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CIBC helping Indigenous students
Okanagan Edge Staff - 9:44 am - Get Involved

CIBC and Indspire have teamed up to help Indigenous students enter health and social development programs at Okanagan College. CIBC has donated $25,000 along with funding from Indspire, a national Indigenous charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, to create a $44,000 award fund. Five students per semester for […]

Couple donates to PRH oncology
Casey Richardson - Jan 15, 2021 - Get Involved

A couple with almost lifelong ties to Penticton and Summerland has made a major donation to Penticton Regional Hospital, supporting the oncology department through the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. Ross and Evelyn Axworthy were high school sweethearts who raised children in the area and found it an easy choice to donate to the PRH. […]

Sally Ann felt lots of love
Amandalina Letterio - Jan 14, 2021 - Get Involved

The Kelowna and Lake Country community raised a record-breaking $929,000 for The Salvation Army through its 2020 Christmas fundraiser, exceeding its target of $700,000. “We are so blessed to live in a community that cares for one another and that strives to Give Hope, especially in challenging times,” said Captain Darryl Burry, lead pastor and executive […]

Okanagan homes up for grabs
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 12, 2021 - Get Involved

The 2021 Choices Lottery is up and running, and two of the grand prizes this year are homes in Vernon and in Okanagan Falls. The Choices Lottery supports the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the money raised goes to funding research that leads to innovative discoveries and treatments. There are seven luxury home packages up […]

Howard House bids adieu
Darren Handschuh - Jan 11, 2021 - Get Involved

With a new facility in place, the old Howard House building is no longer needed. Crews have started demolishing the 1970s-era building to make way for a new facility. Howard House was decommissioned after Our Place was completed in the spring of 2019. Our Place is a 46-bed shelter for people in need of a […]

Crime Stoppers celebrates victories
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 08, 2021 - Get Involved

Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers is celebrating this month as it closes in on nearly 3,000 arrests over the last 34 years. January is Crime Stoppers Month, and the local chapter has released how much crime is has gotten off the streets during its existence. It has received 29,620 tips that has led to 2,945 arrests. […]

Dehydrator will aid food bank
Sarita Patel - Jan 05, 2021 - Get Involved

With the help of the Rotary Club, Lake Country Food Bank was able to purchase a new food dehydrator that will increase the shelf life of perishable donations it receives. Lake Country Food Bank manager Joy Haxton said the machine is not just for them, and they want to invite members and community organizations to use it […]

Discovery House nears goal
Casey Richardson - Dec 31, 2020 - Get Involved

With one day left and less than $6,000 away from their $100,000 goal, Penticton’s Discovery House is very close to being able to move forward with its next project thanks to the Shed the Light on Addiction campaign. Its goal is to use the donations to place a down payment on another house for substance-free […]

Art on the Line now online
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 21, 2020 - Get Involved

Like virtually everything else over the last nine months, an annual fundraising art event at UBC Okanagan will be going online in February. The 19th annual Art on the Line gala and fundraiser will be held virtually on Saturday, Feb. 27. The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, in association with the Visual Arts Course […]

Patrons kept paying it forward
Casey Richardson - Dec 21, 2020 - Get Involved

After a Penticton business owner decided to gift a family a generous present for the holidays this year, he started having more people from the community buy presents from his store to give away. Trevor Sparreboom, the owner of the recently opened retro video game shop Game Cave, gave away a Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle for a local family […]