Big money raised in colourful fundraiser

Kelly Mow won the Most Outrageous Costume award at the Easter Seals Splash of Colour Family Fun Run in Kelowna on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The fundraiser was held in Kelowna and Vernon. It raised $95,000 for the Easter Seals camp in Lake Country.
Image Credit: Contributed/Jeanette Hoft

KELOWNA – It’s the very latest in fundraising and it is extremely colourful.

The Easter Seals Splash of Colour Family Fun Run was held in Kelowna and Vernon Saturday morning.

Over 1,000 people burst through clouds of brightly coloured powder to raise money for Easter Seals Camp in Winfield.

Participants were running, biking and pushing strollers on the 5 km course.

There was an appropriate bunny theme thanks to the event being held on the Easter long weekend.

"We raised approximately $95,000 in total for both cities with Kelowna coming in around $52,000 and Vernon doing extremely well at an estimated $43,000,”  president and CEO Easter Seals BC/Yukon Stephen Miller said. “The money we raise in the Okanagan helps Okanagan kids and their families.”

Check out some of the pictures posted to social media during the run.


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