First Responders 2023

First Responders Receive Support

Feb 24, 2023

RC Osoyoos hosted the 2023 First Responders Gala Dinner & Dance on January 26th at Spirit Ridge Resort after a two-year pause. Proceeds were distributed to the four recipient organizations (RCMP, Search & Rescue, Osoyoos Fire Department, Paramedics) at the Club lunch on February 23rd each receiving $2,000 to support their members and buy additional equipment not provided in existing budgets. While a fundraiser, the event focused on honouring and thanking first responders for their service to the community. Each organization picked one of their members to receive a plaque commemorating their achievement.

Pictured from left to right, RCMP Sgt. Jason Bayda, Rotary President Elect Elliott Friedrich, SAR’s volunteer of the year Melba McGeachy , OFD Captain Chris Parker and Chief Corey Kortmeyer, Rotary Event Lead, Larry Stone, and Troy Clifford, Paramedic Station Unit Chief of BC Emergency Health Services.