Organizers of an Osoyoos-created charity event are inviting local business partners to an evening with country music star Gord Bamford.
And, yes, they’ll be looking for your support for a good cause.
The July 23 mixer — to be held in the Cultural Centre Bowl at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre — will be an opportunity for local business people to learn how they can be part of the 2019 South Okanagan Pics and Sticks Charity fundraiser, which will feature NHL hockey Alumni and Country Music stars.
“Admission will be by donation,” said Kevin Primeau, a former Edmonton Oilers hockey coach who now sells real estate in the Osoyoos community. “Any surplus will go toward the planned launch of the Humboldt scholarship initiative.”
The 16 scholarships — in the names of each of the Humboldt victims — will go to Okanagan children and families involved in Junior hockey and pursuing further education).
Bamford is an Australian-born country music star who now makes his home in Alberta. He is currently on tour in British Columbia.
Former Oiler Ron Low and Canuck Bob MCcammon are expected to attend.
Chris Joseph is scheduled to announce the Humboldt Scholarships.
Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for several items.
Those interested can RSVP Kevin at RE/MAX Realty Solutions or Corrine Szepesi (780-914-9175).
As there is limited capacity, quick action is encouraged to secure tickets.
Next May’s South Okanagan Pics & Sticks charity event — hosted by Primeau and Bamford — will feature an NHL Alumni hockey game, celebrity golf tournament and a banquet and concert.
All proceeds will go to South Okanagan charities and local youth groups.