JOHN ARENDT MAKING MUSIC Matea Schmidt plays the ukulele and sings during a talent show on Thursday. The show, at Centre Stage Theatre, was a fundraiser to benefit an orphanage in Tanzania.

Talent show benefits African orphanage

Summerland Secondary School students organized fundraiser

A talent show, organized by leadership students from Summerland Secondary School, raised more than $2,000 to benefit an orphanage in Africa.

The show, on April 19 at Centre Stage Theatre, was organized by leadership students at the high school and featured dance, singing, music and stand-up comedy.

The money raised came from donations, canteen sales and raffle basket ticket sales.

Ethan Freistadt and Tula Thurlin, two of the organizers of the event, said all proceeds will go to the Camp Joshua orphanage in Tanzania. Students at the school have been providing assistance to the orphanage over the years.

Each year, Grade 11 and Grade 12 students from the school district go to the orphanage to provide help.

Last year, a group of 23 students helped with the construction of a dining hall. While they concrete floors and walls were completed, the building still needs a roof.

Money raised from the concert will go to the roofing project.

Funding to organize the concert came from the Summerland Rotary Club’s $100 challenge. Students participating in the challenge receive $100 from the service club. The money is then used for further fundraising efforts.

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



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Penticton RCMP seek suspect in ‘bold’ Martin Street robbery

Officers following numerous leads and hope to have suspect in custody soon

COVID-19 expected to affect Summerland finances

Council will discuss effects of pandemic during April 14 meeting

BREAKING: Inmate at Okanagan Correctional Centre tests positive for COVID-19

This is B.C.’s first community outbreak at a corrections facility

COVID-19: Interior Health orders closure of all fitness centres until May 30

The order is subject to revision, cancellation, or extension

Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up

The virus has now infected more than 10,000 Canadians and cost 130 their lives

B.C. health care workers gain access to virtual health care options

During COVID-19 many clinics have closed, leaving health care workers with nowhere to turn

Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers

‘If you work for CRA, people think we are just there to take money from your pockets.’

Cowichan couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic

Restaurants Serving Drivers in Western Canada seeks to provide a list of places open for drivers

Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit sexual-health services from almost every angle

‘We’re working to help every Canadian’: Minister of Middle Class Prosperity

Minister Mona Fortier explains she is working with all levels of government amid COVID-19

Two planes come into close contact above Kelowna

The incident occurred between a WestJet flight and a private plane back in 2019

Most Read