Local winery celebrates art at school

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ Director of Sales and Marketing Jan Nelson presents a $15,000 cheque on behalf of the winery’s Celebrate the Arts charity to Tracy Harrington, Principal, South Okanagan Secondary School, during the Lovecoast concert at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards on Saturday August 25th.  The donation will be divided equally between Oliver Elementary School, Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School and South Okanagan Secondary School to support their arts programs.

“Tinhorn Creek’s Canadian Concert Series brings our community together through music, from both near and far, and celebrates local Canadian musical talent,” says Jan Nelson, Director of Sales and Marketing at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. “We love our community and we want to encourage budding artists by inspiring them through strong school arts programs. Growing up in Oliver, I gained a lot from the programs at OES and SOSS, and I hope our continued support can bring the same joy and experience that I benefited from. Arts programs bolster students’ emotional well being, self-esteem and overall balance to help them become well rounded human beings.”

Tinhorn Creek launched Celebrate the Arts in 2015 and this is their fourth cash donation to School District 53 to fund extra music, drama, dance and fine arts programming for students. Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has also committed to in-kind donations, such as the use of their outdoor amphitheatre, tasting room and barrel cellar for performances and rehearsals, and use of the guest suite for visiting performers.

Tinhorn Creek remains committed to Celebrate the Arts and has pledged proceeds from next season’s Canadian Concert Series, as well as a portion of Tinhorn Creek’s annual income, to continue to support the program.

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