- 48-year Racing History in the South Okanagan
- Locally owned and operated
- Strong Community ties
- Scholarship Fund
- Supporting Local Charities / Associations through
the Penticton Speedway Foundation
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Bobbie Wilson Young Drivers Award - it's a $500 award presented to an aspiring young driver by Donna Wilson, Bobbie’s grandmother and Johnny Aantjes, track owner.
- The Andy Dunseith Family Scholarship Award, Presented By the Penticton Speedway
- Value of Award: $500.00
- This Scholarship is presented by the Penticton Speedway in Honour of the Andy Dunseith Family for years of commitment to Oval Track Racing in the Okanagan.
- Available to Princess Margaret and Penticton Secondary Students in their graduating year who will be enrolled full-time in a Canadian university or college in the Fall academic term.
Students meeting the below criteria will be considered:
- High academic standing and promise.
- Noteworthy participation in extra-curricular activities in school, sports (preference to Hockey and/or Motorsports) and community (volunteering and/or community service).
- Leadership qualities and strength of character.
- Financial need and/or effort towards contributing financially by working part-time/full-time while continuing their education to be considered.
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Penticton Speedway Foundation
The Penticton Speedway Foundation fundraises year round and gives over $30,000 annually to local organizations, initiatives, and families in need in our community.
For the second year in a row, the Penticton Speedway Foundation teamed up with thePenticton Vees and Neil Jamieson of Underwriters Insurance to raise over $15,000 through “Wicked Wednesday” Events at the South Okanagan Events Centre. At select Vees games throughout the season, various items were raffled off:
Home Entertainment Packages
Suites at the SOEC and more!
Neil Jamieson of Underwriters Insurance, and a director of the Penticton Speedway Foundation, is committed to raising money every year for local breakfast programs. Thousands of breakfasts are served each year at our local schools, by volunteers. Kids who eat breakfast have better concentration during school hours than kids who skip the morning meal.
TOTAL DONATIONS: $11,409.00
MEALS ON WHEELS: Queens Park, Columbia and West Bench Elementary Schools - $4063
CARMI ELEMENTARY - $2902
PARKWAY ELEMENTARY - $2944
KVR MIDDLE SCHOOL - $1500
South Okanagan Women In Need Society (SOWINS)
The raffle tickets were only $2 each, and were sold with help from the Penticton Rotary Club. Last year over $16,000 was presented to local breakfast programs and to SOWINS.
TOTAL DONATIONS: $4,045.50
SOWINS – $4,045.50
Jumpstart: Giving Kids a Sporting Chance
Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.
TOTAL DONATIONS: $1,117.00
JUMPSTART – $1,117.00
Have A Heart Radiothon
During our opening race day of the 2015 season, Have A Heart Race for Kids, the Speedway raised $1,117, supporting our local hospital.
TOTAL DONATIONS: $1,117.00
HAVE A HEART RADIOTHON– $1,117.00
100 Women Who Care
Thank you to the fantastic ladies of 100 Women Who Care South Okanagan who donated $3200 to Breakfast Programs at our local schools through the Penticton Speedway Foundation and the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen.
TOTAL DONATIONS: $640.00
CARMI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TOTAL DONATIONS: $640.00
PARKWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TOTAL DONATIONS: $1,920.00
MEALS ON WHEELS: COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY, QUEENS PARK ELEMENTARY AND WESTBENCH ELEMENTARY
Meals on Wheels (Westbench, Columbia, Queens Park): $2526.00 ($842 each school)
Alleycats Alliance: $500.00
Also, presented earlier this year:
SOVAS/South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society: $815.00
United Way: $500.00
SOS Medical Foundation: $1117.00
Breakfast Programs to above schools: $3200.00
BREAKFAST CLUB CHEQUE PRESENTATION - VEE'S GAME (CAR RAFFLE)
Penticton Speedway Foundation Presents $8550.00 to five local schools, raised at the Penticton Vees Game February 24th. A Nissan Murano was donated by Joe Kirk of Penticton Auto Sales and raffled off, for just $2 a ticket. 100% of money raised was donated to the Breakfast Programs.
Picture attached, from left to right:
Joe Kirk of Penticton Auto Sales, Sandra Henderson of Meals on Wheels, Donna Ven Egmond, Tracy Van Raes and Craig Dunbar of Carmi, Erin Beck of Meals on Wheels, Scott Edwards of Queen’s Park, Kelly Jones of Parkway, Allen Beckingham of Westbench, Jasmine and Johnny Aantjes of Penticton Speedway.
We want to thank all of the Vees Fans and supporters of Penticton Speedway who purchased tickets; it is through the support of the community that we are able to raise this money!
We also want to recognize the Board Members of the Penticton Speedway Foundation who work behind the scenes year round:
· Johnny & Jasmine Aantjes
· Neil Jamieson
· Duane & Susan Jordan
· Marion Murphy
· Donna Wilson
· Darren Moffatt
· Brian Cutler
Racing Kicks off at the Penticton Speedway Sunday, April 24th at 2pm for the Annual “Have a Heart Race for Kids” supporting the South Okanagan Children’s Charity – sponsored by SunFM and EZ Rock. This charity supports local families with medical and travel expenses, as well as funds local community projects for kids. Throughout the season, Penticton Speedway will also be fundraising for the Breakfast Programs, SOWINS, SPCA, Alleycats Alliance, Jumpstart, SOVAS and other local charities/organizations.
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CHILDREN SHOULD GO TO SCHOOL HUNGRY FOR KNOWLEDGE, NOT HUNGRY FOR FOOD.
In Canada, 1 IN 7 CHILDREN starts the school day on an empty stomach due to a lack of access to nutritious food.
Poor nutrition in children increases the risk of developing:
· Chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease
· Mental health problems (poor self-esteem and anxiety)
When you realize that 60% of learning happens before lunch, it becomes clear why breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day.
When children get a balanced meal in a positive, stimulating environment, there are marked improvements in:
· Behaviour and concentration
· Academic performance
· Social skills, self-confidence and the ability to interact with peers and adults
· Overall interest in the subjects being taught
· Incidents of bullying
The Penticton Speedway Foundation supports many local charities / associations, including:
Families in need
Breakfast Programs at local Elementary Schools / Meals on Wheels