Discovery House Making a Splash on Father’s Day
Discovery House is holding their annual Father’s Day event at Skaha Lake Park on June 18 from Noon to 3 pm. Staff, volunteers, and possibly prominent community members will be raising funds for the house by taking turns in the Father’s Day Dunk Tank. The local men’s recovery house uses the event to raise awareness around addiction and recovery in our local community.
“The Father’s Day event is a lot of fun, and it's a great way for our guys and our house to connect with the community we support,” says Brent Rowland, Program Coordinator at Discovery House. “Our mission is to return fathers to children and sons to families by helping them overcome the life shattering impacts of addiction. This event not only helps us raise funds, but allows the community to see the resiliency and heart of those men we serve,” Rowland adds.
Discovery House has been in operation since 2007 and currently operates 3 separate residences in Penticton as part of their recovery treatment program. The organization has helped hundreds of men find their way out of addiction and return to being productive members of society. Discovery House seeks community support as government and grant funding does not cover the costs of helping the men they serve, most of which are unable to pay for private addiction treatment.
Rowland states, “We are so grateful for the amazing support we have received from Penticton and surrounding communities. Most everyone we speak with has been impacted by the ongoing opioid epidemic or other forms of addiction. We are proud to do our part and hope to expand our services to help as many people as we can.”
This year's event will feature food, street hockey with members of the champion Penticton Vees, music, and other family-friendly events. Information about the father’s day event, the program at Discovery House, and other ways to support the organization can be found on their website at www.discoveryhouserecovery.com. Pledges for those braving the Father's Day dunk tank and other donations can be e-transferred to email@example.com.