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New firetruck for Apex
Colin Dacre - Jul 11, 2019 - Get Involved

The Apex Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade has its very first fire truck, thanks to a generous donation by Pioneer Log Homes of HGTV’s Timber Kings fame. Bryan Reid was at Apex Wednesday to meet the volunteer fire brigade in advance of the truck’s arrival next week. Since sustaining heavy losses in 2017’s forest fires around […]

East Kelowna market thrives
Kirk Penton - Jun 27, 2019 - Get Involved

 The East Kelowna community hall has been around for more than 80 years, which makes it a key part of the area’s essence. It’s also the main reason why Kathy Sawchuk became a driving force behind the East Kelowna Community Market, which started in September 2017 and now runs every Sunday between May and […]

Yard Angels ready to work
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 27, 2019 - Get Involved

The Yard Angels are ready to strike again. The community service project of Creative Roots Landscaping will be accepting nominations from July 1-7 for its project later in the month. Three times per year the Yard Angels aim to lighten the gardening burden for three Kelowna residents suffering with debilitating illness or injury and unable to […]

Senior Games volunteers wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 24, 2019 - Get Involved

The 55+ BC Games, which will be held in Kelowna this fall, is looking for volunteers to help make this year’s event a success. The organizing committee needs a total of 1,500 volunteers to make the games run smoothly, and it believes volunteering is a way to make new friends, give back to your community, […]

Tolko supports new daycare
John K. White - Jun 24, 2019 - Get Involved

Tolko is donating lumber and plywood to the new daycare centre under construction in Lumby. The raw materials are on top of major grants from the B.C. Ministry of Child and Family Development and money from a community gaming grant. The Bridge Educational Society is building the Early Years Daycare Centre in Lumby to serve […]

RDCO needs volunteers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 20, 2019 - Get Involved

Applications are now being accepted for two commissions in the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The RDCO needs volunteer members to serve on the Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC) and the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission (APC). The groups work with planning services staff to advise the regional board by reviewing development applications for the […]

Everyone can Live to Ride
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 20, 2019 - Get Involved

Big White Ski Resort and Elevation Outdoors are teaming up this summer to help disadvantaged youth take to the mountain on bikes. Elevation Outdoors is a Kelowna-based charity that kicked off its four-day adult mountain bike camp earlier this week, and it will conduct a youth one starting on July 9. Proceeds from both camps […]

Gator raffle benefits 4-H BC
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 17, 2019 - Get Involved

PrairieCoast Equipment has once again helped out 4-H BC through the latter’s biennial Gator Lottery fundraiser. Two lucky winners rode off in John Deere Gators, both valued at $11,000, when their numbers were chosen last weekend in Kamloops. PrairieCoast Equipment has been donating Gators to the lottery every other year for several years now. The […]

Dr. Oz joins ALERT team
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 17, 2019 - Get Involved

Rose Valley Veterinarian Hospital’s Dr. Moshe Oz has signed an official agreement to help animals during times of crisis. Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team, also known as ALERT, has signed an official supplier consent agreement with Dr. Oz, who will be now be part of the Emergency Support Services (ESS) program in the South and […]

CU celebrates with generosity
Chelsea Powrie - Jun 17, 2019 - Get Involved

Summerland Credit Union has donated a new pop-up tent to NeighbourLink, the first of several initiatives planned in 2019 to celebrate the credit union’s 75th anniversary. “Since our inception, with the support of our members, Summerland Credit Union has been giving back to our community. It’s one of our core values as an organization,” marketing […]