In 2009, Thom & Associates in conjunction with Ballet Kelowna and non-profit children and family organizations throughout the Okanagan, arranged and organized a special showing of The Nutcracker performed by Ballet Kelowna, to children from low income or challenging environments. The group’s hard work provided a free ticket to a custom performance of the Nutcracker Ballet and a special Santa stocking for every child, stuffed with donated goodies from many great local sponsors brought together by the committee, Thom & Associates and Ballet Kelowna. In 2014, with the assistance of Actor’s Studio families attended a performance of Oliver as a new direction for the organization.
Since our first event, the organizing team has received many letters of thanks from grateful families and children who were positively impacted by this performance. Many recipients from these non-profit organizations would not likely attend a professional performance like this, and as the initiating sponsor of this event, Ken and Thom & Associates are thrilled to see these families have the opportunity to experience such a beautiful expression of the arts. What better time to do that for them than at Christmas!