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United Way Celebrity Roast featuring Maxine DeHart

Maxine DeHart needs little introduction in the Okanagan. A long-time supporter of United Way, and passionate community advocate. Last year marked the grand finale of the Maxine DeHart Ramada Hotel Drive Thru. The Drive-Thru has raised over $850 000 for the Central Okanagan community! After that incredible journey, Max decided to step away from the Drive-Thru – a well-deserved break. However, Max and United Way continued to have discussions on partnering to raise money for the community.

To honour Maxine, her sponsors and volunteers, United Way is hosting an inaugural Celebrity Roast October 24, 2019.

This event will follow a similar format as celebrity or comedy roasts (think Dean Martin or Comedy Central but cleaner!). We have a fantastic line-up of celebrity roasters! Local media personalities, celebrities, community leaders, and a few surprise Roasters with searing (but clean) one-liners will “roast” Maxine DeHart, all to support United Way and help raise funds for the most vulnerable people in our communities.

The event will be held at Willowstone Academy and First Lutheran Church lounge and theatre on Lakeshore Drive. This beautiful event space will be dressed for the evening and is, of course, on Max’s local patch. Delicious food (you won’t go hungry!) and drinks will be served with a local jazz trio entertaining us before the show.

The program will include a short presentation and tribute to Max followed by the Roast including carefully selected (surprise) panelists. As always, the final word will go to Max!  The fine details are being held under lock and key so that the evening is a surprise for everyone… not least Max!

Event details:

  • Date: October 24, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 – 7 pm – Mix, mingle and cocktail reception; 7 pm Program starts; 8:30 pm Dessert & coffee
  • Location: Willowstone Academy, First Lutheran Church Hall and Theatre
  • Tickets: Early bird ticket sales go on sale in August and include VIP and Friends of Max pricing.
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Sponsorship opportunities: As this is an inaugural event, we are currently discussing partnership opportunities with local companies. For more information, contact us!

  • Presenting Sponsor, Supporting Sponsor, Friends of Maxine – $1000 to $10000
  • Program Advertising or Advertorials – $500 – $1000
  • Print, Graphics and creative sponsor
  • Sign sponsor
  • Ticket sponsor
  • And more!

Stay tuned for more info!!