CFL commish helping Sun

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon will be the guest speaker at the fifth annual Okanagan Sun scholarship dinner.

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon will be the guest speaker at the fifth annual Okanagan Sun scholarship dinner, Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Coast Capri Hotel.

Tickets are $150 each or $1,200 for a table of eight. The dinner is sponsored by Scotiabank and JDS Energy & Mining Inc.

“In the past two years, our scholarship program has awarded over $45,000 to Sun players,” said Sun dinner chairman Les Weiss.

Cohon, 47, is the son of McDonald’s Canada founder George Cohon. He was appointed CFL commissioner in 2007, succeeding Tom Wright.

He is a graduate of Upper Canada College and Northwestern University with a Bachelors of Science majoring in communication studies, and worked at the NBA as head of international marketing, and Major League Baseball International as head of corporate development.

Cohon then became president and CEO of AudienceView Ticketing, a company which sells ticketing systems and services to sports, arts and entertainment events.

Call Weiss at 250-859-5603 or go online at to purchase tickets.



Just Posted

Vernon’s homeless-populated park to get porta potties, despite concerns

Vernon city council votes to install 2 portable units for the summer months

Alleged Vernon shoplifter tracked down by RCMP

Retail store’s loss prevention officer’s description of suspect helps lead to Vernon arrest

North Okanagan student relearns how to take steps forward

The Vernon Convocation starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Vernon campus, OC Facebook to stream event

Tolko donation helps build new daycare in Lumby

The Early Years Daycare Centre is scheduled to open at the end of summer 2019

Vernon businessowner challenges community to display Pride

“A huge reason why I made this challenge for other business was to offer LGBTQ+ community a safe place to eat, chat, shop, and get your haircut”

VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast

Fishing duel results in eager orca snagging salmon in Prince Rupert

UPDATED: Highway 97 closed between Summerland and Penticton

Accident closes highway in both directions; reopening expected at 10 p.m.

Kelowna Rocket invited to Hockey Canada National Under-17 Development Camp

The 16-year-old was selected by the Rockets 18th overall at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft

Fate of accused in Canadian couple’s 1987 killings in jury’s hands

William Talbott’s lawyer says DNA doesn’t prove murder

Okanagan RCMP serve up slices and support for Special Olympics B.C.

Last years inaugural campaign raised more than $12,000

Car window smashed with a bike in Kelowna

A staffer working in the area on the incident says vandalism is a reoccurring problem

Vernon artist featured at Kelowna exhibit

Mariel Belanger one of three female indigenous artists

Kelowna Mayor’s walking tour of Rutland cancelled

Growing issues surrounding supportive housing leads to rescheduled meeting with concerned resident

Hergott: Moral obligations and your will

Lawyer Paul Hergott discusses wills and moral obligation

Most Read