Kelowna Gospel Mission to unveil new, larger dining room on Thanksgiving Day

Hungry diners wait in line for a Thanksgiving meal at the Kelowna Gospel Mission in 2014. This year they announced they will have a new dining room that is twice the size of the previous room.

KELOWNA – There’s no reservation necessary and everyone is welcome to the Gospel Mission’s annual Thanksgiving dinner this weekend.

The Kelowna Gospel Mission serves more than 800 meals on Thanksgiving Day, Oct. 12. Several local and provincial politicians will serving meals along with more than 50 volunteers.

Prior to the meal service, there will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially open a new dining room that will double the capacity of the current space.

Executive Director Randy Benson says it's something they have been waiting for a long time.

“It comes on Thanksgiving Day where we reflect on how grateful we are for all we have,” he says in a media release. “The people at our shelter need to feel love and know that people care about them. Thanksgiving is a special occasion that will be felt for days, weeks and months to come.”

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