Putting fun in fundraiser
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 30 - Get Involved

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The United Way is conducting a fun and friendly competition for Okanagan businesses to raise some money.

The Super Mega Ultimate Techathlon will be held between March 7 and April 25, and it will consist of eight unique challenges. Teams of up to 10 members will pay $500 to take part, with the money going towards <CODE>anagan, a non-profit program that helps local youth build their tech skills.

“The Okanagan tech ecosystem is made of thousands of collaborative and supportive entrepreneurs, coaches, mentors, talent and supporters,” Accelerate Okanagan’s Alex Goodhew said in a press release. “I truly value what the <CODE>anagan program stands for and the Techathlon event is such a fun, easy way to give back and support the next generation of Okanagan tech superstars.”

Some of the fundraising challenges include an audio remix contest, stock photo competition and a rock-paper-scissors tournament at the closing ceremonies on April 25.

“There’s no denying that Okanagan Tech is buzzing,” United Way Central and South Okanagan executive director Helen Jackman said. “But too many young people in our community just don’t believe they could get involved. They lack the skills, resources and, above all, the confidence to even dream of a future in tech. <CODE>anagan blows a hole in that, kick-starting aspiration and equipping them with skills and expert connections.”

Click here for more information on the Super Mega Ultimate Tecathlon.


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