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Time to make a Difference
Okanagan Edge Staff - 9:54 am - Get Involved

Interior Savings is gearing up for its annual Day of Difference. The big event will be held this Thursday (Oct. 21), and it will feature more than 400 Interior Savings employees fanning out across their communities to volunteer and surprise people with almost $10,000 in gifts, random acts of kindness and cheques for local non-profits. […]

Sally Ann celebrates renovations
Jayden Wasney - 8:32 am - Get Involved

 The Westbank Salvation Army celebrated its grand reopening with the community on Saturday after the store received a huge makeover. To celebrate, The Salvation Army had food and drink available by donation, as well as live music and a magician. Dozens from the community came out to see the revamped store, and connect with […]

Golf tourney benefits YMCA
Madison Erhardt - Oct 12, 2021 - Get Involved

Close to $70,000 was raised at the 11th annual charity golf tournament in support of YMCA programs. “One important criterium when selecting a charity was that proceeds would stay in the Okanagan,” said Steven Pavelich, the managing partner with title sponsor WMB. “The YMCA is unique in that it ensures 100 per cent of our […]

Pies raise plenty of cash
Jayden Wasney - Oct 08, 2021 - Get Involved

The Central Okanagan Food Bank had another successful pie auction this year. “The auction was awesome. We had over $11,000 raised,” said Sarah Martin, the community development coordinator with the COFB. For its second annual Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser, pies were auctioned off on the COFB website. Local chef Shelley Robinson raised an astounding $1,900 for […]

You can help Launch a Life
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 07, 2021 - Get Involved

Launch Okanagan has changed many lives, and now it is looking for more support to keep making a positive impact in the Central Okanagan. Launch Okanagan started the Matched Savings program more than a decade ago to help people effectively manage their personal finances. People saved money each month for 12 months, and then Launch […]

Food drive massive success
Jayden Wasney - Oct 07, 2021 - Get Involved

 The Central Okanagan Food Bank saw an outpouring of support during the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. Donations were collected Saturday, and on Wednesday the food bank was a flurry of activity, with volunteers sorting donations for food hampers. “We’re helping the food bank sort all those donations into the various categories so that food […]

Library seeks board members
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 06, 2021 - Get Involved

If you’re big into books, the City of Penticton wants you. The South Okanagan city’s council is looking for two people to fill two-year terms on the Penticton Public Library board of directors. The application deadline is at 4 p.m. on Oct. 25. Applications can be found online or can be picked up at city […]

Pumpkinfest smashing success
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 06, 2021 - Get Involved

The Realtors at Re/Max Vernon Salt Fowler raised $500 for White Rock Lake fire victims during its annual Pumpkinfest last weekend. Salt Fowler officials were out on Saturday at the pumpkin patch on St. Anne’s Road in Spallumcheen, providing hot chocolate and coffee, treats for the kids and coupons for free pumpkins. They took donations […]

Elks donate to Starfish project
Casey Richardson - Oct 01, 2021 - Get Involved

The Starfish Pack Project got a big boost on Wednesday afternoon, as it received a $5,000 cheque from the Elks of Canada. The National Leader of the Elks of Canada, Maurice W. Koszman of Bengough Sask., was in attendance to present the donations. The local Starfish Pack program, facilitated by Penticton Rotary, makes sure that […]

Showing love for educators
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 30, 2021 - Get Involved

Teacher Appreciation Day is next week, and Accent Inns is marking the occasion by showing some love to the province’s educators. The company, which has hotels in Kelowna and Kamloops, will be visiting schools on Friday and thanking teachers by handing out gift baskets consisting of rubber duckies and custom bubble baths. Accent Inns, which […]