Let the butterflies take wing

The butterfly release is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with monarchs being released at approximately 11:30 a.m. on July 12.

On July 12, at Falcon Ridge Farms, the Central Okanagan Hospice Association (CIOHA) will host the third annual Butterfly Release.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with monarch butterflies being released at approximately 11:30 a.m., depending upon the heat of the day.

Please join COHA and our sponsors: Bayshore Home Health; Artisto Gelato; Cheeky Monkey Media; Q103-1; Integra Tire; Valley First; Source Office Furnishings; RBC Dominion Securities, Kelowna branch and enjoy a fun Kids Zone, cartoonist, balloon animals and loads of local entertainers who will ensure that everyone enjoys this three-hour event. Morning hosts Susan Knight and John Stone will be our MCs.

Monarch butterflies, to honour a loved one, may be purchased for $30 by calling the COHA office at 250-763-5511 or by ordering on-line at www.hospicecoha.org. Every butterfly will be released even if the purchaser is not able to attend. A keepsake card will be presented to the purchaser with their loved one’s name . A list of honourees will be printed in the program.

Don’t be disappointed, order your butterflies early.

‘What the caterpillar sees as the end of the world, the butterfly sees as the beginning”

Susan Steen is the executive director of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, located at #104 – 1456 St. Paul St. in Kelowna.

For more information about the hospice or the Butterfly Release, call 250-763-5511.