Previous Posts(0)
March 2020 (19)
February 2020 (18)
January 2020 (21)
December 2019 (8)
November 2019 (17)
October 2019 (16)
September 2019 (9)
August 2019 (10)
July 2019 (8)
June 2019 (11)
May 2019 (15)
April 2019 (13)
March 2019 (13)
February 2019 (17)
January 2019 (13)
December 2018 (7)
November 2018 (12)
October 2018 (12)
September 2018 (12)
August 2018 (15)
July 2018 (6)
June 2018 (16)
May 2018 (6)
April 2018 (9)
March 2018 (12)
February 2018 (6)
January 2018 (5)
December 2017 (9)
November 2017 (10)
October 2017 (6)
September 2017 (13)
August 2017 (6)
July 2017 (6)
June 2017 (11)
May 2017 (12)
April 2017 (6)
Blog Topics(0)
Records 1 to 1 of 1
Enjoy spirited learning at charity fundraiser
Okanagan College Media Release

Whisky 1Ward off the winter weather while learning to pick up the finer flavours of scotch as part of an upcoming whisky tasting to benefit Okanagan College students.

Held by the Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo, the 11th annual charity whisky tasting will test participants’ noses and taste buds as they learn to pick up notes of crème brulee or ripple bananas from seven mystery scotches. Tasty appetizers and buttery short bread will cap off the event, which typically sells out each year.

“What people enjoy about this event is the opportunity to taste a variety of different scotches that they wouldn’t normally get to drink,” explains Mark Dixon, Rotary member and malt whisky expert, who will be leading the event.

“We have people who come every year and first-timers, the event is not formal, and it’s fun to try these warming drinks when it’s cold outside.”

Each year, Ogopogo Rotary chooses a charity to donate the event proceeds to. This year, the funds will go to the Okanagan College Foundation’s Our Students, Your Health campaign, which has a fundraising goal of $5 million to build a new Health Sciences Centre on the Kelowna campus.Whisky 2

“Our Rotary Club is a big supporter of youth and encouraging people to reach their potential,” says Trish McLeod, who sits on the fundraising committee for the Kelowna Ogopogo club.

“We feel this new addition of a Health Sciences Centre at the College will be an invaluable asset to the enhancement of our community.”

The charity whisky tasting is the second largest fundraising event held by the Ogopogo Rotary with 100 per cent of the proceeds benefiting charity.

Since its inception, the charity whisky tasting has raised more than $100,000 for diverse charities throughout Kelowna.

To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, click here.