Eric Thorsteinson from CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd. in Kelowna, BC partnered with K96.3 Classic Rock to host an outdoor drive-in movie to support the Central Okanagan Food Bank.
With many of the summer activities being banned during the pandemic, watching an outdoor drive-in movie was one of the few that was safe and manageable.
So, Eric organized a fun, safe and helpful outdoor movie event. The public’s safety was still their number one concern, with many safety precautions put into place for the event nights – patrons had to be in a vehicle, no food or concession, tickets were pre-sold, and space was limited to 50 vehicles with a maximum of 6 people per car.
The first showing was on Friday and Saturday night in early June – put on by Outside Cinema at Trinity Church – showing the family-friendly movie “Onwards.” Attendees were asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Central Okanagan Food Bank to help their community’s members during these challenging times. The outdoor drive-in movie event will continue all summer with the goal of feeding over 1,000 Okanagan families through the Central Okanagan Food Bank.
“Thank you to everyone that came out for our opening weekend and donated to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Your generosity will help us meet our goal of assisting many local families during these challenging times.”- Eric Thorsteinson, CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.