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New charity funds arts programs for Oliver students

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards President Sandra Oldfield, left presents a cheque for $6,000 to Oliver Elementary School's Lori Martine as the vineyard announces its new charity for fine arts this week.
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September 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

PENTICTON - A new charity promises to help fund arts programs for children in the South Okanagan.

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards announced the launch of their new charity today, Sept. 15.

Celebrate the Arts has been established to fund fine arts programs for children in the local Oliver area.

A cheque for $6,000 was presented this past weekend to Lori Martine from Oliver Elementary School during the final concert of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ Canadian Concert series.

The money will go to Tuc El Nuit Elementary and South Okanagan Secondary to fund extra programs for students in music, drama, dance and fine arts.

“We want to encourage the next generation of artists and performers by inspiring them through school programs a giving children an outlet for expression,” Tinhorn Creek Vineyards President Sandra Oldfield says, adding the vineyard brings people together through its music series and wishes to continue to involve the local community in vineyard activities.

Tinhorn Creek also plans to make in-kind donations through the use of their outdoor amphitheatre, tasting room and barrel cellar for performances and rehearsals, and through the use of their guest suite for visiting performers. A portion of the proceeds from the Tinhorn Creek Canadian Concert Series next season will go to Celebrate the Arts, as will a portion of the vineyard’s annual income.

For more information, visit www.tinhorn .com, or call 250-498-3743 for more information.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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