Valley First

An Evening of Entertainment

Valley First Music in the Park: An evening of entertainment for the whole family
June 18, 2013

Penticton, B.C.—Armstrong’s Memorial Park will soon be alive with the sound of music as the Valley First Music in the Park concert series kicks-off on Friday, June 21.

This ever-popular, free summer concert series begins this Friday at 7 p.m. when the Mumble Bees take centre stage. As always, a different group will entertain every Friday until The Creeks wrap-up the series on August 23.

The Mumble Bees are a five-piece band from Vernon with Tania Sladen on vocals, Mark Sladen on drums and vocals, Brian Halvorson on guitar and vocals, Alisha Critchley Straley on violin and vocals, and Andrew Affleck on bass and vocals.

This year, the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new concert series sponsor, Valley First. As well as presenting the series, Valley First will also be promoting food safety and hunger awareness through its Feed the Valley program.

“Valley First is a strong community supporter; it’s terrific to welcome them as the summer concert series sponsor,” says Andrew Laird, vice-president of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre. “Even better, with Valley First’s involvement we will be able to further strengthen the community by supporting our local food bank.

“So, bring a blanket, chairs, snacks, beverages and a food bank donation. Relax, enjoy the fresh air, time with family and friends and help the community at the same time.”

Feed the Valley is a community investment program created by Valley First. The program aims to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks throughout the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson regions. Since inception in 2010, Valley First has raised close to $480,000 in cash donations and more than 40,000 pounds of food donations. This sets Valley First well on the way to achieving its ambitious goal of raising $1 million by 2020.

About Valley First

Valley First is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union, which has 40 branches and 29 insurance offices throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Kitimat and Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. Led by Launi Skinner, First West has $7.1 billion in assets under administration, more than 171,000 members and close to 1,300 employees.

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