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Big White helps JoeAnna’s House
Rob Gibson - Jul 24, 2023 - Get Involved

Big White Ski Resort has donated $22,050 to JoeAnna’s House. The contribution was made thanks to money raised at this year’s Telus Kelowna Cup on Feb. 26. Since the event started back in 2015 the Telus Kelowna Cup has helped raise $190,000 to support JoeAnna’s House. The annual event brings together skiing enthusiasts, families and […]

Chicks raise more than $27K
Wayne Moore - Jul 19, 2023 - Get Involved

The annual Chicks with Sticks charity golf tournament was another rousing success. The seventh annual tournament, held Monday at Kelowna’s Black Mountain Golf Course, raised more than $27,000 for The Foundry, which supports youth mental health in the Central Okanagan. Over the seven years the women-only tournament has been running, nearly $170,000 has been raised […]

Big donation for CAC
Cindy White - Jul 19, 2023 - Get Involved

A local organization known for its efforts to provide essential educational and medical care for children in India and other parts of the world is giving back to Kelowna. The East Meets West Children’s Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Child Advocacy Centre to support mental health counselling for sexually abused children. “If we can contribute towards […]

You can Jumpstart a child
Contributed - Jun 26, 2023 - Get Involved

Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program helps thousands of children get involved in sports, and the Kelowna branch is busy with its current fundraising push. The national campaign was founded in 2005, and since they 2,301 Kelowna children have benefited. That includes 309 in 2022 alone. All the money that is collected through the Kelowna store stays […]

Auction supports aviation students
Brayden Ursel - Jun 26, 2023 - Get Involved

The second annual YLW Silent Auction is back to raise money for students in aviation. The auction is available online and runs until Sunday, July 9 at 6 p.m. The auction features prizes that are donated by businesses and aviation partners through YLW. All proceeds from the 2023 silent auction will go towards YLW’s scholarship […]

Chamber seeks new directors
Jon Manchester - Jun 16, 2023 - Get Involved

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce wants you … to join its board of directors. The chamber has put out a call for nominations to its 2023-24 board. Have an established business, leadership or advocacy experience? Nominations are open now through June 30. “The role of director is important, as the board collectively oversees the strategic vision […]

ProducKIDvity raises thousands
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 14, 2023 - Get Involved

ProducKIDvity recently donated $5,000 to Child Advocacy Centre and gave more than $25,000 worth of child and infant equipment, toys and books to those in the community who needed it most. The money that went to CAC was raised through ProducKIDvity’s multi-day garage sale, while the donated items came from last year’s purchase of Building […]

Operation 100 raises $40K
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 08, 2023 - Get Involved

Operation 100 was once again a resounding success for Kot Auto Group, which raised $40,000 for local charities. The goal for every Kot dealer was to sell 100 vehicles during April and May, and donate $100 for every one sold. The vehicles were marked down significantly to reach the goal, and the mission was accomplished […]

Pushor gives $10K to Foundry
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 06, 2023 - Get Involved

Pushor Mitchell continues to spread the wealth in its 50th year. The Kelowna law firm on Monday donated $10,000 to Foundry Kelowna, a wellness centre for those between the ages of 12 and 24 who need support, as part of its 50th anniversary. Pushor Mitchell has donated money to numerous charities throughout the year. The […]

Mamas needs new home
Casey Richardson - Jun 06, 2023 - Get Involved

An organization that helps moms, dads and caregivers with resource navigation throughout the South Okanagan is searching for a new donated space to continue to help serve the community. Mamas for Mamas has been located inside the Ooknakane Friendship Centre for the past two years after adding a location in Penticton. The addition was to […]