On Thursday, August 8, 2019, the first complimentary sunscreen dispensers in British Columbia were made available to the public in Kelowna.Through a partnership between the Save Your Skin Foundation and Morgan's Mole Patrol, and support from the City of Kelowna, dispensers are now installed at the Kelowna Visitor Centre (sponsored by Moxie's Bar & Grill, Kelowna) and at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.

Sunscreen Event

Pictured (left to right):  David Walker, Kelowna Golf and Country Club; Councillor Maxine DeHart, City of Kelowna; Chris Lewis, Tourism Kelowna; Karen Wells, Morgan's Mole Patrol; and Kathy Barnard, Save Your Skin Foundation

"We are proud to have this resource available for local residents and visitors in the Kelowna Visitor Centre," said Chris Lewis, Director of Visitor Experience with Tourism Kelowna. "We have received many inquiries regarding the purchase of sunscreen and we are now able to offer complimentary protection onsite."

 

Sunscreen Dispenser

“We commend Save Your Skin Foundation and the efforts of Morgan’s Mole Patrol for getting this initiative going in Kelowna – a city where a lot of people enjoy many outdoor activities,” said Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran. “It’s great to have free sunscreen available for skin health and cancer prevention in these central locations where thousands of people pass by every day.”

The use of broad-spectrum, SPF 30 sunscreen is just part of sun-smart behaviour, which can also include seeking shade, wearing a hat, and wearing long-sleeved clothing to cover your skin.

Click here to read the full press release. For questions about the Kelowna Visitor Centre complimentary sunscreen dispenser, please contact Chris Lewis, Director of Visitor Experience, at chris@tourismkelowna.com or (250) 861-1515 ex. 207.

About Save Your Skin Foundation:

Save Your Skin Foundation is a national, patient-led, not-for-profit group dedicated to leading the fight against non-melanoma skin cancers, melanoma, and ocular melanoma through nationwide education, advocacy, and awareness initiatives.

About Morgan's Mole Patrol:

Morgan’s Mole Patrol, started by Karen Wells, has been created to spread awareness about the importance of sun safety and to help stop the spread of melanoma.