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Chicks with Sticks returns
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 07, 2020 - Get Involved

The fourth annual Chicks with Sticks women’s golf tournament is returning to Kelowna’s Black Mountain Golf Club later this month, with proceeds supporting youth mental health. This year’s event, which will be held Monday, July 20, will have a bit of a different feel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This year we’ll respect social distancing […]

Sustainable acts encouraged
Darren Handschuh - Jul 07, 2020 - Get Involved

The City of Vernon has cash in hand for local sustainability programs. The city is launching the 2020 Sustainability Grants program to encourage community participation in sustainable action while recognizing current and ongoing sustainability projects. Grants of up to $1,000 will be available as an incentive to accelerate projects led by Vernon residents, youth, non-profit […]

Valley First puts family first
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 02, 2020 - Get Involved

Valley First has extended its partnership with the YMCA to help young parents get the long-term support and resources they need. Valley First, which is a division of First West Credit Union, also did what it could for the Y’s Young Parent Program during the COVID-19 shutdown, as the company’s team members, friends, family members […]

Smith wins Botkin scholarship
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 02, 2020 - Get Involved

The memory of Dan Botkin lives on in Enderby and the North Okanagan through the young people who are inspired to help their community. Drayden Smith is this year’s recipient of the Dan Botkin Memorial Fund. The Enderby and District Fire Department hands out the scholarship to high school students who are interested in fire […]

Interior Savings spreads cash
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 30, 2020 - Get Involved

Interior Savings has dished out $150,000 to help non-profit organizations that have been struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The credit union launched the Community Relief Fund during the pandemic and accepted applications during the month of May. Interior Savings gave out the money to 45 non-profit organizations throughout the Okanagan, Thompson and Nicola regions. […]

Raising money with movies
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 25, 2020 - Get Involved

The drive to feed more than 1,000 Okanagan families is still going strong. Outside Cinema this weekend will continue its weekly tradition of hosting drive-in movies at Kelowna’s Trinity Church, all in an effort to raise money for the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Captain Marvel will be shown on Friday night, while Saturday’s offering is […]

Kelson residents help hungry
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 23, 2020 - Get Involved

Residents of Kelson Group apartments across B.C. and Alberta, including 27 in Kamloops and three in Kelowna, donated 6,000 pounds of food to food banks through the company’s fourth annual food drive. The Kelson Group Residents’ Food Drive was held last Wednesday in 10 apartment buildings across both provinces. The company’s locations in Kelowna are […]

‘Significant’ donation for PRH
Chelsea Powrie - Jun 23, 2020 - Get Involved

A Penticton composer and former immigrant has given back to the community through a donation the Penticton Regional Hospital called “major.” Ernst Schneider didn’t know a word of English when, at age 18, he arrived in Penticton from Germany in 1958. Fortunately, music is an international language. Schneider had followed his older sister to the Okanagan. […]

Day of Giving raises $371K
Colin Dacre - Jun 22, 2020 - Get Involved

This year’s KGH Foundation Day of Giving raised an incredible $371,823, going towards keeping the hospital nimble in the wake of COVID-19. In addition to the outpouring of support from the community, the one-day fundraising event was made possible thanks to the generous contribution of a small group of anonymous donors that matched all gifts […]

Charities score big bucks
Brendan Kergin - Jun 19, 2020 - Get Involved

In a time when donations to non-profits are down, the BC Interior Community Foundation interest cheques are a welcome sight. Three were presented on Thursday, with more than $35,500 going to the Kamloops Brain Injury Association (KBIA) and the provincial brain injury alliance, $12,570 to Western Canada Theatre and nearly $41,600 to the Kamloops Symphony. “Donations to non-profits […]