BDO Partners with On The Lawn for 3 Years to Raise Money for Elevation Outdoors

Bringing lawn bowling to a younger generation one Okanagan summer at a time.

Date: June 16, 2015

Kelowna, BC — BDO, an international accountancy network, has committed to a 3-year Presenting Sponsorship deal with Kelowna-based On The Lawn, a unique, step-back-in-time lawn bowling tournament. The partnership will raise money for the charity, Elevation Outdoors.

The out-of-the-box event is a first for Kelowna. Twenty teams of four will bowl it out for three consecutive weeks at the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club in City Park starting July 30th. BDO is thrilled with the influx of young professionals partaking in this event.

An Okanagan institution, the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club was established in 1909 — just three years after the city was founded. The Club is excited to welcome a younger generation through their doors, and hope this event will expose the game to an entirely new audience in the Central Okanagan.

Daylin Mantyka and Fiona McGregor, co-organizers of On The Lawn, have both lawn bowled in other countries such as Australia and New Zealand where it is a popular game for young people.

Mantyka says, “The Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club is in a great location — so why not take advantage of our awesome weather and bring together our growing community of young professionals, while raising money for a great cause. It’s exciting to have the support of BDO. With their continued commitment, we are able to run a stronger event where On The Lawn can become a summer staple for the community.”

“BDO is thrilled to join forces with On The Lawn to bring this exciting new community event to young Kelowna professionals. We are confident this fresh and unique tournament will quickly become a much anticipated yearly event. The tie-in with a worthy youth-focused cause like Elevation Outdoors made for a perfect alignment for BDO in our efforts to support and enhance the communities in which we do business,” added Mike Gilmore, BDO, Office Managing Partner.

“We are excited to benefit from, and participate in such an awesome event. For BDO to come on and support the work that Daylin and Fiona have put in to bringing out more young people to a new activity, and to raise the awareness of what Elevation Outdoors is all about is huge,” says Tori Hanson, founder of Elevation Outdoors. “To expose us to a broader audience of potential volunteers and long term supporters is a big boost as we strive to make Kelowna a stronger community though engaging the youth in outdoor recreation.”

On The Lawn runs July 30th, Aug 6th, and Aug 13th. Register your team of four, purchase your ticket for the finale party (Aug 13th), or read more about additional sponsorship opportunities.



About On The Lawn

Designed for young professionals in Kelowna, On The Lawn brings three evenings of entertainment, networking and socializing in the form of a lawn bowling tournament and finale party. Starting July 30th, they invite Okanagan fun-seekers to step back in time, roll some bowls, sip a cool beverage, and have a truly awesome time.

20 teams of four will bowl it out each week. On The Lawn will provide 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.

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About BDO

With over 100 offices nationwide, BDO is one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Canada with our strengths firmly rooted in the communities we serve. Our professionals combine personalized, local advice and service with national resources and experience. As a member firm of the international BDO network, they leverage the knowledge and experience of advisors from over 1,000 offices in more than 100 countries.

BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.

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About Elevation Outdoors

Kelowna based Elevation Outdoor’s mission is to enhance the lives of underprivileged youth via participation in specially designed outdoor sports programs such as skiing, sailing, and climbing.

All programs are offered to eligible youth free of charge as Elevation Outdoors believes that no young person should be denied the potential to discover an outdoor sport or pursuit that can help keep him or her motivated, healthy, and happy in life.

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For PR Inquiries:

Fiona McGregor
Co-Organizer, On The Lawn

Scott Simpson
Regional Marketing Specialist, BDO
250-763-6700 ext. 1912