NOYFSS is the big winner
Josh Winquist - Jan 11 - Get Involved

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It was a big win for the North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society at the Civic Saturday night.

The organization netted more than $23,000 at the final Junior hockey game celebration.

Dean Francks from NOYFSS said the organization is accustomed to putting on large fundraisers, but the event surpassed his expectations.

“We have never done something like this before. It was a unique one of a kind.”

Francks said he expects the total from Saturday’s event to climb a bit higher as they are still waiting for the jersey auction, which is still active until Jan. 15.

As part of a send off to the Vernon Civic Arena, a throwback game/ fundraiser was held. The main event featured a Junior A hockey game between the Vernon Vipers and the Prince George Spruce Kings.

“The event was great,” said Francks. “It was a chance for us to pay tribute to, what I believe is, one of the greatest buildings in our community.”

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