Over $30,000 Raised this year at the 6th Annual On the Lawn powered by BDO

On The Lawn powered by BDO team presents giant cheque to Elevation Outdoors.

September 13, 2022 – For Immediate Release

Kelowna, BC – After a two year hiatus the summer’s favorite charity event in support of Elevation Outdoors just wrapped up its 6th year with more teams, and more money raised than ever before!

This year On The Lawn raised $30,000 for Elevation Outdoors, which is not only the largest amount raised in one year for On The Lawn powered by BDO, but also brought the 6-year total to over $130,000 in funds raised for Elevation Outdoors.

“Every year this event truly surpasses our expectations for the support we receive from the community.  To have a sold out event for four weeks in the middle of the busy Okanagan summer, all to support our work of getting youth outside and active, shows how amazing our community is.” Mike Greer, Executive Director at Elevation Outdoors.

The team behind On The Lawn along with the team from BDO, the event’s presenting sponsor since event conception, are excited to continue to grow this event annually to ensure there is ongoing support offered to such an important local organization. 

“I’ve seen the impact of Elevation Outdoors’s program and BDO is proud to be able to contribute to this organization as they make a difference with high-risk kids in our community.” Britt Vig, Partner at BDO Canada.

“We have been supporting this event since the inception and we are pleased to have raised over $28,000 toward such a worthy cause.  Congratulations to the event organizers and volunteers for creating a fun and memorable experience for the community.”  Mike Smith, Senior Manager at BDO Canada & Elevation Outdoors Board Member.

With participant teams, and available sponsorships selling out every year in less than a week, now is the time to reach out to the On the Lawn organizing team regarding getting involved in 2023!

Wear your whites, and take the green.


About On The Lawn

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 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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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