Ski season nears: West Kelowna college internet hosting Warren Miller movie premiere – West Kelowna Information
Sure sign of ski season
One of the longest running traditions kicking off the ski season is returning to West Kelowna in the form of a fundraiser.
Mar Jok Elementary will be hosting the Central Okanagan’s only premiere of this year’s Warren Miller film, with proceeds raised going towards making the schools playground more accessible.
While the ski movie legend died in 2018, films bearing his name have continued to be made, with this year’s Daymaker being the 73rd annual edition.
Tyler Gigg, parent of three students at Mar Jok, works in the ski industry and spent parts of his early 20s working for Warren Miller himself, putting on film premieres.
“I just thought this would be a great way to raise some funds,” he said, explaining they are planning on making this an annual event.
In addition to the playground, funds will go towards the school’s PAC and other student programs.
The local ski industry and Big White have stepped up to donate door prizes, including youth snowboard setups, Scott goggles and items from Fresh Air and Mountain Lifestyles Outlet.
“Everyone’s excited,” Gigg said.
The showing will be held in the school’s gymnasium, fitting upwards for 400 people.
Showings will take place Nov. 18 at 6 pm and Nov. 19 at 5 pm
Tickets can be purchased here.
Local ski clubs are also hosting premieres in Vernon and Penticton. Details can be found here.