Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Hosts The Matinee to Benefit Southern Okanagan Secondary

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has announced a special charity concert to raise funds for Southern Okanagan Secondary School which burned down in September of 2011. Headlining the event on June 24th is Vancouver-based five-piece roots and alternative rock band The Matinee.

The fire was particularly frustrating for students and staff of Southern Okanagan Secondary as the school had only just completed an 18-month renovation project when the disaster occurred. Over the past school year, SOSS students have attended their classes in a church basement, then portables, and now finally in parts of the new school, as well as at least 14 portable classrooms. These temporary measures have devastated the school culture, negatively impacting the morale of both students and staff. The funds raised at the charity concert will support a committee of students and staff to come up with ways to improve school culture through events, decorating, and anything to try to raise the spirits of both students and staff as they face another year and a half of rebuilding.

Tickets are $30, available from the winery or by calling 250.498.3743 or 888.484.6467.