It is quite shocking how many students arrive at school every day that haven't eaten breakfast nor have appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
About one in six children are hungry, which means that without breakfast, students cannot be at their best for learning.
To address this, three schools in West Kelowna are banding together, Chief Tomat, Hudson Road and George Pringle Elementary schools, to hold a fundraising concert called Making Music Matter - A Benefit Concert for Westside Families in Need.
The event page can be found at facebook.com/MakingMusicMatter.
This benefit is for families who have students attending one of the three schools. Funds raised from the sale of tickets will go towards purchasing food, clothing and basic necessities for families in need within our school community.
The concert will be headlined by Shamma Sabir, who is one of Canada's top fiddlers along with Norm Strauss, Andrew Smith and Graham Ord.
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at the offices of George Pringle, Hudson Road and Chief Tomat Elementary schools during regular office hours. They will also be available at Points West Audio Visual 8-1905 Evergreen Ct. in Kelowna from 8 a.m-. to
5 p.m. Monday to Friday.