More than $200,000 was raised for the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation on Saturday.
It was a triumphant return from a two-year COVID-19 hiatus for the Innkeeper’s Gala at the Hotel Eldorado. The sold-out event featured some of Kelowna’s best live entertainment, and treated guests to more than a dozen food and beverage stations.
“The Innkeeper’s Gala is an iconic seasonal tradition in Kelowna and we were proud to host it once again. It has always been the hottest ticket in town and this year was no exception with proceeds going to cancer care at Kelowna General Hospital, something to which all of us have some personal connection,’” Hotel Eldorado general manager Mark Jeanes said.
Alison (Allie) Ramchuk, CEO of the KGH Foundation, called it a remarkable outcome for a spectacular night.
“We are so grateful for the ongoing commitment from Argus Properties and their amazing staff at the Hotel Eldorado,” she said. “Thank you to the sponsors and most importantly, to all those who attended and gave so generously. Your support for Kelowna General Hospital is vital, now more than ever. I’m really proud of this community.”
Larry Sie, managing director of Argus Properties, which owns the Hotel Eldorado, said the Innkeeper’s Gala continues a decades-long tradition of giving back to the community.
“We are thrilled that we can now say this single event has raised over $1,200,000 for the delivery of health care in our region.”
The next event on the Hotel Eldorado Christmas 2022 Calendar is the Tree of Dreams. Local artisans and crafters will be raising money for Food For Thought at the outdoor event scheduled for Dec. 5-8.
The 32nd Annual Innkeepers Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. If you would like to be added to the invitation list and notified when tickets are available, contact Jeanes at [email protected].
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