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BACK TO SCHOOL BASH 2018
WE PUT SMILES ON CHILDREN’S FACES!
The 15th annual BACK TO SCHOOL BASH hosted by VICTORY LIFE on August 25, 2018 was a success ONLY because of the support of businesses, churches and individuals who came together with a common goal of ‘putting a smile on a child’s face.’
The free community event held at the Parkinson Recreation Center was attended by 1000 guests. A total of 615 backpacks (purchased from Bugatti & Staples Canada) were given away; 90 haircuts were done on children by 13 hairstylists from the community and 1000s of articles of free quality clothing was given out to make the back to school season easier. With the 110 volunteers we were able to bless our guests with 1174 hotdogs and refeshments. We gave away 1000s of free gifts (books, chips, coupons...). The children’s activities included games, stage activities, cotton candy, and popcorn, giving the event a carnival atmosphere.
The Back to School Bash was made possible by the support of local sponsors:
Save On Foods - Black Press - Global Okanagan - McDonalds - Kiwanis - Premium Label Outlet - Smithson Employment Law - Jump2It - Your Independent Grocers - CT Carpentry - Vital Waters - La-Z-Boy Furniture - Revolution Ministries - All Occasions - Gideons - Evangel Church - David’s Tea - Your Dollar Store with More - Loadza Toys - Tommy Gun’s - Grand 10 - Relvas Catering - Dee’s Home Hair Care - Great Clips - Adventures in Hair - Kenneth Copeland Ministries - Jerry Savelle Ministries - Harvest Fire Int'l