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Habitat 50/50 jackpot soars
Rob Gibson - 9:12 am - Get Involved

If you’re looking for a way to do something nice for others and yourself, look no further than the Habitat for Humanity 50/50 lottery. Last December, Linda Farr took home the biggest jackpot in the lottery’s history, winning more than $33,000. This year, the jackpot has blown way past that and is approaching the $50,000 […]

JCI hosting annual food drive
Chelsea Powrie - May 22, 2024 - Get Involved

JCI Penticton is looking forward to hosting its seventh annual Valley Food Drive this weekend. On Saturday (May 25) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cherry Lane Mall parking lot, the public is welcome to come on down with donations of food and hygienic products. Every year JCI—Junior Chamber International—chooses a different charity […]

Nearly $1M raised for KGH
Rob Gibson - May 16, 2024 - Get Involved

The numbers are in for the KGH Day of Giving. The eighth annual charity event raised $927,707.07 in a one day call to action. “Every gift helps,” KGH Foundation CEO Allison Young said in a press release. “And every gift is a building block supporting better cancer care here at KGH and in our community.” […]

Breweries to support athletes
Josh Dawson - May 10, 2024 - Get Involved

 Local Paralympic gold medallist Greg Stewart has brought together five Kamloops breweries to craft a unique golden ale in a bid to raise money for Canadian athletes. Iron Road Brewing, The Noble Pig, Red Collar, Alchemy Brewing Company and Bright Eye Brewing will be collaborating on a new limited batch of Shot of Gold […]

Big donation for OC gym
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 07, 2024 - Get Involved

The family of the man who played a huge role in recreation development at Okanagan College has made a significant donation to the institution’s new gym. Alex Recsky was OC’s first recreation and intramurals programmer, starting in the role in 1986, and spent the next 10 years advancing recreation at the college until his retirement. […]

Smile Cookies now on sale
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 02, 2024 - Get Involved

Last year the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign helped provide more than 435,000 healthy snacks to YMCA child care participants in the southern Interior. This year the goal is even higher. Every cent of Smile Cookies sales in Kelowna and West Kelowna this week will support the YMCA of Southern Interior BC Healthy Snacks program. […]

Couple gives $100K to hospital
Chelsea Powrie - May 02, 2024 - Get Involved

Cancer care in the South Okanagan continues to be bolstered by dedicated philanthropic donors. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation announced private donors Herb and Pat Wycherley have added $100,000 to the ongoing $10 million oncology campaign at Penticton Regional Hospital. The donation follows a previous gift to the South Okanagan General Hospital in 2019, […]

Elvises raise $3.5K for firefighters
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 19, 2024 - Get Involved

It was a rockin’ good time on March 8 in West Kelowna, where a pair of Elvis Presley tribute artists raised $3,500 for the Kelowna and West Kelowna Professional Firefighters Charitable Society. Two Kings: Elvis Live in Concert was a fundraising concert featuring Jimmy Holmes and West Kelowna’s DJ Dodge, known in real life as […]

Charity joke book hot seller
Rob Gibson - Apr 11, 2024 - Get Involved

A Kelowna doctor who self-published a joke book to help raise money for the KGH Foundation says sales have gone so well he’s looking at doing a second run of books. Dr. David Goldberg says he’s having a hard time keeping up with the demand for Jokes You’ll Love to Tell. “As soon as I drop […]

Kinsmen plan big weekend
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 10, 2024 - Get Involved

Kinsmen members will be flocking to Kelowna during the first weekend of May when the local chapter celebrates a significant milestone. Kinsmen Club of Kelowna will be celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 4, and it will also be hosting the District 5 KINvention, which will take place May 3-5. Kin Canada’s District 5 consists […]