Narrow Waters Tattoo, Hitz Boutique, and FSH proudly present Comedy for a Cause at Dakoda’s Comedy Lounge to raise funds for CMHA Kelowna. This show will be hosted by Andrew Crone (JFL NorthWest, Shaw TV, Okanagan Comedy Festival) and will feature eight of Kelowna’s top comics. There will be door prizes, raffles, and a night of great comedy with 100% of ticket sales going to mental health programs and services in our community. Tickets are a minimum $20 donation at the door!
Join Interior Beverages, Ok Corral Cabaret and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna at a fundraiser to ‘Help the Homeless’ in our community.
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
About the event:
Tickets include a live performance from the Lost N’ Found Band, a drink ticket, hot dog and most importantly, all proceeds to CMHA Kelowna’s homelessness services programs! You will have the chance to win some amazing prices at the silent auction table, 50/50 draw, toonie toss and spin-2 -win wheel!
When: Friday, March 15th from 9:00pm to 2:00am
Where: Ok Corral – 1978 Kirschner Road, Kelowna BC
About the cause:
People who have a mental illness can experience homelessness more than others. They are often released from hospital or jail without the proper community supports in place. People with mental illness experience homelessness for longer periods of time and can have less contact with family and friends. It has been reported that up to 67 per cent of people who were homeless have had a mental health issue in their lifetime, which can increase the complexity and duration of their homelessness, resulting in many becoming chronically homeless. In Canada, it is estimated that homelessness costs seven billion dollars each year in health care, justice and social service use.
Community-based mental health services play an important role in ending homelessness. Homelessness can be drastically reduced when people are able to access stable housing as well as the necessary community supports. This is where the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna comes in. CMHA Kelowna strives to break the cycle of homelessness by supporting people to find a good, safe place to call home. They do this through utilizing the Housing First Strategy within their various supportive housing projects which support Kelowna’s most vulnerable population – providing them with stable housing and wrap-around supports so they can thrive.
Join us in supporting them in the journey to ending homelessness in our community.