Annual event raises funds for healthcare in Ghana and Zambia
What: 11th annual Global Gala
Who: UBCO School of Nursing, in partnership with Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative
When: Friday, November 15, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is 7 p.m.
Where: The Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis St., Kelowna
UBC Okanagan nursing students are organizing a gala evening of food and entertainment as a fundraising initiative for the university’s Global Health Practicum program.
Each year, nursing students in the program have the opportunity to travel internationally and work with diverse populations. For the past decade, the students have offset costs of this program by hosting a Global Gala evening. The Global Health Practicum is part of the students’ final clinical practice experience and provides an opportunity to practice nursing in another setting outside of Canada.
This year’s formal event takes place at the Laurel Packing House on November 15. The evening will feature live entertainment and a Casino Royale twist, providing opportunities to help raise funds towards health initiatives, support outreach clinics and purchase medical equipment in Ghana and Zambia.
The event is in partnership with Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the three-course plated dinner begins at 7 p.m. More information is available at: globalgala.net