Penticton Community Centre thanks public for anniversary party support

The Penticton Community Centre would like to thank the community for their support this past Saturday between 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., when more than 700 grandparents, parents, children and friends popped by to enjoy the one-year anniversary festivities.

The $1 admission to the pool, Fitness Room and drop-in sports brought in more than 400 people. The loonie barbecue fundraiser was a wild success, with 30 dozen hotdogs – that's 360 weiners and buns – grilled up for a good cause. Proceeds will go to supporting six children from low-income families to attend summer day camp programs this July.

The winners of the draws were:

  • Grand prize of 12-month Fitness Room or pool pass: Bobbi Krause
  • Second prize, six-month Fitness Room or pool pass: Sally Attwell
  • Third prize, three-month Fitness Room or pool pass: Terrena Buck
  • Fourth prize, one-month Fitness Room or pool pass: Sharon Giachino
  • Special prize, July summer day Camp: Raymond Chretien

The four tickets to Sesame Street Live at the SOEC on July 17 or 18 went to the Fife family of Penticton.

The celebration kicked off with a cake cutting by Mayor Dan Ashton at 10:30 a.m. and then it was all about the Par-T Perfect giant blow-up bouncers and the rock climbing wall – which had parents, kids and the Mayor achieving new heights. Special thanks go to the Penticton Fire Department and RCMP for their support on Saturday, as well as to CUPE for the use of the community trailer, which came from Vancouver and provided the barbecue for the event.

In addition, the new partnership of the Dale Charles Physiotherapy Sports Clinic was celebrated with an inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony. The Penticton Community Centre would like to thank everyone for their support in making the one-year anniversary a memorable one.