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Hey Winnipeg Social fans!

Happy Canada Day!

We are excited to announce that plans are now in place to host the 6th Annual Winnipeg Social in Kelowna this fall. We’ve secured the Parkinson Recreation venue on Harvey for November 5, 2022, so save the date!

Like our last social we are planning on having live music, dancing, your favourite social food, and the opportunity to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation for programs right here in Kelowna.

We want you to know that given the challenges we’ve all faced over the last two years with COVID be aware that things can change rapidly. We can’t predict into the future but it’s not stopping us from planning in the hopes that all will be well in November. In any regard, we will be following all of the COVID rules and guidelines set out by the government of BC, including cancelling this event if need be. Tickets are not available as of yet but once they are, and should the event be cancelled, all tickets will be fully refundable.

We are also looking for volunteers and sponsor! Please contact us with your name and number to let us know if you are willing to donate to this worthy event.

Wasn’t that a party!

Everyone agrees that Julie Masi and her great musician friends did not disappoint us!  We hit the dance floor the moment the band struck the first cord and we danced until the final Juno Award winning song of “Rise Up!” was sung by all.  You sure know how to get us moving Julie!  Thanks to all the musicians who joined Julie and showed us what you are made of!

 

With 4 full sets of dancing tunes it was hard for many of us to get away long enough to buy raffle tickets or a wine cork for 20 bucks that would get you a twenty to forty dollar bottle of wine. For those of you who did get a chance to purchase raffle tickets and wine wall corks know that you helped us raise $5,300.00 this year for Prostate Cancer Supportive programming here in the Okanagan Valley.  Way to go!

$5,300.00 for Prostate Cancer Supportive programming here in the Okanagan Valley!

Special thanks to all of our sponsors who contributed. Please patronize these businesses to show how much we appreciate their support!

What a spread Christine Rondeau of Bonne Bouche Event Catering put on! There was definitely was no shortage of food for the perogy and rye bread lovers in the crowd.  Next year perhaps two lines?  Thanks to Glenda Crawford’s Black Tie Bartending and her team who kept everyone well-watered during the evening.

 

Food

What can we say about our volunteers!?  Let’s be honest. Without you this event would not be viable. From set-up to tear-down and everything in between, our volunteers worked their butts off!  Hope you all had fun too and please, we need you, so come back again next year.

Speaking about next year, planning has already begun for the 6thAnnual Winnipeg Social in Kelowna. November 7, 2020 Parkinson Recreational Centre.  More details to come next year.

Thanks to all of you who bought tickets for this important cause. As you many of you know Julie Masi’s husband Agostino died of Prostate Cancer in 2010 which is what lead her to organize this important annual event.

It’s more than fundraising,

it’s also about awareness.

Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men. Statistics show that Prostate cancer is treatable and the survivor rates are high if caught in the early stage.  Because symptoms are not always apparent in the early stages of this disease, routine screening is absolutely critical.  For more information on Prostate Cancer please click here go to BC Cancer Care web site.

Finally, if you had your picture taken by Flash & Frames roving photographer it’s probably here. Click here to check out the social photos.

Till next year!
Julie & Friends