Scholarship pursuits

Earlier, we reported Harry McWatters, Rick Thorpe's former constituency association president, has been the chair of FortisBC Inc. since 2006. So that could explain why FortisBC is the gold sponsor for a fundraiser celebrating the retiring legislator's "many years of service and generosity to our province." Other sponsors include Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, which was founded by Mr. McWatters, Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery, Allegra Printing and Imaging and the Ramada - Penticton. Tickets are $150 or $1,000 for a table of eight, which proceeds going to the Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Scholarship fund. The following is a complete copy of the invite to that event.

Please Join Us!
A Fundraising Celebration in honour of Rick Thorpe, MLA
Saturday January 24, 2009

This is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to the "Rick & Yasmin
Thorpe and Friends" scholarship fund. This fund provides scholarships and
bursaries to students attending Okanagan College & UBC-Okanagan

For those requiring accommodation for this event, the host venue is offering a discounted rate of $79 + tax per room. Guests booking reservations can refer to the "Rick Thorpe Celebration" or group code number 3943 to receive the discounted room rates. Must be confirmed prior to January 10, 2009 to ensure rates and availability. Guests can book reservations by calling 1-800-665-4966 or

Those who can not make this celebration, please note that you may still
make a donation in support of this event by contacting 250.862.5630

**all donors will be acknowledged**

We thank you in advance for your support!

Friends of Rick & Yasmin Thorpe
Invite you to join us in this fundraising celebration of Rick Thorpe's many years of service and generosity to our province

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Penticton Ramada Inn & Suites
Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $150 each
Table of 8 for $1,000
ph: 250.862.5630 x 6
toll free: 1.888.650.6968
or e:

Thank you to our sponsors & supporters

Venue Sponsor

Ramada - Penticton

Print Sponsor

Allegra Print and Imaging

Wine Sponsor

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Wine Sponsor

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

Gold Sponsor


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