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Help Shed the Light on Addiction and support Penticton’s Discovery House

The addiction treatment program is hoping to raise $150,000
Gord Portman bows his head during a moment of silence for all those lost to fatal overdoses at Discovery House’s 2022 Shed the Light on Addiction light-up. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

As the nights grow longer and colder it’s once again time to Shed the Light on Addiction as Penticton’s Discovery House begins its annual fundraiser.

The addiction recovery program relies on a mix of grants and the support of the community through fundraisers to keep running.

The goal for 2023 is to once again raise $150,000 towards funding the program’s 13 recovery beds and the treatment and care for between 16 to 20 men who are struggling with addiction.

Every $10 in donations strings up a light, $100 for a strand of 10 bulbs and a strand of 25 lights is a $250 donation.

This year Discovery House is also offering the opportunity to sponsor a client’s treatment.

People are then invited to the light up ceremony at their Winnipeg Street location at 4 p.m. on Dec. 16 for an open house and refreshments, followed by the light-up ceremony at 5 p.m.

For people who are unable to make it in person, Discovery House will also be putting on a live broadcast of the ceremony on their website.

Many clients are not able to afford the care they so desperately need, and a $5,000 donation would pay for one month of supportive recovery treatment at Discovery House, with a full 90-day program’s costs covered by $15,000 in donations.

Donations can be made through the Discovery House website at, by e-transfer to or by cheque or cash sent to the program’s Winnipeg Street house at 633 Winnipeg Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5N1.

READ MORE: Discovery House half way to their Shed the Light fundraising

Brennan Phillips

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Brennan was raised in the Okanagan and is thankful every day that he gets to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
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