PENTICTON, BC – The summer of 2015 is looking pretty good from the driver’s seat of Penticton local, Kevin Epp. Epp, a local school teacher, was the lucky holder of the winning ticket which awarded him a beautiful 2015 Yamaha Silverado Road Star motorcycle last weekend.
The ticket was drawn as part of the closing ceremonies of Peach City Beach Cruise, on Sunday, June 28. Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit drew Kevin’s ticket, from a barrel stuffed with hopeful ballots. Each ticket ($20 each or 3 for $50) raises money towards the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre.
We at the OSNS are thrilled that Kevin, a self-proclaimed farm kid who grew up riding dirt bikes, finally has the cruiser bike that he’s always wanted, and doesn’t have to wait for retirement to enjoy this slice of the good life. On May 16, the Early Bird draw for a Yamaha scooter was also awarded to another Penticton local – Patrick Ward.
The annual motorcycle raffle is one of the OSNS’s key fundraising efforts. The riders of our local motorcycle club, OMRA (Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association) are the key faces behind the effort, who are dedicated to hauling the bike trailer around to its various ticket-selling opportunities, farmers markets, and to local businesses throughout the South Okanagan who are willing to have the bike on display to assist with selling tickets.
Although there can only be one winner of the bike, there are 700 other winners – the children who use the services at the Child & Youth Development Centre every year, where all proceeds from the fundraising drive go towards.
The Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society (OSNS) Child & Youth Development Centre is an integrated pediatric therapy centre, focusing on providing early intervention developmental therapies and Autism treatment programs to children from birth to school age. In addition to the therapy programs, the Centre also runs KinderPlace, a developmental preschool.
For more information please contact:
Manisha Willms, Executive Director