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Big donation for OC daycare
Okanagan Edge Staff - 11:52 am - Get Involved

Lloyd Davies for years heard from colleagues and students about their struggles with daycare. That is why Davies and his wife, Janet Armstrong, have donated $500,000 to support the construction of a child-care centre at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus. Davies first noticed the impact of daycare in 1985, when he returned to Okanagan College to […]

Toque money will help Ukraine
Rob Gibson - May 06, 2022 - Get Involved

Big White’s “Stand with Ukraine” toque fundraising campaign has raised $8,302 for the people of Ukraine since it started in April. Big White senior vice-president Michael J. Ballingall tells Castanet they were hoping to raise $10,000 for the cause. “The team at Kelowna Stands With Ukraine Association desperately needs the funds, so we will be making the presentation tomorrow […]

Walk for Alzheimer’s is back
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 02, 2022 - Get Involved

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will return to communities across B.C. later this month. The event is the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.’s flagship fundraiser. The money will go towards local support and learning opportunities for people living with dementia and their families, as well as enabling research into the causes of and cure […]

Win cash, support mental health
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 29, 2022 - Get Involved

Kelowna’s Third Space Charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary by raising some money and giving half of it back to one lucky winner. The “Win Big for Mental Health” promotion is an online 50-50 raffle through Kelowna-based software company Trellis. It is one of the smaller charities in the Central Okanagan that has been hit […]

Buy a towel, help a Mama
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 25, 2022 - Get Involved

Tofino Towel Company will be producing a limited edition towel to raise money for Mamas for Mamas. The Tofino business will make 500 towels as part of its 2022 collection, and the proceeds will go to the Kelowna-based organization that supports mothers and caregivers who are in crisis. The towel was designed by an Okanagan […]

SOWINS seeks board chair
Chelsea Powrie - Apr 25, 2022 - Get Involved

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society is looking for a new board chair. It is a volunteer position at the helm of an energetic team of 10 members who oversee the non-profit work SOWINS does to help women and children fleeing abuse in the South Okanagan. The board hopes to fill the job with […]

Stober helps meet fund goal
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 22, 2022 - Get Involved

The student-led investment fund at Okanagan College got a big boost of capital this week. Stober Foundation poured a $40,000 donation into the fund, which helped the business students who started the initiative to get to their $100,000 goal. OC business students Riley Dunsmore and Steven Fiust, along with recent alumnus Justin Rantucci, created the […]

Much given on Day of Giving
Rob Gibson - Apr 22, 2022 - Get Involved

The KGH Foundation raised almost $1 million in this year’s annual Day of Giving in support of local mental health care. Thursday marked the sixth annual KGH Foundation Day of Giving, a one-day call to action for the community to support excellence in local health care. By midnight last night, April 21, a total of $969,207.06 […]

OneSky could use your help
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 22, 2022 - Get Involved

OneSky Community Resources is looking for new board members. The Penticton-based community support organization provides services to children and families, youth, adults and seniors throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen. It is looking for anyone with backgrounds in human resources and business, advocacy and government relations, information technology, finance and accounting, law, fundraising or marketing. […]

Camaro convertible up for grabs
Tim Petruk - Apr 19, 2022 - Get Involved

Tickets are on sale for a classic car raffle benefiting Habitat for Humanity Kamloops. Ticket sales for the agency’s 2022 classic car raffle started last Friday, and $25 will give you a chance to win a red 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible. Habitat for Humanity Kamloops is a non-profit housing organization serving Kamloops and communities […]