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Last chance at Habitat 50/50
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 27, 2022 - Get Involved

Time is running out for your chance at a huge jackpot and also to help families in need secure affordable housing. The deadline to purchase tickets for the Habitat for Humanity Okanagan 50/50 Lottery is this Thursday (Sept. 29) at 11:59 p.m. Tickets are available at the following purchase levels: one ticket for $10, three […]

Co-op pumps cash into community
Darren Handschuh - Sep 22, 2022 - Get Involved

Co-op members and customers pumped thousands of dollars into North Okanagan charities Wednesday. As part of its Fuel Good Day, 10 cents from every litre of gasoline and diesel purchased at all Armstrong Regional Co-op gas bars was donated to local organizations. A total of $4,008 will be donated to the North Okanagan Youth & […]

Eat a cookie to help YMCA
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 19, 2022 - Get Involved

If you’re hungry and need a snack this week, make it a Smile Cookie from Tim Hortons. That’s because the full $1 from every Smile Cookie solid in Kelowna and West Kelowna this week will support the YMCA’s Healthy Snacks program. The YMCA of Southern Interior BC is one of 665 Canadian charities, hospitals and […]

Employees donate wages
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 15, 2022 - Get Involved

Creative Roots Landscaping employees have donated $2,500 to a Lifewater Canada, a charity whose goal is to ensure everyone has access to clean drinking water. Employees with the Okanagan landscaping company donate an hour of their wages each week to a fund that is then given to a charity. The fund collects approximately $1,100 per […]

Foundation gala raises $1.6M
Rob Gibson - Sep 13, 2022 - Get Involved

The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation’s Heart of Gold gala made a triumphant return over the weekend. The gala took place Saturday and by the end of the evening managed to raise $1,600,001 to help establish a Centre of Excellence in Brain Health at KGH. “It is an area of health care that is vitally important,” […]

Gondola sales for good cause
Rob Gibson - Sep 13, 2022 - Get Involved

Don’t miss your chance to own a little piece of Big White. The ski resort is selling of a “limited number” of gondola cabins to the public. At more than 20 years old, the gondolas are at the end of their lives as lift cabins, “but I’m sure with your imagination you can think of […]

Businesses fund Starfish program
Casey Richardson - Sep 12, 2022 - Get Involved

The Penticton Starfish pack project has been receiving some major donations as the school year heads into full swing. The Rotary Club of Penticton started the Starfish Backpack Program in April 2017 as a response to teachers being concerned over local elementary school kids heading home and having to worry about where food for weekend […]

TOTA will hit links in fall
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 30, 2022 - Get Involved

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association will be conducting its 29th annual golf tournament in mid-October in Kelowna. The tournament will be held at Black Mountain Golf Club on Thursday, Oct. 13, but the early-bird rate is available until only this Friday. The event will raise money for the TOTA Tourism Student Bursary Program, which assists students […]

‘We See You’ raises $1.7M
Brayden Ursel - Aug 24, 2022 - Get Involved

The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation has raised $1.7 million for mental health supports in the local community through the ‘We See You’ campaign. The campaign was launhced in March to acknowledge the current mental health care crisis has not gone unnoticed, promising to provide the immediate funding needed for mental health care programs and resources. […]

Deserving kids get new rides
Chelsea Powrie - Aug 08, 2022 - Get Involved

An anonymous philanthropic family has teamed up with Penticton and Area Cycling Association, and two bike shops to make sure five deserving local kids had great new bikes and riding gear. The kids were selected to participate in a free five-week program that saw them fitted for new Trek Marlin hardtail mountain bikes, courtesy of […]