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United Way begins big push
Rob Gibson - Sep 13, 2019 - Get Involved

The Southern Interior United Way kicked off its annual fundraising campaign this morning. Some 300 local donors, community leaders, partner charities and corporate sponsors gathered for breakfast at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna. The event marked the official start of the workplace campaign by engaging thousands of employees in special events and other fundraising […]

Advocacy centre gets boost
Laura Brookes - Sep 13, 2019 - Get Involved

Kelowna’s first Child Advocacy Centre is nearly ready to open. The building is purposefully designed to maintain privacy for families, featuring dedicated spaces to host interviews, CAC staff and RCMP child protection officers. It will be the seventh such centre in British Columbia and the 26th in Canada. As one integrated facility, Kelowna’s centre will […]

Classic tops $2 million
Darren Handschuh - Sep 11, 2019 - Get Involved

Since it began a decade ago, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Classic has teed up more than $2 million. The 10th annual event was held at Predator Ridge and generated $300,000, sending the decade total to a new milestone. The annual sold-out event featured 136 players from around the region at Predator for a day of […]

Gala to help orphans upcoming
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 10, 2019 - Get Involved

Today is the last day to purchase early-bird tickets for the Under the African Sky gala that will take place next Friday, Sept 20, at Kelowna’s Innovation Centre. The night of entertainment will benefit the Building Beyond Borders charity that provides food, education, and loving foster homes to orphaned children in Kitale, Kenya. The duo […]

Trellis puts $10K up for grabs
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 06, 2019 - Get Involved

OKGN Angel Summit winner Trellis Social Enterprise is having a contest and will be giving away a grand prize of $10,000. Trellis’s business plan was building a platform for champions of causes to easily connect directly with charities and create fundraisers. It will now put that to the test with the Sprout a Fundraiser competition, […]

Big White welcomes students
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 30, 2019 - Get Involved

Hundreds of new UBCO students got to experience one of the Okanagan’s most popular tourist destinations as part of the university’s Jump Start program. Big White Ski Resort welcomed 730 students earlier this week as part of the program, which is open to all first-year students who are coming to UBCO from high school. Jump […]

Volunteer, win a free e-bike
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 24, 2019 - Get Involved

The 55+ BC Games are right around the corner and organizers are hoping residents from the community will volunteer to help make them a success. More than 1,500 volunteers are needed to run the event, taking place from September 10 – 14, 2019. Volunteers are needed for various positions including medal presentations, hosts, environment, ceremonies, […]

Olympic medalist rides in Kelowna
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 22, 2019 - Get Involved

The second annual Red Devils Cycling Academy Sportif will take place in Kelowna next month and feature an Olympic medal winner. The Sportif bike ride and BBQ will raise funds supporting non-profit youth cycling programs in the Okanagan. Taking place on Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. from Kinsmen Beach Park, the ride will feature Axel […]

Doctor raising funds for water
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 22, 2019 - Get Involved

For weeks a Kelowna doctor has been working as a medical volunteer at a clinic in rural Nicaragua and has been inspired to help the community with their desperate need for water. Dr. Claire Young is a family physician who has been volunteering her time at the Roberto Clemente Clinic in Santa Ana, Nicaragua. The […]

OK Food Bank needs your help
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 21, 2019 - Get Involved

The Central Okanagan Food Bank (COFB) is hoping that residents will take advantage of their fundraising raffle and help raise much needed funds for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks to the generosity of Nicholson Exteriors and Sun FM Kelowna, the Food Bank is able to raffle off a dream vacation voucher worth $3,000 to be […]