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Posted: July 24, 2022

Cranbrook helps raise funds for JoeAnna’s House

The fundraising committee of the first ever Good Lemonade Day is proud to announce that $17,200 was raised at the inaugural event held on June 18.

With 70 lemonade stands held in 15 different B.C. communities all on the same day, including in Cranbrook, the focus of the day was all about having fun, while making a difference in the lives of others and raising money for charity. This year the committee selected JoeAnna’s House as the charity of choice to receive the proceeds.

Each lemonade stand was given a starter pack of supplies including two t-shirts, lemonade mix, signage and balloons. The creativity of the stands was nothing short of inspiring! A few of the family-run stands raised more than $500 in just a few short hours which is an incredible achievement. The majority of stands were located in the Kelowna area, however, there were also family-run stands in Cranbrook, Smithers, Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Vernon.

The event would not have happened without key partners who believed in the idea and came on board with financial support.

The partners at Laing Service and Maintenance were enthusiastic about the idea and came on board as the event’s presenting sponsor, and also hosted the lemonade stand at JoeAnna’s House.

Prestige Hotels and Resorts was instrumental in helping organize the event, and all 15 Prestige properties across B.C. hosted lemonade stands to help raise money for JoeAnna’s House. JoeAnna’s House is named after the Prestige founders Josef and Anna Huber.

JoeAnna’s House features 20 guest rooms, a family kitchen and common area, kids’ play area and work out facility. It is just steps away from Kelowna General Hospital, providing accommodations for hundreds of out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care who need assistance off-setting travel and medical expenses.

Plans are already underway for the 2023 Good Lemonade Day which the committee says they hope will continue to grow each year.


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