Community briefs: Donkey Day returns on July 27

The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge will hold its Donkey Day Fundraiser this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This weekend’s event will mark the return of the fundraiser following a two-year hiatus.

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Donkey Day will feature special donkey ambassador barn areas, a kids craft area for making donkey ear hats and a food concession with nachos.

The event, which has a $5 admission, helps raise support and awareness for the donkeys by collecting donations for hay, sponsorships for ambassador donkeys and memberships to the refuge.

Donations are tax-deductible.

The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge is located at 7877 Skimikin Rd. in Chase.

Tattoo in Vernon

The sixth annual Okanagan Military Tattoo returns to Vernon this weekend.

More than 550 performers will take part in the two-day event — on Saturday and Sunday — including massed pipes and drums, various dancers, military and civilian bands, cultural troupes, precision drills, singers and a special Tribute to the Veterans performance that will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy.

The event will conclude with the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper atop the stunning backdrop of The Castle.

Tickets for the 2019 Okanagan Military Tattoo — starting at $25, including all fees and taxes — are on sale at TicketSeller in Vernon. Call 250-549-7469 or go online to Special ticket prices apply to seniors and veterans. Second World and Korean War Veterans are invited to attend free of charge.

The event will be held indoors, in air-conditioned comfort, and all seating is reserved.

Orange Door donations

The Home Depot Canada Foundation wrapped up its Orange Door Project fundraising campaign last week.

Through in-store online donations and the campaign matching program, the foundation will distribute more than $900,000 dollars in support of 120 youth-serving charities across Canada.

Funds raised at The Home Depot Canada’s 26 stores in British Columbia will result in $206,276 being distributed to 20 charity partners.

One of those partners is A Way Home Kamloops Society’s efforts to provide housing and support services to youth at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

“I want to thank our customers and our associates for rallying behind this important cause,” said Pam O’Rourke, chair of The Home Depot Canada Foundation.

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