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Okanagan College revs up funding for trades with car raffle

Okanagan College revs up funding for trades with car raffle
Okanagan College Foundation wants to hand over the keys of a classic car to rev up support for students in the trades. “The car came to us as a bit of a windfall,” said Okanagan College Foundation executive director Kathy Butler. “When then donor mentioned she had a Mercedes she wanted to donate to us, it seemed like the perfect way to generate interest about our trades program.” Ute Koessler moved to the Okanagan in 1997 with her family after living in Vancouver, and soon learned about the College. Koessler had recently donated her late husband Hermann's entire workshop of tools to the College’s trades department, and thought her white 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E, valued at $3,000, would be a perfect addition.

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