As a result of the very successful 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale Craft Beer and Cider Festival, the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society was able to donate $60,000 in net proceeds to charity in the community.
At a presentation held on October 11th, 2018 in Penticton Okanagan Fest of Ale Board of Directors, event volunteers, sponsors, supporters and charitable recipients gathered together to celebrate the success of the 23rd annual Okanagan Fest of Ale Craft Beer Festival. The Okanagan Fest of Ale Society Board was thrilled to announce that a total of $60,000 was to be distributed amongst 20 well-deserving, local charitable organizations at the combined charitable grant presentation and volunteer appreciation event.
“This is one of the largest disbursements to charity we’ve had the pleasure of distributing and brings the total donations made by the Society to $697,660” said John Cruickshank, President of the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society. Highlighting the event were presentations made by representatives from each of the charitable organizations detailing their organizations initiatives and benefits to the community.
Cruickshank summarized, “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society, we would like to extend thanks to all vendors, sponsors, supporters, volunteers, entertainers, judges, media and attendees for making this event an incredible success year over year.
The 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale Charity Recipients include:
Agur Lake Camp Society
Breakfast Learning Club Penticton
Desert Valley Hospice Society
Dragonfly Pond Family Society
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
Okanagan College Foundation
Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre
OneSky Community Resources
OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre
Pathways Addictions Resource Centre
Penticton Recovery Resource Society
Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Society
School District 67
South Okanagan Loss Society
South Okanagan Medical Foundation
South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society
St. Saviour’s Community Meal
The Penticton & Area Access Centre
The Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning