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Team Depot pitches in
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 07 - Get Involved

Team Depot, which is a group of Home Depot employees from Kelowna, West Kelowna and Vernon, recently headed to Penticton to do some good. Team Depot has completed 12 projects in the last six years, and last week they travelled to the South Okanagan to spruce up the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club facility in […]

Yard Angels to the rescue
Jon Manchester - Nov 02 - Get Involved

The Yard Angels are at it again. A call for nominations to receive a free yard cleanup resulted in 42 suggestions of people unable to do the work themselves, who could use a helping hand. No fewer than four of those nominations were for Karen and Randy Lachmuth in East Kelowna. Last year, during a trip to Australia […]

Matching program underway
Colin Dacre - Oct 31 - Get Involved

An anonymous donor has stepped forward to provide a boost to the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan’s fundraising drive for the Youth Resource Centre. All donations for the centre up to $200,000 will now be matched by the generous donor. “This is a significant development in the ‘Futures Start Here’ fundraising campaign for the […]

Food Dump coming up
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 26 - Get Involved

A West Kelowna company is co-ordinating a massive food drive and is challenging others in the Central Okanagan to join in on the fun little competition. Civil X Contractors is conducting its inaugural Food Dump to benefit the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Businesses are asked to collect as many non-perishable food items as they can […]

PRH needs volunteers
Kirk Penton - Oct 23 - Get Involved

If Interior Health paid minimum wage to all the volunteers who put in time at Penticton Regional Hospital, Launa Stocker believes it would surpass the $1 million mark annually. That indicates just how important volunteers are to make the hospital run smoothly. They’re about to need even more of them with PRH’s expansion well underway. […]

Museum delegates in Kelowna
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 22 - Get Involved

The movers and shakers of B.C.’s art and culture scene are in Kelowna at the moment for the BC Museums Association Conference. The conference, which was organized by the Kelowna Art Gallery and Kelowna Museums Society, started Sunday and will wrap up Tuesday. More than 170 delegates have congregated in the Okanagan to discuss innovation […]

Cash to do some good
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 16 - Get Involved

Interior Savings is once again giving away $10,000—in $100 increments—to those who vow to do something good with it. As part of the credit union’s annual Day of Difference, which is Thursday, it will be looking for 100 people who will take $100 and make a difference in their community. Residents from Clearwater to Osoyoos […]

Students’ blood wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 10 - Get Involved

UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are teaming up in an effort to get as much blood as possible donated over the final two weeks of October. The two post-secondary institutions, in collaboration with Canadian Blood Services, are holding two, week-long blood donation events. The first donation event will help fill open appointments at the Kelowna […]

Big money for KidSport BC
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 09 - Get Involved

Triple O’s helped to raise more than $80,000 for KidSport BC last month. The restaurant chain donated a loonie from every combo it sold throughout the province during its ninth annual KidSport Day on Sept. 28. Kelowna residents raised $7,291 of the provincial total, which will help underprivileged kids participate in team sports.

Gala to help new moms
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 05 - Get Involved

The Greater Westside Board of Trade is holding its third annual West K Women of Influence Holiday Gala next month. The event is being held in support of the Central Okanagan Food Bank’s Tiny Bundles program, which specifically supports pregnant mothers and families with babies under the age of one. The gala will be held […]