Drive Thru. Donate. Dig in. Drive your community forward.

September 30, 2019 – United Way Southern Interior BC invites you to the 18th Annual North Okanagan Drive Thru breakfast on Thursday, October 3 from 6:00 to 9 a.m.  This year’s event will feature another exciting Drive Thru experience for guests with handouts, Tim Hortons coffee, and 900 bags packed with donated food, coupons, and fantastic grand prizes hidden in the bags. The goal this year is to meet or beat last year’s fundraising total of over $12,000. All donations stay local and support close to 20 local charities and other local initiatives that serve the needs of vulnerable children, youth, families and seniors in our community.


Thursday, October 3 from 6:00 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Bag packing: Wednesday, October 2 from 3:30 pm – 5 pm


Prestige Vernon Lodge – enter off 32nd Ave or 33rd Ave;


Thanks to all the generous sponsors and contributors of this event!

Bag sponsor and donor: Vantage One Credit Union

Corporate donations and sponsors: Cobs Bread, Nature’s Fare Markets

Media sponsors: Castanet, EZ Rock and Sun FM, Global Okanagan, Vernon MorningStar

For more info and complete list of in-kind contributors, visit:


Your Drive Thru experience includes a multitude of handouts, a breakfast bag, special offers and grand prizes.

  • Handouts: Grocery bag from SaveOn, water from CocaCola, coffee from Tim Hortons, Cobs Bread fresh baked scone with free loaf coupon, SunRype treats from Beach Radio, dog biscuits for furry friends; Window washing and more!
  • 900 goody bags stuffed with donated fresh food; see attached handout for complete list.
  • Special offers/coupons from local restaurants and businesses including:
    • Free Egg McMuffin from McDonalds
    • Free French Fries or Regular Rootbeer from A&W
    • $5 off at Browns Social House
    • Free dog cookie – Healthy Spot Pet Nutrition & Supply
  • Fantastic grand prizes from generous local businesses are randomly placed in the bags. Guests have a chance to win:
    • Predator Ridge “Spring Fling” Package – 2 Nights in a 1 Bedroom suite, 1 Round of Golf for 2 people, 1 Day “Rail Trail” outing for 2 people – Value of $1100!
    • Weekend getaway at Prestige Oceanfront Resort – 2 night stay
    • 1 night stay at Prestige Vernon Lodge with $50 restaurant credit
    • Revelstoke Mountain Resort – 2 winter lift passes and 2 summer pipe passes
    • $75 in Globe and Blarneystone Bucks (Big White Ski Resort)
    • Vernon Vipers – Game Tickets!
  • Community volunteers – Vernon Vipers, community leaders, Queen Silver Star Princesses, RCMP, Fire department and local community champions.
  • SunFm and Beach Radio – live on location
  • New for 2019 – $20 pre-orders and additional donations gratefully accepted at:

Save time, park and walk-in by pre-ordering no later than Oct 2, 2019.

  • Average value and donation recommended: $20
  • Social media: #NorthOKDriveThru #locallove @unitedwaysibc

Join us bright and early for this annual “fun”draiser for the United Way and drive your community forward! Everything raised here, stays here.

About United Way SIBC:

United Way Southern Interior BC serves the communities of the Okanagan, Columbia, Shuswap and Similkameen regions. Formed by the merger of United Way CSO and United Way NOCS, United Way SIBC builds on over 65 years of community investment. Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The United Way invests time and resources in three focus areas that support all that kids can be, move people from poverty to possibility and build healthy, strong communities.  For more information, visit or call 1-855-232-1321.