April 20, 2022 – For Immediate Release

Kelowna BC – After a two year hiatus, Elevation Outdoors is excited to announce that On The Lawn powered by BDO, the summer’s favorite charity event, is back for its 6th year!

Presenting Sponsor BDO has renewed their sponsorship of the lawn bowling tournament for another year, helping bring back one of the hottest events of the summer! BDO and Elevation Outdoors are thrilled to host this event within the community with bowling, BBQ, Bevies, Friends, and a bit of friendly competition.

Michael Smith, Senior Manager at BDO stated, “We at BDO could not be more excited for the return of On The Lawn, as well as to continue our work and support of Elevation Outdoors. This event brings such great awareness to an amazing organization and the significant impact that Elevation Outdoors has on youth in our local community.”

In 2019 the OTL team expanded the event from 3 to 4 weeks, opening it up to another 14 teams, and 2022 will see that format continue as a four week event hosting 40 teams of 4, over the four weeks.

The 6th annual On The Lawn powered by BDO brings four evenings of entertainment, networking, and socializing in the form of a lawn bowling tournament. 20 teams of four will bowl it out each week in one of two brackets, either July 21st and July 28th or August 4th and August 11th; or bowlers can sign up for all 4 weeks! Bowls, music, BBQ, wine, beer, and cocktails are all part of this truly awesome event, taking place at Kelowna’s downtown lakeside sun-drenched Bowling Club.

Since its first year On the Lawn has raised over $100,000 for Elevation Outdoors, and the underprivileged youth of the Okanagan. The proceeds from this year’s Event will assist Elevation Outdoors in providing over 85 full scholarships to deserving participants.

Mike Greer, Executive Director of Elevation Outdoors stated, ”We cannot wait to see everyone back On the Lawn again this summer. We have missed getting together and having a great time all for a great cause, and this year’s event is lining up to be the best one yet. The money raised helps us provide access to mentorship and recreation programs at no cost to so many deserving youth in our community that may otherwise never have a chance to gain the valuable life experiences our programs provide”

Team registration goes on sale April 21st at 9am and with the Event selling out in the past years within a day or two now is the time to get your teams ready! To register visit: (trellis.org/on-the-lawn-2022)

Wear your whites and take the green!

About On The Lawn

Designed for young professionals in Kelowna, On The Lawn brings four evenings of entertainment, networking and socializing with 20 teams of four bowling it out each week. On The Lawn powered by BDO provides bowls, music, BBQ, wine, beer, and cocktails, all at Kelowna’s downtown, lakeside, sun-drenched Bowling Club. All proceeds go to our chosen charity, Elevation Outdoors.

About BDO

BDO is a leading provider of professional services to clients of all sizes in virtually all business sectors. Our team delivers a comprehensive range of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services, complemented by a deep industry knowledge gained from nearly 100 years working within local communities. As part of the international BDO network, we’re able to provide seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with global needs.

BDO is an international network of public accounting, tax, and advisory firms that performs professional services under the name of BDO. With over 73,000 people working out of more than 1,500 offices in over 160 countries, the network generates worldwide revenue of $10.3 billion.

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Kelowna, BC V1Y 0B5
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About Elevation Outdoors

Elevation Outdoors was founded in 2007 by Tori Hanson and a small group of dedicated individuals who recognized a need in our community. From our first ever Learn to Shred program with 6 participants, our focus has always been on breaking down barriers and helping young people find a passion to help them lead a healthy, happier life. Since then, we have expanded our program offerings to include snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and sailing.

All of our programs have full scholarship seats available for any eligible youth or families to ensure all young people have an opportunity to develop a healthy passion. Starting in 2019, we have expanded who can access our programs so that families that do not meet our eligibility criteria can now pay for a seat in our programs as we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to find a passion and learn from our amazing mentor team.

Elevation Outdoors provides all the required equipment for its different programs so all participants need to do is show up with a positive attitude and a willingness to try something new. Transportation from a common meeting point is also included in our programs to ensure that each youth has an opportunity to participate. Each program is facilitated with the help of our team of volunteer mentors who are there to share their passion for the activity, and to build a positive relationship with the participants. We strive to keep ratios in our programs at 3:1 or lower so that our volunteer mentors and participants are able to have quality conversations and build a relationship while in our programs.

Since our first program in 2008, we have been able to help hundreds of young people find a new passion and develop more healthy lifestyles while learning skills that will stay with them for life.

For PR and Sponsorship Inquiries:

Corrine Wilson
[email protected]
250-870-9094 ext 4

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