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Home away from home, Kelowna’s JoeAnna’s House hosting holiday fundraiser

The event includes a beer garden, food trucks, and pictures with Santa
Check out JoeAnna’s House in Kelowna during their inaugural Winter Wonderland event on Dec. 17, 2023. (contributed)

JoeAnna’s House in Kelowna is ready to welcome the community for its inaugural Winter Wonderland on Dec. 17.

“Picture an afternoon filled with laughter and comfort, where our community comes together for a time where love knows no distance,” said Darlene Haslock, director of JoeAnna’s House. “That’s what we’re aiming for this year with Winter Wonderland – a peek into JoeAnna’s House and an afternoon of warmth and joy during this holiday season – no matter what the temperature is outside.”

The Winter Wonderland event will include food trucks and hot chocolate, winter crafts, street hockey, a small market, and a visit from Santa. Entry is by donation with tickets available to purchase for the various activities. All funds raised will go directly back to the facility.

“Our community is special because of our ability to work together, and JoeAnna’s House is a testament to that,” said Karl Johnston, general manager of the event sponsor Pattison Media, Okanagan. “For regional patients who require emergency or specialized medical care at KGH and need to travel to Kelowna, JoeAnna’s House is an invaluable resource for their families and loved ones.”

JoeAnna’s House provides the comforts of home while people receive care at Kelowna General Hospital. The facility is said to have helped more than 1,900 families since opening in 2019.

The Winter Wonderland will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn more about JoeAnna’s House and find more details on the event by visiting

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