Event aims to stamp out cancer by stomping on grapes

Last year's participants, the Village Vinos, perform their grape barrel air band to 'YMCA.'
Image Credit: Okanagan Stomp/Facebook

KELOWNA – Get your grape stomping gear ready, the Okanagan Stomp is ready to stomp grapes to help stamp out cancer.

The Okanagan Stomp is a wine-themed, team participation event to help raise proceeds for the Canadian Cancer society. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the House of Rose Winery in Kelowna.

Games include a mystery food box challenge and a blind taste testing. As the name implies, the stomp performance features three-minute team air band while stomping in a barrel of grapes. 

The event includes prizes and live music, and winners will receive a trophy and the title of Okanagan Stomp Champs.

Teams, which can be anywhere from five to eight members, must come up with a cool team name and register by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

Proceeds from the Okanagan Stomp benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. This year the event will donate specifically to brain cancer research. Brain Canada will match each dollar one-for-one doubling the donation.

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