Da Silva Vineyards and Winery raising money for Penticton youth centre

Winery accepting donations instead of tasting fees during month of March

SUPPORTING YOUTH Richard and Twylla Da Silva of Da Silva Vineyards and Winery are helping to raise money for a youth centre in Penticton. (Photo submitted)

For the month of March, Da Silva Vineyards and Winery is accepting donations for the Youth Centre instead of tasting fees.

“Richard and I proud to support an organization in our community that helps teens and young adults succeed. Having a place where youth can find the care and support they need all under one roof is definitely worth our support,” says Twylla Da Silva, president of Da Silva Vineyards and Winery.

The winery’s tasting room, at 375 Upper Bench Road North, is open each Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RELATED: Video: Penticton students commit $20,000 to Youth Resource Centre

RELATED: Penticton youth centre finally gets home, sweet home

Aaron McRann, executive director of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, said initiatives such as this one have helped the foundation and the community.

“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the tremendous support of local businesses,” he said. “Over the last year there have been more than 150 businesses and individuals who have stepped up to help build a safe place for youth in our community.”

The community has already raised $1,065,000 of its $1.2 million goal to renovate the main floor of the Youth Centre and open Foundry Penticton.

“I am truly in awe from the support we have received from the community for the Youth Centre,” said Amberlee Erdmann, YES Project coordinator. “It is from people like Twylla and Richard Da Silva that we are so close to our goal. With their support, youth and families will have a one-stop-shop of integrated youth services and resources in Penticton. One of the most important aspects of our fundraising campaign is it shows youth that people care.”

The YES Project (Youth Engagement Strategy) started in 2013 and is a program of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen. The program works to advocate for the needs of Penticton youth, to create and facilitate more free and accessible youth activities and resources and to build a youth resource centre.

In January, 2018, the Community Foundation purchased a building at 501 Main St. to be the home of the new youth centre. It will provide services, resources and activities for youths between the ages of 12 and 24.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Bulls take revenge at South Okanagan rodeo

Keremeos Elks Rodeo packs ‘em in for some high flying fun

Mainly sunny Victoria Day in Okanagan-Shuswap

The South Okanagan is the hottest spot to be in the province for Victoria Day

Okanagan-Shuswap Weather: Most long-weekend rain has already fallen

A mix of sun and cloud is expected for the last two days of the the Victoria Day weekend.

Update: Mother dead, youth in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Sandy Point Campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Penticton Indian Band councillor trying for federal seat

Joan Phillip acclaimed as NDP candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Victoria Day

How much do you know about the monarch whose day we celebrate each May?

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

The father and two youngesters fell down a steep and treachorous cliff while hiking on Burke Mountain

Okanagan Regional Library hosts famous author

Author of The Woo Woo, Lindsay Wong will be in Kelowna Tuesday

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘She was a sweetheart’: B.C. mom who died from carbon monoxide poisoning remembered

Sister raising funds to travel from Scotland to support family after tragedy

South Okanagan runners take top spots in Peach City RunFest

Both the top male and female half-marathon winners were from Penticton

Former Greyhound Canada employees gather in Okanagan to say a final farewell

“Greyhound may take our jobs but they will never take our friendships,” says former bus driver

Kelowna firefighters douse blaze in hedges

The cause of the fire on Renfrew Road is under investigation.

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Most Read