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Rooftop Campout Kick Off Reception

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Kelowna Yacht Club

1370 Water Street

Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J1

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Firefighters take to the roof for charity

At 6pm on July 20th, members of the Kelowna Professional Firefighters Charitable Association will take to the roof of the Kelowna Yacht Club for their First Annual Rooftop Campout to raise funds and awareness for the Youth Recovery House campaign. The weekend will be full of events and activities for families to enjoy including a Kids Firefighter Challenge on Sunday, July 22.

All funds raised from the weekend will go to The Bridge Youth & Family Services Society for their tal campaign to build a Youth Recovery House for the Central Okanagan. The Youth Recovery House will be a leading edge 16 bed rehabilitation program for people under 19 years of age who struggle with a substance use disorder; it will be a place of healing and recovery that will reconnect young people with their community, and with people who care. According to The Bridge Youth & Family Services Executive Director, Celine Thompson, “families have no residential treatment options in the Central Okanagan for our children and youth; this life-saving resource is our opportunity as a community to inspire hope and allow these young people and their families to thrive.

You are invited to a reception hosted by The Bridge, The Kelowna Yacht Club and The Kelowna Professional Firefighters Charitable Society to kick off the Rooftop Campout. Doors will open to the banquet room at The Kelowna Yacht Club at 5pm, with the official start of the Rooftop Campout at 6:00pm with the Firefighters heading to the roof. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available at the reception.

Event sponsorship opportunities are still available.

The Rooftop Campout is a fundraising event that started in 2005 when a handful of Edmonton Fire Fighters decided to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada by camping on the rooftop of a building, braving the elements to raise awareness and funds. During the campout, Fire Fighters collect donations from the community, sponsorship from local business, host local celebrities and dignitaries and involve local media and social media to get the word out about their cause.

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