A local non-profit is making sure everybody has a Night to Shine.

This week, MyCityCare Okotoks is hosting their first full Night to Shine event.

Director Lorna Jewer describes it as an inclusive event that goes above and beyond.

“It’s a prom-like celebration for those with special abilities. We have a dinner and a dance, red carpets, limo rides, hair, makeup, and a shoeshine station. But most importantly, it’s a celebration of those in our community with special abilities.”

“This is not limited to teenagers, it’s available for 14 and up, including adults.”

It’s a global event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, and this will be its first official year in Okotoks.

Other Alberta locations like Lethbridge and Taber have held these events before, and Okotoks was even set to host one a few years ago.

“MyCityCare has been running A Night to Shine in Alberta since 2017. We did an expansion to Okotoks in 2020. We’d signed up for the first year for Okotoks to host in 2020 but COVID threw us a bit of a curveball. We had to pivot, and we did take home party boxes for those last few years. So, this is going to be our first in-person big party.”

It’s set for this Friday, Feb 10 at the Okotoks Centennial Centre.

To register as an attendee, click here.

Those interested in volunteering can email okotoks@mycitycare.ca