Penticton Boston Pizza is hosting a fun night in support of ACSM’s Unity Clubhouse – Penticton Western News

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Boston Pizza in Penticton is hosting a fun night with a magician and food in support of Unity Clubhouse and the South Okanagan-Similkameen (SOS CMHA) Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The event will take place on Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. and will kick off the association’s fundraising campaign for mental health. Their main fundraising event – ​​Pickleball for Mental Health – is an inaugural three-day tournament taking place in September.

Friday’s fundraiser will include a silent auction with items donated by community supporters, a 50/30/20 raffle, a DJ and entertainer, and a magician. The funds raised will be doubled by an anonymous donor, according to the organizers.

Tickets are $30 – all going directly to the local CMHA branch. Buying a ticket provides a Boston Pizza appetizer, a non-alcoholic beverage, an appetizer coupon on a future visit (expires September 30), and more.

“If we can help our community and the people who live here through small donations and other forms of support, that’s our way of giving back to the community that gives to us,” said the owner of Penticton Boston Pizza. , Derek George, in a statement.

Tickets are limited, so advance purchase is recommended. They can be purchased at Boston Pizza or by calling Diane at 604-990-9886 or Mary at 250-493-8999.

The funds will support the programs of local mental health associations, including the Unity Clubhouse – which organizes activities, cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychosocial rehabilitation seven days a week – and their lunch program – which offers one-on-one sessions with mental health advocates.

“With your help, we can make a difference. Your donation helps promote mental health in your community and gives hope to those affected by mental illness,” said SOS CMHA Executive Director Leah Schulting.

His Unity Clubhouse has just moved into its new location at 1873 Main Street after being forced out of its previous location at Sunrise Motels on Main Street when BC Housing bought the block of motels and gave them an eviction notice.

“It was a real struggle to find a space to continue to offer mental health supports and services in the city and in the South Okanagan-Similkameen,” Schulting said. “There was a time when we risked losing the branch and not having these services available locally.”

If you cannot attend the Boston Pizza event but would like to donate, you can donate online at sos.cmha.bc.ca/donate/.

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