Welcome Messages from Our Title Sponsor and Government Supporters
On behalf of Penticton City Council I am pleased to bring greetings to all the many visitors and participants who enjoy and make this annual event so important to our community. It is through the hard work of many local volunteers, who are to be commended for their efforts that this festival continues to be very popular and well attended in the South Okanagan. We welcome the many entertainers from around the world who continue to come to Penticton to amaze the audiences no matter what their age. Whether this is your first or one of many festivals and events you plan to be part of in Penticton this year, thank you for coming to our beautiful city, enjoy your stay and please come back again!
Dan Ashton, Mayor City of Penticton
As president of the Penticton Rotary Club, I am very proud of my club, and the many other clubs in our district for their continued support of the Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival. The festival has been part of Rotary since it’s inception, 10 years ago. The festival attracts children from as far away as Armstrong, Princeton and from across the border. Rotary’s funding also helps under-privileged children attend this great event. It brings world class entertainment to Penticton, that one would never see. It’s an event that’s a must attend for adults and children alike.
We salute all the volunteers and behind the scene staff for volunteering.
Erwin Ploner President
Penticton Rotary Club 2011 – 2012, Rotary International District 5060
On behalf of the Government of Canada, it is my great pleasure to welcome all you kids and everyone who is young at heart, to the 2012 Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival. I know you will have a great time and see wondrous things. Thanks to all the dedicated and energetic volunteers who make this Festival so spectacular and a hearty welcome to all of you who have come for an amazing amount of fun.
All the best,
Dan Albas, MP
Okanagan – Coquihalla
To all Festival Participants,
As Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Constituency of Penticton-Okanagan, I am pleased to welcome all spectators: children, parents, visitors, and as well the many talented performers and hard-working volunteers who make this event so successful each year. Our community is proud to host this event; please take advantage of our spectacular region as you enjoy the 10th Annual Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival.
Bill Barisoff, MLA Penticton