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COVID pause hurting Paws
Kirk Penton - Apr 16, 2021 - Get Involved

 Back when a global pandemic wasn’t shutting down most human interaction, Kelowna dog rescue non-profit Paws It Forward held a wine event that raised approximately $20,000 each year for the organization. Now there are no such events, and the money for organizations like them is drying up. Now that the pandemic is more than […]

YMCA general meeting May 4
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 14, 2021 - Get Involved

The YMCA of Okanagan will be hosting its annual general meeting on Tuesday, May 4. The virtual gathering will take place at 5 p.m. YMCA members, donors, volunteers, staff and community partners are invited to attend. Board members, those who have donated for at least two consecutive calendar years and those who have contributed a […]

Poverty task force wants feedback
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 09, 2021 - Get Involved

A Central Okanagan poverty reduction task force is getting ready to hear your opinion on the issue. The United Way Southern Interior BC and Regional District of Central Okanagan are spearheading a group that is tackling the issue of poverty in the region, and it is preparing to embark on a community engagement program that […]

Students pitch in for HSC
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 07, 2021 - Get Involved

The fundraising campaign for Okanagan College’s new Health Sciences Centre is called the Our Students, Your Health. Now the students have joined in on the fundraising fun, as the Okanagan College Students’ Union has donated $15,000 towards the new building on the college’s Kelowna campus. “It’s always good to invest in education, but the pandemic […]

Feds chip in for KF museum
Amandalina Letterio - Apr 06, 2021 - Get Involved

A new aerospace museum and conference centre being built by KF Aerospace at the Kelowna airport is being partially funded by the federal government. The national Ministry of Natural Resources announced this week it is investing $800,000 in the KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence because it will use mass timber construction methods. The two-storey, multi-use […]

Huge donation for college
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 30, 2021 - Get Involved

Vernon couple Kurt and Jutta Knuever have made a massive donation to Okanagan College that will more than double the annual financial support for students attending the Vernon campus. The Knuevers gifted $210,000 to the college to create the K&J Knuever Legacy Awards, which will be used for up to $70,000 annually in tuition and […]

Wine profit straight to Mamas
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 26, 2021 - Get Involved

Mamas for Mamas is about to get a big boost from the BC Wine Cider and Spirits Festival. All profits from the sale of the wine organization’s subscription basket will be donated to Mamas for Mamas until April 15. The BC Basket consists of a provincial red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, beer, cider and […]

Nearly $50K raised for KGH
Amandalina Letterio - Mar 26, 2021 - Get Involved

The Kelowna Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club has raised approximately $49,000 for the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation and Advanced Stroke Care. The goal was to raise $20,000, and the club was shocked when it was able to more than double it. The ski club and Kelowna General Hospital are looking to partner again for more […]

JCI food drive this weekend
Chelsea Powrie - Mar 23, 2021 - Get Involved

Junior Chamber International Penticton has announced the return of its annual ValleyDrive event in support of local food banks. For the fourth year running, JCI will be running a food donation drop-off location to help replenish food bank stock, an especially important initiative while stock is low and demand is high. The teams will have […]

Friesens donate $150K to HSC
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 22, 2021 - Get Involved

A long relationship between the Friesen family and Okanagan College has resulted in a large donation for the school’s Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna. Rod and Dianne Friesen, along with and their two sons, Shawn and Jason, and their families have given $150,000 to the Our Students, Your Health campaign that is raising funds for […]