Jaswinder Garib, seen here with her dog Gracie, is donating $30,000 as part of the overall $500,000 pledge from the South Okanagan’s Indo-Canadian community to help acquire medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion. She is a graduate of Pen Hi in 1980.
“As a community, we’ve now been in the Okanagan for a long time and it’s good to see our community coming out and creating a bigger presence by putting on events,” she said. “The good thing about the Punjabi community is we enjoy doing things collectively and helping wherever we can. When we work together we can really do great things.”
Jas noted she is contributing a very small piece of a much larger donation. The local Indo-Canadian community has now raised almost $450,000 towards its total pledge.