A special high traffic / low bandwidth edition
Posters Iron-on T-Shirts
photos that Castanet readers submitted during the Okanagan Mountain Park fire
have proven so popular, we have decided to make a coffee table book with them.
Castanet, 101 Silk FM and Tiger Marketing have partnered to produce "The
Okanagan Mountain Park Fire - A Story of Unity�. It's an ambitious effort to
donate a minimum of $50,000 and maybe $100,000 to the City of Kelowna and Area
Fire Recovery Trust Fund. The book will be 112 pages, telling the story of the
Okanagan Mountain Park Fire mainly through pictures. The focus of the book is to
share the spirit and unity of the community, which was displayed by all the
people fighting the fire as well as the encouragement and gratitude of local
residents. Alex Fong (local artist) has also painted and donated an original
painting to be featured on the cover of the book. The book will be
available first week of November selling for $29.95. Order now online
The Kelowna Volunteer Fire Fighters are selling Okanagan
Mountain Park Fire T shirts to raise money for the Kelowna and Area Okanagan
Fire Recovery Trust Fund. The navy T shirts are $15 each. They are
only available at Kelowna Walmart and Kelowna
Canadian Tire (seven days a week). All other sources will no longer be
distributing shirts, including Costco. Click for
pictures of the t-shirt.
Front close up. Back.
Back close up.
The trust fund monies will be used to rebuild lives and areas that were directly
impacted by the Okanagan Mountain Park forest fire.
Black Firestorm T shirts are also available at the RCMP detachment on Doyle Avenue, all RCMP Community Policing Offices, Canadian
Tire, all Kelowna area Little Caesars Pizza outlets and The Jammery for $20.
Proceeds from T shirt sales will be divided equally between the Food Bank, the
Salvation Army, the SPCA and those individuals without insurance who lost their
Myra Canyon Trestles t-shirts: The KVR
Passport Company from Beaverdell are now offering Myra Canyon Trestles t-shirts
depicting the water bombing by the Martin Mars Bomber, with the net proceeds
going to the Myra Canyon Trestle restoration project. They will be sold this
weekend - Sept 13 & 14, at the Rock Creek fall fair. They can also be ordered
on- line at their web site
http://www.kvrbiketrailpassport.com after Sept.11.03. The price is $
15.00 plus taxes.
Gray ball caps commemorating the efforts of the Kelowna Fire Department and the
RCMP can be ordered from the RCMP detachment office at 350 Doyle Avenue until
8:00 p.m. during the week. The caps cost $20 and funds will go toward assisting
RCMP and ambulance personnel who have lost their homes. Any excess will go
toward the "Cops for Kids Foundation".
The membership of
the British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) is also offering a limited number of
baseball caps for a $5 donation. The hats are part of the RCMP and Kelowna Fire
Department Fundraiser to assist the emergency personnel that were touched by the
fire. Caps are currently available only at the following wineries; Pinot
Reach Cellars, Cedar Creek Estate Winery, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, St Hubertus
Estate Winery. These
wineries were directly impacted by the fire, having
been evacuated at some point during the fire.
DT's "Time to Believe",
CD can now be purchased online
for $9.95. Proceeds go to the Fire Relief Fund. It will also
be available in the Kelowna Canadian Tire Store and the Kelowna Wal-mart this
weekend. CINRAM Canada helped out on this project by producing the CD's in 2
weeks which usually takes 8 weeks to manufacture and ship. Thanks to everyone
who has so generously given to the Red Cross and Yellow Ribbon campaigns. Proud
to be part of this community!
Kelowna Doctors &
Dentists have produced a
�Stay Safe� poster
now available at doctors &
dentists� offices, walk-in clinics, X-ray labs, and blood work labs and the
Volunteers� Gift Shop at KGH.
Prepared & printed at no
charge by the staff of the Capital News, the poster is a collage
of many of the extraordinary �signs� which Kelowna
citizens have put up in recent days to express their gratitude to those who came
to this community�s aid in recent days. The posters are available �by
Donation� and all proceeds will go to The Yellow Ribbon Fire Relief Fund.
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