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Beep! Beep! The Brand New Kelowna Rotary Bus is Cruising with Club Kids

Published July 06, 2018 17:56

The Kelowna Rotary Clubs and The Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation keep the kids moving, donating $75,550.00 for the purchase of a new bus! Jarrod Stocker  Diane Entwistle   Tony French   Colin Pritchard Rotary Bus Pic

The Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation and the Kelowna Rotary Clubs came together to donate $75,550.00 to Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs for the purchase of a new 24 passenger bus. The Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation contributed $36,000.00 towards the purchase and rallied the Kelowna Rotary Clubs to come together and match that donation. Rotarians and their sponsors contributed an additional $39,550.

“Words can hardly convey our thanks,” stated Diane Entwistle, Chief Executive Officer of Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. “The collective contribution of The Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation and the Kelowna Rotarians is a true example of community coming together to help children and youth in Kelowna.”

At the Boys and Girls Clubs, transportation is a critical part of our service delivery. Providing transportation allows children and youth the opportunity to safely access and participate in high quality programs. The brand new Kelowna Rotary bus will be used to transport children to school every morning, and bring them to the Club after school for snack time, homework support, active play and, mentoring, and emotional support. This bus will be used throughout the summer months and school holidays to transport children to various activities around the Okanagan.

“Rotarians from the Kelowna Rotary Clubs and their sponsors came together to make the Rotary donation possible. “ -Tony French, Rotary Club of Kelowna Foundation

“As both a Rotarian and a community member, it is a pleasure for The Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation to contribute to the purchase of the bus, which will be used for years to come.“ - Colin Pritchard, The Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation.

Amazing people, foundations and service groups in our community are the reason the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs can provide the high quality services and support to the children and youth in our communities. Together we give young people an opportunity for a “Great Future.”

About The Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation
The foundation provides grants to qualified donees representing a broad cross section of charities within our community including the areas of health, arts and culture, emergency services, and other organizations that provide services to people in needy circumstances.

About the Kelowna Rotarians and their sponsors
The Kelowna Rotarians are made up of individual Rotarians, the Rotary Club of Kelowna Foundation , Rotary Club of Kelowna – Morningside, Rotary Club of Kelowna – Sunrise, Rotary Club of Kelowna – Okanagan Mission, Rotary Club of Kelowna – Ogopogo, Rotary Club of Kelowna – Capri, and sponsors Dockside Marine and Kelowna Ford Lincoln.

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