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United Way begins big push
Rob Gibson - Sep 13, 2019 - Community

The Southern Interior United Way kicked off its annual fundraising campaign this morning. Some 300 local donors, community leaders, partner charities and corporate sponsors gathered for breakfast at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna. The event marked the official start of the workplace campaign by engaging thousands of employees in special events and other fundraising […]

Advocacy centre gets boost
Laura Brookes - Sep 13, 2019 - Community

Kelowna’s first Child Advocacy Centre is nearly ready to open. The building is purposefully designed to maintain privacy for families, featuring dedicated spaces to host interviews, CAC staff and RCMP child protection officers. It will be the seventh such centre in British Columbia and the 26th in Canada. As one integrated facility, Kelowna’s centre will […]

Brooke Astells
Contributed - Sep 11, 2019 - Community

With what business or organization are you involved? Innerspace Watersports. What is your role with that organization? Marketing management. What’s your favourite thing about living in the Okanagan? What I love the most about the Okanagan is having four distinctive seasons. Summers are made for playing behind the boat and kayaking! Fall is perfect for […]

Classic tops $2 million
Darren Handschuh - Sep 11, 2019 - Community

Since it began a decade ago, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Classic has teed up more than $2 million. The 10th annual event was held at Predator Ridge and generated $300,000, sending the decade total to a new milestone. The annual sold-out event featured 136 players from around the region at Predator for a day of […]

Gala to help orphans upcoming
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 10, 2019 - Community

Today is the last day to purchase early-bird tickets for the Under the African Sky gala that will take place next Friday, Sept 20, at Kelowna’s Innovation Centre. The night of entertainment will benefit the Building Beyond Borders charity that provides food, education, and loving foster homes to orphaned children in Kitale, Kenya. The duo […]

Trellis puts $10K up for grabs
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 06, 2019 - Community

OKGN Angel Summit winner Trellis Social Enterprise is having a contest and will be giving away a grand prize of $10,000. Trellis’s business plan was building a platform for champions of causes to easily connect directly with charities and create fundraisers. It will now put that to the test with the Sprout a Fundraiser competition, […]

Big White welcomes students
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 30, 2019 - Community

Hundreds of new UBCO students got to experience one of the Okanagan’s most popular tourist destinations as part of the university’s Jump Start program. Big White Ski Resort welcomed 730 students earlier this week as part of the program, which is open to all first-year students who are coming to UBCO from high school. Jump […]

Keep the wildlife wild
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 25, 2019 - Community

The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) is asking residents and visitors alike to leave wild animals alone if they come across them in their natural habitat. With ripening fruit in valley orchards and Kokanee salmon soon swimming up creeks to spawn, people can expect to see more bears in regional parks. “This time of […]

Parkinson Rec closures
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 24, 2019 - Community

The swimming pools and aquatic area as well as the gym at the Parkinson Recreation Centre will be closed for annual maintenance and cleaning from Monday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Sept. 8. As a result of the closures, there will be no drop-in basketball or volleyball available during this time and the family change room […]

Volunteer, win a free e-bike
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 24, 2019 - Community

The 55+ BC Games are right around the corner and organizers are hoping residents from the community will volunteer to help make them a success. More than 1,500 volunteers are needed to run the event, taking place from September 10 – 14, 2019. Volunteers are needed for various positions including medal presentations, hosts, environment, ceremonies, […]