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DeHart donates from heart
Laura Brookes - Feb 14, 2020 - Get Involved

Kelowna city councillor Maxine DeHart is giving a gift from the heart this Valentine’s Day, with a private donation to Okanagan College‘s Our Students, Your Health campaign. The campaign is raising funds to build a new Health Sciences Centre at the college and provide financial assistance for students. DeHart was announced as the ambassador of the campaign […]

Scholarship honours McWatters
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 13, 2020 - Get Involved

A new scholarship has been created in the name of Harry McWatters, and those behind it are hoping others will help contribute to the fund. McWatters was an icon on the Okanagan wine scene, and his passing last year left a void that will never be filled. In an effort to continue his legacy, Chefs’ […]

Money for music and memory
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 13, 2020 - Get Involved

Five organizations in the Thompson Okanagan recently received an Impact Grant to help those affected by Alzheimer’s. The Music & Memory program is a therapeutic music program that provides special training to caregivers combined with personalized playlists to help people reconnect with memories and their loved ones. It has been found that music can awaken […]

Pathways seeks board members
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 13, 2020 - Get Involved

Pathways Addictions Resource Centre is searching for board members to help the people of Penticton. Pathways has been serving the community for nearly 45 years, and it is currently in need of board members, specifically in the areas of treasurer, building committee and social media. Anyone interested in joining the Pathways board can send an […]

Thousands raised for women
Jon Manchester - Feb 13, 2020 - Get Involved

Three North Okanagan Shoppers Drug Mart stores helped raise more than $8,800 to support women’s cancer care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre. The annual Shoppers LOVE. YOU. campaign sees associate owners partner with local charities to directly support women’s health in their communities. From Oct. 5 through Nov. 1, customers and staff raised $8,854 by purchasing and […]

Pucks bring in bucks
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 11, 2020 - Get Involved

The YMCA of Okanagan was a big winner when the pucks flew at a recent Kelowna Rockets contest. The YMCA was the benefactor of the Rockets’ charity puck toss on Jan. 26, and more than $3,400 was raised as a result. The purchase of pucks brought in $2,165, and then Melcor Developments donated another $1,250 […]

Crowe MacKay donates $50K
Miriam Halpenny - Feb 11, 2020 - Get Involved

Crowe MacKay LLP has donated $50,000 to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation in honour of its 50th anniversary. The KGH Foundation is raising funds for an electrophysiology lab. “We recognize that we have been fortunate to practise in such a vibrant, growing community, and along the way we have strived to support the community that […]

Salvation Army hits big goal
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 07, 2020 - Get Involved

Kelowna Salvation Army believes it will hit its Christmas campaign goal by the time all of the donations finish rolling in from the generous population. The organization set an ambitious goal of $700,000 during the recently completed holiday season, and as of Friday it had received $696,000. It didn’t hit the goal by its deadline, […]

Community’s 3 Stars are …
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 06, 2020 - Get Involved

A local trio was honoured at last Friday’s Kelowna Rockets game for going above and beyond in the community. Jordan Wirtz, Melanie Crowston and Wayne Oye were recognized as part of Fountain Tire’s 3 Stars program, which is a partnership between the Western and Ontario hockey leagues that highlights “everyday Canadians” for their volunteerism, humanitarianism […]

Chairs a welcome gift
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 05, 2020 - Get Involved

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen has given a gift to those struggling with mental health issues. The organization handed over a cheque for $4,718 to the Canadian Mental Health Association, which will use the gift to buy new dining room chairs. “We are thrilled to receive this incredible donation from the Community […]