Our Goal is to Raise $120,000
The Season of Giving Calendar is an annual fundraising project of the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise. We are a non-profit service organization run by volunteer members in the community. Rotary gives as grants to charities 100% of the money raised.
The Rotary Way
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise is 100% driven by volunteers and proud to return the Calendar proceeds to charitable causes. We support programs that make our world a better place, both locally and internationally. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible to continue to support those in need. Funds from this year’s Calendar will be used to support two worthwhile local projects: Kelowna General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Child Advocacy Centre.
The Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna offers an inspired, child friendly environment dedicated to wrapping services around those impacted by child abuse. The Centre offers a collaborative model of care designed to empower those working on the front lines of child abuse to work together to improve outcomes and build resilience for children, families and community.
The Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation is the fundraising arm of the hospital. We are partnering with the KGH Foundation to raise funds for equipment in their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Each year more than 1,600 babies are born at KGH. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the most advanced perinatal unit in the Southern BC Interior region. The level 2B NICU can accommodate premature infants born as early as 30-weeks.
The Dale Dirks Story
The beautiful Calendar artwork is provided by talented local artist, Dale Dirks. Dale is a Canadian Armed Forces veteran and artist with a passion for creating and for giving back to the community. Dale’s specialty is miniature paintings, which he sells to generate donations to worthy organizations. Dale has graciously partnered with Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club on the Season of Giving Calendar. Twenty-four of his paintings are up for grabs as prizes – one for each day of the calendar!
The Robertson Family Story
Her pregnancy was what some might call textbook. For 33 weeks, she felt as though she had “magic” running through her veins! So when she felt those first few contractions to let her know that her baby was on its way 7-weeks earlier than her expected due date, she and her husband Ryan didn’t even have time to process. They needed to deliver their baby.
Their story is about the importance of the KGH Neonatal Unit is captured in this short video.
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