events.

The My Okanagan calendar launch will be held Friday at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., lower level, at 5:30 p.m.

Susan Fenner is publicity Rep for Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon-South Africa Connection.